Addressing last year’s Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore, then US defense secretary Jim Mattis dismissed fears first voiced in 1997 by Zbigniew Brzezinski, one of America’s greatest 20th century strategists who advised US presidents Lyndon B.
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The Republic of Djibouti signed the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the ICSID Convention) today at a ceremony on the sidelines of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund Spring
The Social Democrat victory in Finland shows progressives have the momentum going into the European elections, the Party of European Socialists said today.For the first time in two decades, following victory at Sunday’s general election, Finland is
Over the last few days, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan seems to have come under tremendous fire for his recent statements regarding a possible future settlement with India over Kashmir.Speaking to a group of foreign journalists, Mr.Khan had
The Japanese economy is undergoing the longest expansion in its post-war history, marked by strong job creation and business investment.Government policy must overcome the intertwined challenges posed by rapid population ageing and high government
Pakistan has been availing International Monetary Fund loan packages without stricto sensuo acting upon reforms since late 1980s.Its finance minister is now horn-locked with the International Monetary Fund ferreting out strings, a tangled skein, to
The World Bank Group today honored His Highness Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, the Amir of the State of Kuwait, for his exemplary role in supporting social and economic development at the global level.
Africa is urbanizing fast, as its population grows and many flocks to cities in search of jobs, education and healthcare.Studies show that hundreds of millions more Africans will live in cities over the next three decades.Many of these new urban
Authors: Amar Maruti Patil & Adithya Anil Variath The recent escalation between two South Asian Nuclear Powers – India and Pakistan rattled the whole sub-continent and sent alarm waves across the whole world.It had major world powers keenly
The European Commission makes available €4.2 million under the External Investment Plan to help banks in Africa and the European Neighbourhood to better assist underfinanced sectors such as small businesses, including young entrepreneurs and women.
The Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), LI Yong, today met with Javad Azari Jahromi, Minister of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) of the Islamic Republic of Iran, who announced a
Sri Lanka and the World Bank today signed two new agreements worth $150 million to improve climate resilience and agriculture productivity for small farmers and support priority infrastructure through public-private partnerships.Hartwig Schafer,
The terrestrial and maritime connectivity proposed by the Chinese government back in 2013 with six connectivity corridors reflects the vision of shared future for humanity.Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is an omen of modern transformation of the