Future

The grim fate that could be ‘worse than extinction’

2020-10-25

What would it take for a global totalitarian government to rise to power indefinitely? This nightmare scenario may be closer than first appears.

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AI Needs to Grow Up and Stop Chasing Its Long Tail

2020-09-24

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has evolved based on ‘deep neural networks’, which are modelled on our brain structures and have an insatiable appetite for data.

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How Strong Infrastructure Governance Can End Waste in Public Investment

2020-09-05

Countries waste on average about 1/3 of their infrastructure spending due to inefficiencies.

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Is education standing up to the task of climate action?

2019-09-19

A mid todays climate crisis, the global education community is faced with the reality that it has done too little too late.

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Amid Global Economic Uncertainty, What Do You Anticipate Will Be the Trend in Oil Prices in the Coming Year?

2019-09-15

A regular survey of experts on matters relating to Middle Eastern and North African politics and security.

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The Experts We Need

2019-06-22

Policy gurus spend too much time with others like them top civil servants, high flying journalists, successful business people and too little time with ordinary voters.

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Reimagining Davos

2019-02-04

At the recent World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, participants made the same mistake they always do

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Whither the Kurds?

2018-06-14

As Kurds contemplate the future, they have the advantage in contrast to the Palestinians, that the transition calls into question the future political structure of Syria and Iraq

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Imagining the Future Is Just Another Form of Memory

2017-10-17

Humans’ ability to predict the future is all thanks to our ability to remember the past

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