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Inflationary wave in the Mediterranean
The current inflationary trend is the result of a combination of factors such as production bottlenecks after the pandemic, the post-Covid rush for recovery and, above all, the war in Ukraine. Europe, the US and the various countries of the Mediterranean basin are proving unable to control this historic escalation in energy supply prices. Ukraine's continued sophisticated rearmament foreshadows a long war and long-lasting inflation, where transitional anti-crisis measures will be of little use in surfing the wave.
Outsider shakes up Kenya's election campaign: Why is the exotic Wajackoyah doing so well?
George Wajackoyah is an enigmatic personality in many respects: both his appearance and his theses are provocative. But why does the exotic Wajackoyah go down so well? His success highlights the dilemma facing Kenyan voters in the presidential elections on 9 August: The candidates of the political establishment do not represent a bold departure that Kenya so desperately needs.
Use of Technologies in the Russia-Ukraine War
Technological development has led to an improvement in military operations and tactics. The Russian invasion of Ukraine clearly shows how new technologies have changed traditional warfare. The question arises as to what new methods and tools are used in contemporary warfare and how these changes have altered conventional thinking about an invasion campaign.
Xi Jinping has ruled out the prospect of peaceful unification with Taiwan
Whatever view one takes on the appropriateness of the timing of the proposed trip to Taiwan by US House Speaker, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi, the response from the Chinese Government, reflect a belligerence. Beijing has threatened both privately and publicly to escalate tensions in the Taiwan Strait in response, including the prospect of intercepting the Speaker’s plane or introducing a No-Fly Zone over the island.
Globalisation is stalling
Global economic integration is in crisis. It needs to get out - changed and improved. So what is needed today on the path to greater resilience? The free-market West can pave the way, also through values-based geopolitics. In this new self-confidence of values lies a stable reason for the expansion of globalisation - in the spirit of a liberal multilateralism, analyses Karl-Heinz Paqué in the new Liberal.
Migrant Founders Monitor
Who is founding the companies of the future? German startups are gaining enormous importance as an economic factor and already employ 415,000 people - with a clear upward trend. Thanks to their expertise and their startup mindset, founders with a migration background play an enormously important role. In addition, economic participation and the associated success stories strengthen social cohesion.
The Foundation for Freedom in Germany and the World
Based on the principles of liberalism, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom offers political education in Germany and abroad. Our headquarter is located in Potsdam, and we maintain offices throughout Germany and in over 60 countries around the world.
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Tourism in the Mediterranean: The New Normal
It's summer and many vacationers are drawn to the world's leading tourist destination, the Mediterranean. But pandemic and climate change pose huge challenges for the economic sector that is so important for the Mediterranean countries - and at the same time offer the opportunity and necessity to introduce new sustainable models in tourism.
“The economic situation will decide the American elections“
Women are increasingly calling the shots in the US midterm elections, argues David R. Goldfield. One reason why the Democrats have reason to hope. The historian ventures an outlook on the upcoming elections in the US.
Italy falls back into old habits
It has been clear since yesterday evening: In Italy, the government is once again on the verge of collapse. Italy is falling back into decades-old habits in which party and power struggles have regularly led to the collapse of governments. What does this mean for Europe's third-largest economy?
Economic concepts in children's and young adult literature
Books for children and young adults have a decisive influence on cognitive development and shape their view of the world. This study examines the extent to which economic facts appear in these books. It concludes that there is a wide range of approaches. They include clichés and stereotypes but also balanced and pedagogically valuable treatments of economic topics.
The impact of the Russian war of aggression on Ukrainian livestock production
Before the Russian war of aggression began, Ukrainian farmers kept over 1.6 million cattle. In the first three months of the war alone, Ukrainian dairy farms lost at least 50,000 cattle. The value of the farm animals that have died so far is estimated at over 136 million US dollars. But there is no end in sight to the death of the herds. But what is driving the cattle deaths?
Dictator's son Marcos Jr. sworn in as Philippine President
36 years after the fall of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos Sr, his son Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr, took his oath as the 17th Philippine president. During the election campaign, the Marcos family embellished their image and revised the narrative of the dictatorship. Thus, Marcos Jr. presented himself as an inclusive personality and focused on the motif of unity and oneness. But is this how he will govern his country in the future?
Historic NATO Summit in Madrid
Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg described the summit of NATO member states and partners as the biggest transformation of collective defence since the end of the Cold War. The summit was described by all participants as transformative and historic. And rightly so: a new strategic concept, robust investments in equipment and a strong focus on pre-defence and deterrence were agreed.
Ukraine and Moldova Become EU Candidate States – A Historic Decision in Extraordinary Times
In a show of rare speed and unity, the European Union on Friday 24 June accepted Ukraine and Moldova as candidates for EU membership. A European Council meeting of the 27 heads of state unanimously approved the bids of both countries and offered Georgia the European perspective. What was still a distant prospect before the 24th of February, became a political reality within 4 months - relative light speed for the Union.