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A Cure Against Conversion Therapy in Singapore?


Lawyer and activist Daryl Yang discusses how a consumer protection approach to conversion therapy might offer a balanced alternative to legislative change that permits individual choice whilst protecting against misleading claims.

Gender, Race and Identity

Political power should be transferred to the youth-Zimbabwe’s Fadzayi Mahere


As Zimbabwe heads to the polls in April 2023, spokesperson for the opposition Citizen Coalition for Change, Fadzayi Mahere, has stated that it is time for the youth to take over the mantle of leadership in the country. Mahere was speaking during an interview with Africa Policy Journal in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There are more than […]


The Middle East as a Sphere for US-China Cooperation


Sama Kubba explores the competition for power between the United States and China in the Middle East and argues the U.S. and China should cooperate by leveraging their comparative advantages to make grand strategy gains in their Middle East foreign policy.

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There’s no such thing as a free lunch: Why African economies should be concerned about impending automation


Notwithstanding COVID-19’s sudden and damaging blemish on African Foreign Direct Investment, the continent has been subject to consistently increasing foreign investment in recent history. From US$ 1.1 billion per year in the 1970s to US$ 2.2 billion in the 1980s to more than US$ 35 billion on average during the 2000-2008 period, multinationals are looking […]

Building Shared Resilience in the EU and Ukraine as a Path to Counter Russia


The best strategy for the EU and NATO to contain Putin’s regime is by focusing on strengthening Ukraine’s resilience and making Ukraine a successful state. In creating more economic opportunities and prosperity in Ukraine, the West will stimulate the Russian people to demand better living conditions for themselves.

International Relations and Security

Rethinking the Push Towards a Cash-Free Society


As part of the Smart Nation initiative, the government has been pushing for Singapore to go fully cashless within the next few years. Soh Kian Peng lays out the benefits and drawbacks of this move and explains why a complete switch away from cash might not be desirable.

International Relations and Security
Singapore Skyscrapers

Singapore: A Prosperous, Equal and Happy Society?


Singapore has enjoyed rapid growth since independence, due in part to the hard choices made by the government regarding economics and politics. Agnes Chew’s research explores some of the costs of growth, and raises questions about the sustainability of the current growth paradigm as it relates to societal wellbeing.

Including Latin America’s Poor in the Economic Boom: A Vision for New Solutions in the Market


Latin America’s economies are experiencing record growth. The continent’s middle class is expanding, and new jobs are flourishing in the global information economy. Yet, even as people are moving up from extreme poverty, 360 million citizens of Latin America and the Caribbean remain at what is known as the “bottom of the pyramid,” according to […]

Development and Economic Growth

The Low U.S. Unemployment Rate Should Not Be Celebrated


In 1867, Karl Marx famously declared, “It is the absolute interest of every capitalist to press a given quantity of labor out of a smaller, rather than a greater number of laborers, if the cost is about the same.” Since then, the phenomenon of the “reserve army of labor,” or the existence of structural unemployment […]

Education, Training and Labor

The USA Is in Decline: Act Before It’s Too Late


BY BENJAMIN CLAYTON I’m British, so I know what a waning superpower looks like. America, welcome to the club. In 2015, Joseph Nye, geopolitical analyst extraordinaire, published a book: “Is the American Century Over?” His answer: no. Across three dimensions of power – economic, hard, and soft – Nye concluded that only in the first […]

A More Ambitious Agenda Is Needed to Help Achieve Public Debt Sustainability in Greece


BY PAUL-ADRIEN HYPPOLITE AND NINA ROUSSILLE The 12 July 2015 Euro Area summit ended with a last minute agreement that avoided an imminent Greek exit from the Eurozone (“Grexit”).[i] Even before engaging talks about the third bailout program in 2015, the Greek government had accepted several prior bailouts with accompanying conditions negotiated with their European […]

Raising the Minimum Wage Won’t Stop Machines From Replacing Workers


BY KAVI PATEL Democrats added a $15 federal minimum wage to their platform before the Democratic National Convention at a time when the minimum wage debate is a hot topic and the “Fight for 15” Movement has already been successful in California and New York.  Advocates of an increase in the minimum wage argue that it […]

Education, Training and Labor

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