Analysis

Renewable energy innovation policy in Azerbaijan [PHOTO]

A constant increase in demand for energy resources, environmental problems, man-made disasters arising during production and depletion of traditional energy resources have made a rapid expansion of use of renewable world energy sources necessary in the world as well as in Azerbaijan. According to the İnternational Energy Agency (İRENA) by 2050, the global population will demand roughly 80% more energy than it does today.
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Why tax cuts for the rich solve nothing

Although America’s right-wing plutocrats may disagree about how to rank the country’s major problems – for example, inequality, slow growth, low productivity, opioid addiction, poor schools, and deteriorating infrastructure – the solution is always the same: lower taxes and deregulation, to “incentivize” investors and “free up” the economy.
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Unlocking Girls’ Potential

NEW YORK – I recently visited a “girls club” – a safe space where adolescent girls come together with trained mentors to build their social networks and learn life skills – in the Tonk District of Rajasthan, India.
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The Art of the Surplus

Germany’s persistently high current-account surplus may not be on the official agenda of this week’s G20 summit in Hamburg, but it is bound to provoke tensions among the assembled leaders.
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Brexit to Nowhere?

Politics brings out strong emotions in everyone. Even the British, despite their reputation for pursuing their interests in a cool and calm fashion, apparently are not immune. Perhaps that reputation is merely a holdover from the long-gone British Empire. It surely does not apply to the United Kingdom of 2017.
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The Macron Doctrine?

French President Emmanuel Macron invited Russian President Vladimir Putin to Paris as his first foreign guest, while US President Donald Trump will attend this year’s Bastille Day celebrations.
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One Country, One System

July 1 marks the 20th anniversary of the United Kingdom’s handover of Hong Kong to China, under a model called “one country, two systems.” But an unavoidable question will hang over the official commemorations: Is there really anything to celebrate?
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Urbanization 2.0

We are now in the final days of the industrial age. Just as the second generation of steam engines propelled the Industrial Revolution forward, so, too, are new technologies advancing today’s digital revolution.
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