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Brexit

Brexit Should Spur UK to Progressive Education Policy

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The Brexit vote has been perceived as a backlash to globalization, but one thing is clear: globalisation is not going away. If developed countries are going to weather the current populist storm, they need to start creating policies that respond to the downsides of globalization. Education policy is one place to start.

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Blog / International Development

Towards a Digitally Developed World

When countries talk of developing or pulling themselves out of economic stagnation the focus is generally on building infrastructure like airports, railroads, seaports and highways. It is easy to see why– these are visible symbols that are politically valuable and their creation stimulates jobs resulting in both long term and short-term economic gains. …

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Blog / International Security

Technology and Warfare: The Double-Edged Sword.

A Predator Drone that can be used for surveillance or equipped with hellfire missiles for attack missions. Jessica C – Flickr Creative Commons.

Our very existence has become almost entirely dependent on technology. We now use technology to control vital factors of public life such as the dissemination of energy, air traffic control centres and …

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Americas / Blog

The Global Implications of US Internet Regulation

Symbolizing net neutrality. Photo source: Camilo Sanchez via Wikimedia Commons.

The United States has long been at the forefront of managing the Internet. Since this technology’s earliest days, US government regulation has created a competitive environment that inspires online innovation. In May, however, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) approved plans to seek controversial new rules for …