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Books: Something Will Turn Up
Books: Something Will Turn Up, by David Smith The Sunday Times economics editor David Smith presents a readable, informative history of the British economy since World War II. Great Britain was the first leading manufacturing country. Even as late as 1950, it produced 25% of the world’s manufacturing exports. It generated a trade surplus in […]
AML EU framework
5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive (Amendments to the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive) ​The 5th Anti-Money Laundering Directive, which amends the 4th Anti-Money Laundering Directive was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 19 June 2018. The Member States should have been transposed this Directive by 10 January 2020. These amendments introduce substantial improvement […]
Climate change will displace millions
Scientists predict climate change will displace more than 180 million people by 2100 — a crisis of “climate migration” the world isn’t ready for, says disaster recovery lawyer and Louisiana native Colette Pichon Battle. In this passionate, lyrical talk, she urges us to radically restructure the economic and social systems that are driving climate migration […]
Polaris project and modern human slavery
What human trafficking is…and isn’t? Human trafficking is the business of stealing freedom for profit. In some cases, traffickers trick, defraud or physically force victims into providing commercial sex. In others, victims are lied to, assaulted, threatened or manipulated into working under inhumane, illegal or otherwise unacceptable conditions. It is a multi-billion dollar criminal industry […]
Telling the refugee crisis with Muhammed Muheisen
Telling Their Stories – behind the lens with Muhammed Muheisen Muhammed Muheisen is a two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist. He has been documenting the refugee crisis around the world for over a decade and is the founder of Everyday Refugees Foundation. As the former Associated Press Chief Photographer for the Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan he […]
What’s the difference between smuggling and human trafficking?
What’s the difference between smuggling and human trafficking? They both involve the movement of people, but there are three crucial differences Smuggling or trafficking? There are three crucial differences: location, consent and exploitation. Location – Smuggling crosses international borders. – Trafficking can happen across international borders, or within one country. It can involve movement between […]
George Friedman despre Europa
Notițe de lectură despre strategia politică a SUA in Europa, descrise de George Friedman în “Următorul deceniu: de unde venim … și încotro ne îndreptăm” (2011): Capitolul 8-9. Majoritatea acestor ţări[din Europa de Est] nu au fost independente până când Primul Război Mondial nu a dus la prăbuşirea imperiilor austro-ungar, rus, otoman şi german. În general, […]
The work environment for people, by Google
Laszlo Bock on how Google is changing the nature of work We spend more time at work than we do anything else in our lifetime. What if we could improve the experience of work, even just a little, for everyone? Bock offered a glimpse into Google’s own approach. Google starts with the belief that people […]
Drugs smuggling on US – Mexico corridor
By Land, Sea or Catapult: How Smugglers Get Drugs Across the Border The majority of illegal drugs enter the United States in an assortment of vehicles, with drugs hidden in secret compartments in door panels or the roof, gas tanks, tires and even engines. Smugglers also dig cross-border tunnels, primarily to move large volumes of […]
Notițe de lectură despre strategia politică a SUA aferentă Israelului, descrise de George Friedman în “Următorul deceniu: de unde venim … și încotro ne îndreptăm” (2011): Capitolul 6. Statele Unite au recunoscut independenţa Israelului în 1948, dar cele două ţări nu au fost aliate în nici un sens al cuvântului. În timp ce SUA au […]

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