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Eastern promise and Western pretension

People in the former Eastern bloc are different from those in the West. They are more realistic. This applies to both "Eastern Europeans" and East Germans.

Can Europe become a nuclear power?

“Do we need the bomb?” asked the front page of one of Germany’s biggest newspapers last month.

Europe’s quest for financial independence

Brussels will find it hard to defy Washington, but it has to try.

Can Trump and Europe restart relations?

Although the recent and newfound rapport between Trump and the EU is a welcome respite from the current rot in the transatlantic relationship, it is unlikely to be a long-lasting feature as fundamental issues still divide Washington and Brussels.

US-China trade war: What’s in it for Europe?

To help evaluate whether the market response is warranted or exaggerated, the author measured the trade impact of additional import tariffs based on standard economic theory, namely two key parameters—the tariff pass-through rate and the price elasticity of demand. The end of multilateralism seems clear, at least for trade.
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In 1973, an MIT computer predicted the end of civilization and it’s on target

While many in history have made apocalyptic predictions that have so far failed to materialize, what the computer envisioned in the 1970s has by and large been coming true. Could the machine be right? r.

Inside F1’s race to reinvent itself

Formula One's new owners are changing everything from camera angles to car designs, with the aim of turning every grand prix into a Super Bowl-like spectacle

The four ways that ex-internet idealists explain where it all went wrong

A long time ago, in the bad old days of the 2000s, debates about the internet were dominated by two great tribes: the Optimists and the Pessimists.

The new realism, an uncomfortable middle

Just recently, 16,000 gathered in Amsterdam for the International AIDS Conference—“AIDS2018.” Many leading figures painted a sobering picture: goals for global HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention goals are not likely to be attained, funding has declined, high-level political will is lacking, and there is the risk of a resurgent epidemic.
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