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Recent Articles

  • Africa’s missing Ebola outbreaks

    During the fallout from the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa, which killed more than 11,000 people, one of the questions asked of the World Health Organisation (WHO) was why it hadn’t reacted more quickly. The four-month delay in pinning down the cause of the disease that erupted in Guinea’s remote Guéckédou province in December

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  • Sundays Referendum: Electoral Implications

    After a heated campaign period, the “yes camp” claimed victory on Sunday night in Turkey’s referendum which changes the political system from a parliamentary system to a presidential one. The changes will hand Erdogan sweeping powers. Surely, the vote cemented Erdogan’s role as the most powerful leader in Turkey’s history and sets the stage for

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  • Constitutional Referendum in Turkey: Victory vs. Great Divide

    According to the early results of the referendum, held on 16 April 2017, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party, or AK Party, have claimed victory. That victory means that constitutional amendments that would scrap the country’s parliamentary system in favour of a presidency with expanded powers have been approved by

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  • Artificial Intelligence: ‘Frankenstein’ or Capitalist Money Machine

    Introduction The Financial Times’ Special Report (2/16/2017) published a four-page spread on the ‘use and possible dangers of artificial intelligence (AI)’.  Unlike the usual trash journalists who serve as Washington’s megaphones on the editorial pages and political columns, the Special Report is a thoughtful essay that raises many important issues, even as it is fundamentally

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  • Is There Another Way to Achieve Sustainable Nuclear Fusion Energy?

    A paper describing a “new path” to fusion energy has been published in the latest edition of Chemical Physical Letters. Entitled, “Quantum controlled fusion,” it proposes an alternative to thermonuclear fusion as a way to achieve a sustainable commercial fusion reactor. The approach taken by researchers at Rice University, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Chile,

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  • North Korea, the US and the Status Quo

    In the age of “fake news” and President Donald Trump claiming that Sweden was riddled with terror attacks which of course never took place, and of perpetual corporate and state-media propaganda passed on as real news, it is very difficult to separate fact from fiction. Making matters worse, hyperbolic rhetoric goes a long way to

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  • CESRAN International named the World’s #86 “Best Independent Think Tank”

    CESRAN International is pleased to announce that it has been named the world’s number 86 “Best Independent Think Tank”. The ranking was announced in the 2016 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report compiled by the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program (TTCSP) at the Lauder Institute. CESRAN International was also ranked 76th among the

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  • Spirited Away: A Glance at Hayao Miyazaki

    Spirited Away (the original title: Sen to Chihiro no kamikakushi) is Hayao Miyazaki’s animation which was made in Japan in 2001. The movie made a huge success all over the world and became the most watched movie ever in Japan. The success brought several awards such as the Golden Bear in the 52nd Berlin Film

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  • The First Ten Years of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO)

    Ten years after its establishment on June 15, 2001, the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), successor to the original Group of Five (Shanghai Five), is still in a state of flux. Its continued existence though has resulted in it becoming largely entrenched in the political-economic landscape of Central, South and East Asian countries. The SCO acts

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