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Reimagining Davos

At the recent World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, participants made the same mistake they always do: extrapolating from the recent past rather than looking genuinely into the future.

What should we expect from 5G?

Every day, global media publish news that creates a picture of an unstoppable technology race among the world’s economic giants. The assumption is, the winner will take it all – substantial economic profits and technological dominance.

Of noxious fumes and cessation

According to a 2015 US Center for Disease Control (CDC) report, nearly seven in ten (68 percent) adult cigarette smokers wanted to stop smoking, and more than five in ten (55.4 percent) adult cigarette smokers had made a quit attempt the previous year, writes Wagaye Berhanu.

The think-tank dilemma

Without the high-quality research that independent think tanks provide, there can be no effective policymaking, nor even a credible basis for debating major issues.

The leader the World Bank needs

At a time when populists and nationalists around the world are challenging the legitimacy of leading multilateral institutions, the World Bank Group must select a new president.