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Vision 2030 & the Political Costs of Saudi Reforms – Part 2

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, author of Vision 2030. Credit: UN Photo By Adel Abdel GhafarDOHA, Qatar, Feb 20 2018 (IPS) A pillar of the Saudi social contract has been the allocation of oil rents to the population in exchange for loyalty and fidelity ...

The United States: Innovation and Immobility

Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Miami. By Joaquín RoyMIAMI, Feb 20 2018 (IPS) It is the country of paradox, based on the double column of creativity and tradition. Americans are unable ...

Dr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations, Elected as President and Chair of GGGI

By GGGISEOUL, Feb 20 2018 (GGGI) Dr. Ban Ki-moon, 8th Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN) has been elected as the President of the Assembly and Chair of the Council of the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). Dr. Ban will begin his two-year ...

Paradise on Tenterhooks

A Maldivian activist holds a picture of slain blogger Yameen Rasheed during a UNESCO press freedom conference held in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo on Dec. 4, 2017. Credit: Amantha Perera/IPS By Amantha PereraCOLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Feb 20 2018 (IPS) It ...

African Brain Drain: Is There an Alternative?

In October 2016, a report by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) forecast that “migrants [from sub-Saharan Africa] in OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development) countries could increase from about 7 million in 2013 to about 34 million ...
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