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  • Forum Article

    Why Africa needs more humanitarian action

    Africa is changing dramatically – and so are outsiders’ attitudes toward it, with the US finally seeming determined… more

  • Forum Article

    Is economic consensus a good thing?

    The Initiative on Global Markets, based at the University of Chicago, periodically surveys a group of leading academic… more

  • Forum Article

    How natural disasters affect banking

    Natural disasters affect firm activities in a variety of ways. They disrupt business operations directly through the… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Dubai: lessons from the world’s most virtual city

    Dubai is in many ways unique: a city known for its scale, size and growth but still with a residential population of… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    Can Medina become a ‘city of knowledge’?

    Can an ancient religious city as sacred and unique as Medina rebrand itself as a "knowledge economic city" in the 21st… more

  • Global Agenda Councils Article

    How Buenos Aires plans to become a modern city

    Buenos Aires, the second largest city in South America, is a metropolis of more than 12 million people, comprising the… more

  • Forum Video

    Video: How cities can benefit from urbanization

    Countries around the world need to devolve power to cities and be more open to foreigners if they are to benefit from… more

  • Forum Article

    Are we failing the world’s indigenous people?

    “Let us recognize and celebrate the valuable and distinctive identities of indigenous peoples around the world,”… more

  • Forum Article

    Six megatrends that will shape the future of cities

    The coming decades will see the next wave of mass migration to cities, especially in Asia and Africa.  Megacities are… more

  • Forum Article

    What causes persistently high unemployment?

    For the five years from December 2008 to November 2013, the US unemployment rate remained above 7%, peaking at 10% in… more

  • Forum Article

    Why we should worry about nuclear security

    Nobody would dispute the danger inherent in possessing nuclear assets. But that danger becomes far more acute in a… more

  • Forum Article

    Are ageing populations actually good news?

    Is a shrinking population always a bad thing? Judging by the lamentations of some economists and policy-makers in the… more