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Following the massive  socio-economic success of the largest continent, corruption is the next battleground in the development of the Asia-Pacific. Lately, it has hampered inclusive and sustainable development and is a primary cause of the difficulty experienced by developing Asian-Pacific countries in advancing beyond the middle-income bracket. Fostered by weak regulation and enforcement frameworks, corruption comes in many forms, including bribery, embezzlement, and cronyism.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 4-10-2019, 12:12
  • Views: 232
While attending the UN Climate Summit in New York, French President Emmanuel Macron urged European environmental activists to look in the direction of some countries of Eastern Europe, in the first place, those that this summer came up against the “EU initiative to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050”. The 2050 deadline was first voiced in a report prepared last year by the UN Intergovernmental Commission on Climate Change. According to the authors of the Report, humanity will be able to avoid the worst effects of climate change if it reduces greenhouse gas emissions to zero by the middle of the century.​
  • Category: Analytics |
  • Date: 3-10-2019, 12:30
  • Views: 325
Members of underground anti-Soviet organizations, active at the end of the Second World War and the first two post-war decades, occupy a significant place in the pantheon of modern-day Polish heroes. The Armia Krajowa (Home Army), which brought together a host of various small groups, was the dominant Polish resistance movement of that period. In Poland’s current patriotic discourse, members of the Home Army and their ideological allies are usually referred to as “cursed soldiers” (żołnierze wyklęci), whose number is estimated by modern Polish historians at between 120,000 and 180,000.
  • Category: Experts |
  • Date: 2-10-2019, 12:03
  • Views: 195
The process of signing the handover of Russian territories in North America to the United States was moving ahead at a breakneck speed. Officials at the State Department in Washington signed off on the Alaska sale agreement at 4 am on March 30, 1867. Pointing to this unusual time of signing the transaction, many experts on Russian America describe this as a unique case in the practice of international law. It is hard to agree with this though, since everyone who has studied or is studying the history of international relations and Russian foreign policy at the Moscow Institute of International Relations know how certain agreements were signed in emergency situations.