SOCCER IN SPAIN: PASSION + BUSINESS

ne theory: the decline began when Barça’s coach Tito Vilanova got cancer and died last year. “Of course we’ve reduced [performance] – concedes Barça’s President Josep Maria Bartomeu– we are in mourning”. Undoubtedly, there’s an…

ISIS MASTERS SOCIAL MEDIA

ore than 10,000 Twitter accounts linked to the jihadist group, ISIS, were shut down last week. The group is known to use multiple social media platforms to promote, recruit and demonstrate what they are about.…

WORLD ECONOMY AT RISK

ivergence is set to become a global economic concern. Throughout the year, it will be more difficult to reconcile these divergences. There are four groups of countries that will dominate the multi-speed global economy. The…

EXPANDING THE EU

urkey isn’t the beacon of rising economic and democratic prosperity it once was. Growing authoritarianism, unimpressive growth, and a faltering Kurdish peace process have all had a significant impact upon the nation. Not only that,…

EUROPE’S LOST GENERATION

alk of the “break-up of the Eurozone” is over (for the time being). But what we are left with isn’t much better: feeble growth and an unemployable generation with no work experience and no decent…

EUROPE’S DIGITAL AGENDA

  ight now, Europe is on the brink of an unprecedented technological transformation: the Internet of Everything. This is a phrase coined to capture the ability of the web to touch every aspect of an…

FIGHTING FIRE WITH FIRE

ecently, digital user data has been under attack. Hackers have been targeting digital databases at many large corporations: Home Depot, Target, Sony and JP Morgan have all suffered breaches that leaked critical data with peoples’…

PATHWAY TO PARIS

he United Nations Climate Change Conference takes place in Paris during the month of November with the overarching goal of reducing greenhouse emissions. It will be the 21st session of the Conference of the Parties…

BIG WIN FOR AFRICAN DEMOCRACY

espite heat, rain, or the ever-present threat of extremist Boko Haram, Nigerians turned out by the millions to cast their votes in last week’s presidential election. The final tallies revealed historic results for democracy in…

POTENTIAL CONSEQUENCES OF TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP

rade restrictions are no longer a significant drawback on the world economy, so the gains from liberalizing trade should be small. It is not plausible that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could increase the incomes of…