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Is Human Workforce Destroyed by Machines?

Humans have come a long way since the division of labour and specialisation. However, the 4th industrial revolution and digitalisation of homes are knocking...

Can China’s Economic Rise and Sustainable Development Coexist?

By: Jaewon Son (Guest writer) China’s rapid economic development, paired with its increasing energy consumption, has posed one of the country’s largest challenges for achieving...

Australia: a future climate action leader, or too little too late?

In the developed world, Australia is one of the most vulnerable countries to the effects of climate change. Despite this, the IMF, amidst an...

A Future in Standby for Brazil

In 1941, Stephan Zweig, a prominent Austrian writer of the 20th century, wrote extensively about the “Country of the Future”. He referred himself to...

OSCE: Challenge of a security regime based on unknowns

Cyber warefare has become a hot topic in the international community. What sounds like from a Sci-Fi movie, has become a realitstic scenario nowadays. The...

Unwrapping Our Plastic Future

Plastic enjoys a critical role in the global economy, rivalled by few other hard materials. Not least since the publication of the Austrian movie...

TechPlomacy: A Laboratory in Diplomacy

By: Sara Anne Aarup (Guest Writer) The field of “techplomacy”—a recent portmanteau of “tech” and “diplomacy” created by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs—has a...

Golden Opportunities? The Socio-economic Footprint of Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining

By: Brigitte Simone Gerstmann (Guest Writer) As an international endeavour to protect human health and the environment from anthropogenic mercury emissions, the Minamata Convention was signed...

The Northern Bone of Contention

By: Gulshan Bashirova (Guest Writer) The Arctic, a region known for its natural richness and stunning biodiversity, has long been in the spotlight among scientists....

Aftermath of the Katowice Summit – Is the Battle for the Future Lost?

By: Anja Vujakovic (Creative Director) The scientific community and climate campaigners warn that the deal reached at COP24 in Katowice in December 2018 has serious...

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