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The State of the International Order
The Brookings Institution, February 2014
The report assesses the state of the international order five years after the financial crisis and ten years after the Iraq war. In gauging the state of the international order, the report attempts to answer two questions: (1) What are the material realities shaping the options faced by the great powers? (2) What are the issue-by-issue interactions that are revealing or shaping the content of great power relations, and international order more generally? It identifies 11 defining characteristics of the contemporary international order, including Europe’s lost decade, trouble on the horizon for the BRICs, risk of conflict between Great Powers, and changing pattern of international trade, among others. The report concludes with the observation that the role of the United States will be crucial to help put the international order on a more stable footing. Read the full report through this link.
Culture at Work
British Council, 2013
global movement of talent, products, and ideas has forever changed the way we
do business. Our ability to
engage successfully with other countries, organizations and people will depend
to a large extent on whether we possess the necessary intercultural and foreign
language skills to make fruitful connections, whether in trade and investment,
charity/NGO programs, or as government and international organizations. This
new British Council report ‘Culture at Work‘ provides
insight into how employers view intercultural skills in the workplace, why
these skills are important, and how they stack up next to other necessary
skills in employers’ eyes. It’s based on a a survey of more than 360
recruitment decision makers at large organizations in nine countries: Brazil,
China, India, Indonesia, Jordan, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the
United Kingdom and the United States.
Game Changers: Five Opportunities for US
Growth and Renewal
McKinsey Global Institute
A new McKinsey research report
highlights five catalysts for GDP growth in the United States – energy, trade,
technology (big data), infrastructure, and talent development. Click here for an
executive summary of this important publication.
The Importance of
International Students in America
Foundation for American Policy
International students provide a key
source of talent for U.S. employers and are crucial to enhancing the ability of
U.S. universities to conduct research and offer high quality academic programs
to U.S. students, according to a new report released by the National Foundation
for American Policy. "Foreign nationals accounting for approximately two-thirds
of the graduate students at U.S. universities in electrical engineering and
computer science, and a majority in other key fields, it’s clear that international
students enhance the ability of U.S. universities to conduct research, recruit and
retain teaching talented faculty, and offer high quality academic programs to
U.S. students,” according to the report’s author, Stuart Anderson, executive director,
National Foundation for American Policy, and former head of policy and
counselor to the Commissioner of the INS.
Prices and Earnings
A Comparison of Purchasing
Power Around the World
CIO Wealth Management
is the latest report from UBS on comparisons of prices, wages, and domestic
purchasing power in 72 cities around the world. The report is published every
three years. How much working time is required to buy a 16GB iPhone in Delhi
vs. Beijing vs. New York? 370 hours, 184
hours, and 27 hours, respectively. Find. Read the full report through this