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Arctic Military Buildup

As Russia plans to drop paratroopers into the Arctic as part of an exercise, Canada’s Defence Minister said last week that “We’re going to protect our sovereign territory and we’re always to meet any challenge to that ...

The Arctic: melting faster

New research suggests that the Arctic could be ice-free in summer decades before previous models have indicated. A team of scientists now says this could come as early as 2013, based on patterns up to 2004. A possible harbinger: 2007’s summer ...

New global e-readiness rankings

The Economist Intelligence Unit released its 2006 e-readiness rankings yesterday. The index is a measure of a country’s readiness for e-business, judged by Internet access, broadband penetration, innovation, information security, and other ...

World economies to 2050: a wealthier planet

PriceWaterhouseCoopers has released a study of potential growth in the world’s 17 largest economies out to the year 2050. The study forecasts the eclipse of the current developed economies. The E7, largest emerging market economies (China, ...