Tag: russia


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


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


An eight-week gap seems to be the sweet spot for tackling the Delta variant. There is limited data available on how long protection from current Covid-19 vaccine doses lasts and whether an additional booster dose would be beneficial… Read More


A tour through the past 100 years as reflected in the pages of The New York Times and compare the events of the past year to the tumult of the long 20th century. Alleen door de complexiteit van historische… Read More

Fake News

Yet so much of this conjecture was built on a shaky, if not false, premise. The incident reveals the importance of critical thinking for business leaders, and the reading public, especially now. A post-truth world! Overconfident of spotting… Read More


Concerns that phone-hacking software may have been used to spy on political opponents spark fury. Models that can read and summarize long bodies of text, pulling out key concepts, recognizing and identifying individuals, patterns and structures. Infected individuals… Read More


Variants are winning the race against vaccines, due to inequitable vaccine distribution. Factors that threaten global economic recovery. The pandemic really gave a lot of people the excuse to have the wedding they wanted, not the big fancy… Read More


Muslims around the world are observing another major Islamic holiday in the shadow of the pandemic and amid growing concerns about the highly infectious Delta variant of the coronavirus. Before the pandemic, the 4-day workweek was a pipe… Read More


The pandemic has not fundamentally rearranged the world’s geopolitical fault lines. But it has heightened threats and demonstrated, clearly, the need for international cooperation. During the first wave, staff were quite willing to venture into the unknown. This… Read More

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