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Nationalism, immigration, and economic success

Nationalism, immigration, and economic success

One of the central challenges facing the world’s advanced economies is slowing growth. Over the last decade, growth rates in the advanced economies have averaged 1.2%, down from an average of 3.1% during the previous 25 years.

China’s ‘firefighter’ VP avoids flames of US trade war

China’s ‘firefighter’ VP avoids flames of US trade war

As the flames of a trade war between China and the United States lick higher, one top Chinese leader expected to help handle relations with Washington has been conspicuous for not taking a public role in the dispute — Vice-President Wang Qishan.

Jewish nation-state law blatant violation of Palestinian rights

Jewish nation-state law blatant violation of Palestinian rights

The decision by Israel’s Knesset to adopt the Jewish nation-state bill on Thursday is reprehensible and deserves to be condemned unequivocally.

Facts about sugar and cancer

Facts about sugar and cancer

We could avoid about three of every 10 common types of cancer if we would change certain diet and lifestyle habits, says the World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research.

Losing weight? Well, sleep!

Losing weight? Well, sleep!

When we talk about weight loss, diet and exercise come naturally to mind. What about sleep? Well, mounting evidence points to a clear link between sleep quality and body weight.

How to protect workers without trade tariffs

How to protect workers without trade tariffs

According to a Washington Post/Schar School poll of Americans published on July 11, only 39% of respondents approved of US President Donald Trump’s imposition of tariffs on foreign countries, while 56% were opposed.

The fate of Nato now lies in Trump’s hand

The fate of Nato now lies in Trump’s hand

What is left of Nato and the transatlantic order after US President Donald Trump’s tumultuous week in Brussels, the United Kingdom, and Helsinki, where he defended Russian President Vladimir Putin against accusations of cyber warfare by America’s own intelligence agencies?

What next for Myanmar’s troubled peace process?

What next for Myanmar’s troubled peace process?

General Gun Maw, a leader of one of Myanmar’s ethnic armed groups who attended peace discussions in the capital Naypyitaw last week, wowed the Internet over the weekend when footage of him singing The Beatles’ Let it Be at a karaoke party on the fringes of the conference went viral.

Intellectual property, not intellectual monopoly

Intellectual property, not intellectual monopoly

“The copyright and patent laws we have today look more like intellectual monopoly than intellectual property,” wrote Brink Lindsey and Steven Teles in their recent book about the US economy.

Trump-Putin meeting leaves US president’s critics exasperated

Trump-Putin meeting leaves US president’s critics exasperated

The past week has been a rough one for the trans-Atlantic alliance with signs that US President Donald Trump is weakening long-standing western relationships and potentially accelerating a process which would see US global influence decline.

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