Tag Archive: future

The Internet of things

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    The XV publication of the Bankinter Foundation is the result of the analysis carried out by the Future Trends Forum experts and analyzes the “Internet of things”. We live in a… Continue reading

City of the future (1/2)

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City of the Future – Part One Great communities are founded on great ideas. At the same time, our most admired communities become a magnet, attracting the brightest minds. The relational effect is… Continue reading

International Security Guarantees on the Way to a Permanent Agreement on a Two-State-Solution Israel / Palestine

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From mid-2010 to mid-2011 a working group of Israeli and Palestinian security experts developed concrete proposals and practical steps for international security guarantees in the case of a two state solution between Israel… Continue reading

International Resource Politics: New Challenges Demanding New Governance Approaches for a Green Economy

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Natural resources are back on the agenda. After the rise of new economic powers such as China, India, and Brazil, global competition has perceptibly increased strategic concerns as regards high commodity prices and… Continue reading

Irregular Migration in the Mediterranean

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Addressing Irregular Migration in the Mediterranean Irregular immigration in southern Europe poses a challenge, and the EU needs a much more effective maritime border control policy. The paper argues that Frontex, the EU… Continue reading

Middle East: the food security issue

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Oleguer Sarsanedas interviews Eckart Woertz, Senior Research Fellow Associate, CIDOB World food prices increased dramatically in 2007 and 2008, creating a global crisis and causing political and economic instability and social unrest in… Continue reading

Esquipulas II + 25: Centroamérica en perspectiva

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El fracaso relativo de Contadora no puede ocultarnos su triunfo global: en la forma, al significar la irrupción de una dinámica de cooperación/negociación para la resolución del conflicto frente a la de confrontación… Continue reading

Analisi dei rischi di sicurezza per l´Italia

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White Paper per il Parlamento Italiano CESI-CESPI-ISPI-IAI   http://www.iai.it/pdf/Oss_Polinternazionale/pi_r_0006.pdf   ©2012 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED THE AUTHOR(S) AND THE PUBLISHER —————————————————————————————————————————– Dear Readers We invite you to visit our internet magazines and stream TV… Continue reading

China’s Recent Relations with Maritime Neighbours

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Chinese maritime assertiveness since 2008 is a product of China’s growing economic and military power combined with a centrally fostered nationalism. Although incidents with several maritime neighbours may not have all been initiated… Continue reading

La asociación UE-Rusia: un nuevo contexto (english)

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Con Putin de nuevo en el poder y Europa sumida en la crisis, el futuro de la asociación UE-Rusia es incierto. No se prevé un cambio de paradigma ya que prevalecen los intereses… Continue reading

International development aid is improving ( english/francaise/espanol)

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  The Paris Declaration on aid effectiveness is showing results The global campaign to make international aid programmes more effective is showing results, giving the best hope in half a century that aid… Continue reading

Mächtige Megatrends

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Trotz einer immer stärker vernetzten Welt neigen Politik und Öffentlichkeit dazu, sich auf Einzelthemen zu konzentrieren, ohne ihre Zusammenhänge zu berücksichtigen. Doch welche Wechselwirkungen gibt es zwischen den globalen Trends, auch Megatrends genannt?… Continue reading

LES ISLAMISTES FONT LA COURSE EN TETE

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L’après-Kadhafi suscite de nombreuses inquiétudes. Des élections législatives sont prévues, le 7 juillet, afin de former une Assemblée constituante chargée de mettre en oeuvre les nouvelles institutions de la Libye qui seront soumises… Continue reading

The Mexican Economy and the 2012 Elections/La economía de México y las elecciones de 2012

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This paper examines some of the economic issues that could be relevant to Mexico’s July 1st presidential election. These include the short-term impact of the 2008-2009 recession and recovery; the longer-term record of… Continue reading

Germany’s Energiewende: Redefining the Rules of the Energy Game

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German energy policy is increasingly being influenced by a diverse and growing group of renewable energy supporters. They pursue a transition towards an energy system predominantly based on renewable energy. After the Fukushima… Continue reading

Angela Merkels wirklicher Albtraum

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Krisenhilfe verliert an Beliebtheit bei den Deutschen / Wie die Eurokrise in Wahlkampf 2013 einbringen? “Es gibt keine Alternative” – das war Angela Merkels Mantra der letzten zwei Jahre. In Deutschland verliert dieser… Continue reading

The Emerging Order in the Middle East

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After more than a year of Arab uprisings, the emerging political order in the Middle East is marked by considerable shifts within individual countries as well as at the regional level. Domestically and… Continue reading

Minimum Wage

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Low-wage Workers Are Older and Better Educated than Ever April 2012, John Schmitt and Janelle Jones Affording Health Care and Education on the Minimum Wage March 2012, John Schmitt and Marie-Eve Augier The… Continue reading

“Religion, Kirchen und Gesellschaft”

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Die Gruppen, die aufgrund ihrer sozialstrukturellen Bedingungen und so aufgrund ihrer Zugehörigkeit zu einem sozialen oder weltanschaulichen Milieu ein bestimmtes Wahlverhalten zeigen, werden kleiner. Betrug der Anteil der Katholiken mit starker Kirchenbindung 1969… Continue reading

Human Rights Watch World Report 2012

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This 22nd annual World Report summarizes human rights conditions in more than 90 countries and territories worldwide in 2011. It reflects extensive investigative work that Human Rights Watch staff has undertaken during the… Continue reading