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Migration Strategy Group Conference: Competing for Labor in a Mobile World April 16, 2014 / Berlin, Germany

The Migration & Society Program of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung held a conference on “Competing for Labor in a Mobile World: Triple-Win Thinking in Current Labor Migration Policies.” The conference focused on the current challenges Germany and other countries face in the global competition for labor.

Keynote from South Caucasus: The Dividing Lines Are Shifting April 14, 2014

In a keynote address, S. Frederick Starr explains how the events in Crimea are representative of a larger Russian tactic of seeking out geopolitical vacuums and promoting them, only to be the actor that then fills that void. He characterizes this strategy as "filling vacuums", and claimed the West, and the United States in particular, should be prepared to fill these vacuums if they are serious of halting further progress of Russia's revanchist designs

China’s Efforts to Reduce Air Pollution March 14, 2014

Biz Asia America's Philip Yin is joined by Paul Bledsoe, President of Bledsoe & Associates to discuss how successful are China's efforts to shut down factories to reduce air pollution.

European Banking Crisis Could Spread to U.S. August 09, 2011 / Bruce Stokes
The Fiscal Times


While Washington grapples with a credit downgrade and market turmoil, the Euro crisis has returned with a fury. Just weeks after Europe fashioned yet another plan to avoid a Greek default on its sovereign debt, global financial markets are now demanding that Italy and Spain pay more to borrow money -- and they may soon need their own bailouts. The European Central Bank signaled on Sunday that it will invest in European bond markets in an attempt to prop up hard-hit Italy and Spain, Europe’s fourth and fifth largest economies. ECB’s intervention, along with a vow by the G-7 nations to take “all necessary measures to support financial stability and growth appeared to buoy the bonds of both nations, or at least temporarily. Read the full article here.