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That’s Incredible

Caviar, massages, acupuncture and relaxation, not to mention the receptionists, who look like they just walked off the catwalk. This is the menu served up by the “Valley of dreams”.

Documents. The Arctic: a new energy frontier?

According to some forecasts, about 40% of the world’s gas and oil will be produced offshore by 2015. Various sources have put forward varying estimates on the Arctic’s potential hydrocarbon reserves.shipping in 2025–2030.

Dossier. Ebbs and flows

What are the new trends? Will the wave of migration from East to West continue, and how is global management of the problem changing? The analysis of migratory flows points to many significant new factors.


August 2007, the last financial crisis of world economy exploded and we are not yet certain on its evolution or duration. And it’s still not clear how it will influence world economy or the extent of a possible recession.

The opinion. Sovereign funds: Protectionism and State capitalism

With the financial crisis sparked by the subprime loan problems and the subsequent economic slowdown, sovereign funds have become one of the top themes of discussion among financial experts and politicians alike.

The frontier of rights.

China had a face lift for the Olympic games and is currently getting rid of the “floating population” who helped it realize the Olympic framework in no time. Restyling even in terms of the ill-famed art.

Reading the Koran through the lens of time

A Christian risks upsetting the millenary order of Islam: Professor of Islamic law at Lausanne University, Sami Awad Aldeeb Abu-Sahlieh has set the Koran in chronological instead of descending order (from the longest to the shortest chapter) as for the official version wished by the third Ottoman caliph mid 7th century.

Masi: an Amarone for export

Ninety percent of the Veronese winery’s production is sold abroad. Though still strongly rooted in Valpolicella, for some time now Masi has been producing wine in other localities such as the Triveneto and in Argentina.

Free Numbers

70%increase in flights to Beijing for the 2008 Olympics; air traffic will peak already in the 3 days prior to the opening ceremony (8 August) and will continue in the 3days  following the closing ceremony




A Global Space for A Global Challenge: A Tale of Two Worlds

Taiwan 2024 Presidential Elections

The Climate Change Refugees of the Pacific

Slovakia: 2023 Prime Minister’s Elections

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