by Cody Mitchell The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has always struggled to meet recruitment and retention targets. However, in light of an increasingly volatile geostrategic situation, these challenges are increasingly acute. The news broke recently that the Australian Government was considering “mothballing” one or two of the Royal Australian Navy’s eight Anzac-class frigates—the backbone of …

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by Ainesh Dey and Jhanvi Jain Environmental Espionage in the Modern World: An Overview The premise of environmental espionage in the current geopolitical scenario cannot be overlooked, as environmental crises such as global warming, deforestation, and wildfires continue to shape global dynamics. Collaborating to find solutions to these crises at a global level is crucial, …

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by Metolo Foyet The Tourism, Hospitality, and Event Management (THEM) industry is a dynamic and multifaceted sector focused on providing memorable experiences to travellers and event attendees. With a major contribution to global economies, driven by the diverse needs and preferences of customers for leisure, business, and special events, THEM encompasses various businesses, including hotels, …

AI-Powered Tourism: Your Path to a Thriving Career Read More »

by Similoluwa Ifedayo Nigeria, the most populous country in Africa and the seventh largest in the world, has seen a large number of its citizens emigrate in recent years, in what is popularly known as ‘japa’, a Yoruba term for ‘flee’. The emigration wave is gathering steam amid mounting socioeconomic challenges in the country. Nigeria …

The ‘japa’ wave and the rise of Nigeria’s diaspora assets Read More »

by Srishti Negi “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players” – Shakespeare opined in the late 16th century, writing these memorable and insightful lines in his play ‘As You Like It’. And this dictum for ages immemorial has, consciously or unconsciously, represented the international stage at large. Now the …

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Dr. Mohsen Gul, Technical Lead, Strategic Intelligence Hub, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific Sushil Ram, Youth Development Advisor, Commonwealth Secretariat In Asia-Pacific policy-making’s vast and dynamic terrain, innovation is not just a buzzword but a critical imperative. Policy innovation, in this context, represents the delicate art of crafting strategies that are as adaptable as they are robust …

Crafting the Future: Strategic Intelligence Hub and Policy Experimentation in the Asia-Pacific for Youth Entrepreneurship Read More »

by Adedoyin Ajayi Through the use of similar technology, social media, liberalized trade, economic integration, and popular culture, cities have become increasingly alike. As cities become more globalized, they display global attributes rather than national ones. Major cities like London, New York, Tokyo, Berlin, Paris, and Beijing are similar in the form of trade patterns …

Globalization and Sustainability: A Catch-22 Situation? Read More »

by Chimaobi Omeye The book, ‘Has the West Lost It? A Provocation’ by Kishore Mahbubani first brought my attention to the possible dwindling power of the West and maybe the rising power of the Eastern bloc under the leadership of the Moscow and Beijing governments. The Sino-Russian partnership’s major objective is to break the power, …

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