Jon Kofas argues that one reason that EU and US investors are bullish on Spanish securities, despite a temporary setback the day after the elections is because they know that the anti-austerity PODEMOS party will conform exactly as SYRIZA in Greece and neoliberal policies will prevail no matter who is in government.
Dr. Charan Bal argues that in Singapore the focus on changing “employer attitudes” towards migrant domestic worker welfare is misplaced. The nature of domestic work, exploitative recruitment systems and lack of legal rights for migrants leave them highly vulnerable to various forms of abuses.
Mubashar Hasan argues that in order to resist increasing radicalism in Bangladeshi society, the state needs to promote cultural alternatives which support values of inclusion and moderation such as Bangladeshi Rock ‘n’ Roll music.
Adam McMurchie explains why human landing into Mars is not a distant reality.
Sean Barry argues that even though Australia is the first country on earth to repeal a carbon price, pricing will need to be addressed again in the future and this time it will be necessary to frame it in positive economic terms in order to appeal to underlying cultural beliefs of Australians.
Professor Mark n Katz argues: “Just like previous Russian rulers, Putin’s aggressive efforts to reassert Russia’s status as a great power may actually be setting Russia up for yet another catastrophic setback.”