Articles / Rubric: Global

April-May 2014 | Global
Who Will Pay Syrias Disposal Fee?
By the end of 2014, all of Syria’s chemical weapons and production facilities must be destroyed. Over the next several weeks through the end of March, the most dangerous and toxic elements of Syria’s arsenal will be disposed of. No chemical components should...

April-May 2014 | Global
New Challenges for the BRICS
Twelve years have passed since Jim O’Neill, former head analyst for Goldman Sachs, suggested to the business community that several large and fast-growing economies be grouped together to make investment decisions much easier. Since that time, China, India, Russia...

April-May 2014 | Global
The World Just Got Kinder
Despite the slowdown in the world economy, the total amount of giving to charity has continued to increase, according to the British organization Charities Aid Formation. The World Giving Index 2013 reveals another curious result: It is the developing countries that are...

February-March 2014 | Global
The Thai Canal: To Be or Not To Be
A canal through Thailand’s Kra Isthmus is a project that could change the economic and political map of Southeast Asia. At a time when the center of global trade and to some extent politics is smoothly transitioning from the West to the East, it is difficult to ov...

February-March 2014 | Global
Chinas Yuan: on the way to become second world currency
Diego N. Marcos, Professor of Macroeconomics of National University of Rosario, Santa Fe, Argentina in an interview to WEJ spoke about the internalization of Yuan (RMB), the effect it will cause on global economy and the conditions China has to keep it mind in order to ...

February-March 2014 | Global
India in 2014: Elections and Economy
India, seriously weaken its economic position in 2013, is on the verge of national elections scheduled for this spring. Persis Khambatta, expert of the Center for Strategic and International Studies spoke about the political struggle and what economic challenges and opp...

December - January 2014 | Global
Eurasian economic integration is a project that has some prospect of success
Professor Julian Cooper, expert of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, in an interview to WEJ, spoke about the prospects of the Customs Union of Russia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, the potential for its expansion and the risks to Eurasian Customs Union stable deve...

December - January 2014 | Global
What the New Year Has in Store for Us
The beginning of the year is the traditional time to make predictions. WEJ interviewed leading experts in the fields of international relations and world economics in order to find out which trends, prospects, and challenges can be expected to surface in 2014.

December - January 2014 | Global
Big Mac Economy
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when one sees the words Big Mac Index? An index of annual burger consumption? An index of the prevalence of fast food establishments in different countries? Who could have thought that the Big Mac Index is directly related...

December - January 2014 | Global
21st-Century Slaves
To those living in developed countries, slavery seems a thing of the past, even if it was still around in the century before last. But the fact is that about 30 million people worldwide live in modern slavery, with nearly half of them (14 million) in India. Putting emot...

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