Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

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    The threat of ISIS and Italy’s fear of others

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    Picture: Lampedusa by Noborder Network, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)   In the light of recent expansion of the Islamic State in the zones of Tripoli and Tobruk, Italy became the next frontline country in the crusade against Islamic extremism. Rome fears terrorist strikes, calls up for a NATO intervention, but […]

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    The Greek elections domino effect in Spain

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      In an historic journey , the leftist coalition Syriza has won the Greek elections on January 25th. For the first time,  since the extinct Italian Communist Party’s  defeat by the Christian Democracy Party in the 70s, a party located on the Left of Social Democracy, in terms of political […]

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    Leaning on the West looking to the East

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    The banning of six Hungarian individuals linked to the government from entering in USA is yet another example of the ever-worsening relations between Hungary and her Western allies. Under prime minster Viktor Orbán the Hungarian foreign policy was re-oriented under the motto of “Eastern opening”. However, turning her back to […]

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    Innovative Enterprise and Dynamic Democracy

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    Latin America’s startup scene is vibrant and growing, yet regional differences are plentiful. Jamie Stark looks at social and political factors driving innovative businesses in Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, and Brazil – and asks, Is democracy a startup essential? What does it take to make a strong business culture? Political stability, […]

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    Ani Choying Drolma: Breaking stereotypes

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    Gifted with a soulful voice, Ani Choying Drolma widely known as the Singing Nun travels the world, performing live shows of modern spiritual songs. These are mainly Buddhist chants, prayers and inspirational songs about compassion, hope and sharing in Nepali and Tibetan. It helps her raise funds for her humanitarian […]