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‘Special Relationship’: Will they, won’t they?

‘Special Relationship’: Will they, won’t they?

It is now up to the UK and the US to create the conditions for scaled-up green investment in the developing world

Enabling flying robots to go past cramped spaces

Enabling flying robots to go past cramped spaces

Flying robots are among the most challenging domains of robotics, but the achievement of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) assistant professor Kevin Yufeng Chen and team is exciting news.

Only one way to go: build back equal

Only one way to go: build back equal

Advanced economies have mobilised, on average, 25% of their GDP to mitigate Covid effects, compared to 7% in developing countries and just 1.5% in the poorest countries.

Prudent policies, measures help Qatar reduce Covid impact on local economy

Prudent policies, measures help Qatar reduce Covid impact on local economy

The Covid-19 pandemic has triggered the deepest economic recession in nearly a century, threatening health, disrupting economic activity, and hurting well-being and jobs across the globe.

Saving journalism from Big Tech

Saving journalism from Big Tech

It is easy to forget that for a long time – long before Google and Facebook went head-to-head with the Australian government last month – there wasn’t a proven business model for the Internet. That, after all, is why the dot-com bubble popped.

Fiscal follies in the Covid recovery

Fiscal follies in the Covid recovery

When Covid-19 went global about a year ago, the memory of the 2008 global financial crisis was still fresh, and policymakers pulled every lever at their disposal to maintain financial stability.

The US military and the capitol mob

The US military and the capitol mob

Revelations that the insurrection at the US Capitol included many former and current members of America’s armed forces have been met with alarm.

The US military and the Capitol mob

The US military and the Capitol mob

Revelations that the insurrection at the US Capitol included many former and current members of America’s armed forces have been met with alarm.

Sarkozy conviction is a prized win for the rule of law

Sarkozy conviction is a prized win for the rule of law

The harsh sentence handed down to former French president Nicolas Sarkozy, who was found guilty of influence peddling, confirms anew an ancient truth of politics. Even in the world’s most firmly entrenched democracies, corruption remains a curse.

The green shoots of Covid solidarity

The green shoots of Covid solidarity

Such an approach is essential, because reopening the global economy requires containing the coronavirus everywhere

The ‘Goldilocks’ stimulus myth

The ‘Goldilocks’ stimulus myth

US President Joe Biden, facing the great challenge of stimulating his country’s economy for the post-pandemic era, and haunted by then-president Barack Obama’s tepid stimulus in the face of the Great Recession a decade ago, has decided to err on the side of overshooting.

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