Energy

Climate policy is shifting oil consumption. As green energy gets cheaper, oil companies could try to pump even more, so as to flood the world with cheap oil. Opec+ and decarbonization. Grid operators today are aware of solar storms… Read More

Cold War

If Biden fails, then China can pick up the pieces. If Biden starts to deliver in any of its three areas, Beijing’s bargaining position could become weaker and the US might be unwilling to talk and compromise with… Read More

Politics

The ongoing goof-up around European Union’s prized vaccine certificates which do not recognize some WHO-approved vaccines, has brought back to life memories on governmental dysfunctions. If the politicians try to manage implementation too closely, either by specifying overly… Read More

Finance

High unemployment, low financial inclusion and a pandemic have led to the popularity of a payment model that empowers the unbanked. Open banking is the next big trend. We’re moving to a point where the end consumer will… Read More

Women

Women and girls, besides facing serious barriers to health care and food, they also face sexual violence used as a weapon of war.  These 50 women are changing their communities and the world in ways big and small… Read More

Smart Home

Als we in de toekomst slimme toiletten in huis halen, kan er sneller gespeurd worden naar ziektes in ontlasting. Blijkbaar is de anus net zo uniek en identificeerbaar als vingerafdrukken, dus hangt er een camera in de pot.

The Netherlands

Winst op rechts, tranen drogen op links en een historische versplintering. Hoe kon het zover komen, niet per se goed nieuws voor de universitaire wereld en wat zijn de gevolgen? De komende verkiezingen zullen een heel andere dynamiek… Read More

Mexico

While the official number of total Covid-19 fatalities in Mexico is exceeded by only the numbers recorded in the U.S. and Brazil, it is roughly on par with India, a country whose population is ten times bigger than… Read More

IJsland

De lijnen tussen de IJslandse maatschappij en politiek zijn kort – iedereen kent iedereen – waardoor de IJslandse regering in noodsituaties zonder veel bureaucratische rompslomp kan optreden. Grootschalig testen helpt IJsland niet alleen de verspreiding van het coronavirus… Read More

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