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Two decades ago it appeared that measles, a disease
that once claimed close to 3 million lives per year, had been nearly
eradicated. But keeping it at bay depends on very high rates of immunization.
As these rates decline, measles outbreaks have spiked again, spurred by the social
phenomenon of “vaccine hesitancy.” Can a better way than the deaths of millions
be found to restore universal dread of the dangers of contagious diseases?
Tensions across the globe have increased to a level where Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks openly of Russia’s nuclear strength. Spending on military budgets is increasing in many countries except the West. And a desperate Russia is looking for new alliances with an emerging China as the West’s sanctions begin to bite. This could lead to a new Russia-China al...
Prince Michael of Liechtenstein
Beijing is engaged in non-traditional forms of warfare to ensure it wins the battle for regional dominance without resorting to military force. The end goal is to deprive the United States of its allies in the region and return to the position of Asia’s paramount power, writes GIS Guest expert Vaughan Winterbottom. The US threatens China’s rise and the threat perce...
About 40 per cent of Japan's population will be aged 65 or above by 2050. The country cannot rely on indigenous nurses and carers to look after the elderly, and is already recruiting in Indonesia, the Philippines and Vietnam. Now it is introducing a points-based immigration scheme to attract 2,000 foreign workers with higher qualifications, specialised knowledge an...
Dr. Stefan Lippert
China's growth as an economy and military power will have truly geopolitical implications, says GIS expert Professor Stefan Hedlund. His briefing contrasts the decline of the old global powers, Russia and the United States, with China's ambitions.
CHINA has emerged as the true game-changer as the global security architec...
Professor Stefan Hedlund