Topic : Geopolitics

  • Cup cakes are displayed in the window of Cuckoo’s bakery in Edinburgh Forum Article

    From Scotland to Slovakia – what price independence?

    Though the world’s eyes are on Scotland’s referendum on independence from the United Kingdom… more

  • A woman walks past the European Commission headquarters in Brussels Forum Article

    From enlargement to energy – why the EU is all change

    Before his appointment as the president of the EU Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker was pilloried as an… more

  • People are silhouetted as they walk past the columns of the Bank of England in the City of London Forum Article

    The monetary policy central bankers can’t afford to ignore

    It might seem an unlikely proposition, but central banking has become exciting. This is not necessarily a… more

  • The sun is about to come up over the South Pacific Ocean as seen from the International Space Station Young Global Leaders Article

    Can technology save the environment?

    In a world of 9 billion expected by 2050 – including 3 billion new middle-class consumers – the… more

  • Chimneys are seen through a window at a coal-fired power plant on a hazy day in Shimen county Forum Article

    Don’t be surprised if China puts a cap on carbon

    In China – the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide – policy-makers have been discussing the… more

  • The Baiterek is seen in Astana Strategic Foresight Article

    2 key challenges for Eurasia

    As an economic policy adviser and someone who teaches policies for competitiveness, I often wonder which… more

  • Euro sculpture is partially reflected in a puddle in front of the headquarters of the ECB headquarters in Frankfurt Forum Article

    What’s the right size for the financial sector?

    The recent global financial crisis has made us rethink the contribution of the financial sector to the… more

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    How China can avoid a hard landing

    It is now widely accepted that the recent global financial crisis was actually a balance… more

  • Employees work on a solar panel production line at Suntech Power Holdings headquarters in Wuxi Forum Article

    Why China’s cities are clusters of innovation

    Spatial agglomeration of economic activities is generally assumed to improve productivity and spur… more

  • A 20 lira banknote is seen through a magnifying lens in this illustration picture taken in Istanbul Forum Article

    Could high inflation make a comeback?

    Is the era of high inflation gone forever? In a world of slow growth, high debt and tremendous… more

  • Cranes rise above towers in what will be the Yujiapu financial center in Tianjin's Binhai new area Forum Article

    10 things to know about our meeting in China

    Next week, China's premier, Li Keqiang, will open the eighth Annual Meeting of the New Champions in… more

  • Protestors carry flags of Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain as they gather in front of the parliament in Syntagma square during a 48-hour strike by the two major Greek workers unions in Athens Forum Video

    Is Europe’s competitiveness torn in half?

    In recent years, many studies have highlighted the stark competitiveness divide that exists and… more

  • Scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton Forum Article

    Is Europe investing enough in research?

    The dangerous cocktail in many European countries of high debt and subdued growth calls for smart f… more

  • Apprentice Tanja Wollerstorfer works at FACC in Ried im Innkreis Forum Video

    10 ways countries can improve their competitiveness

    For more than 30 years the World Economic Forum has studied and benchmarked competitiveness… more

  • French lycee students take their Philosophy “Bac”, the traditional end-of-year examination series in France, at the the Lycee Livet in Nantes Forum Article

    Why teaching humanities improves innovation

    Business leaders often argue that the widening education gap – the disparity between what young… more

  • A crew works on the roof of the newly constructed United States Institute of Peace in Washington Forum Article

    Reforms we need to tackle inequality

    The reception in the United States, and in other advanced economies, of Thomas Piketty’s recent… more

  • Malian pupils study during a French language class during a French language lesson in Mali’s capital Bamako. Forum Article

    How can every child get an education?

    The odds are weighed heavily against achieving the target set by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs)… more

  • Kirore, a creative director at Planet Rackus works on MA3Racer, a 2D mobile game inside his studio in Kenya’s capital Nairobi Forum Video

    Top 10 most competitive economies in sub-Saharan Africa

    The sub-Saharan African region has provided something of a silver lining in an otherwise broadly felt… more