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Christian Madonna

France, Germany and Italy to join Chinese-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Christian Madonna, Chastang Fellow, Global Economy

Three of the largest powers in Europe have followed the United Kingdom in seeking membership to the newly established Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). China announced the creation of the multilateral development bank in October 2014 with 20 other countries (BBC). It has been lobbying countries from around the world to join before the final establishment […]

Alanna Fulk

Caribbean Regional Task Force to Battle Childhood Obesity

Alanna Fulk, Isle of Man Small Countries Fellow

In recent years, many improvements in health care have been made in the Caribbean, but statistics show that one in five children in the region are at an unhealthy weight and risk developing non-communicable diseases (NCD’s), such as diabetes and cardiovascular diseases (Latin American Herald Tribune). In addition, the overall obesity rate in the Caribbean […]

Rafaella Lobo

BP Blamed for Massive Deaths of Gulf Dolphins

Rafaella Lobo, Alexandra Cousteau Fellow, Environment and Global Climate Change

A study published in a peer-reviewed journal, conducted by Stephanie Venn-Watson of the National Marine Mammal Foundation in San Diego and funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, suggests big oil company BP is responsible for massive die-offs of bottlenose dolphins in the Gulf of Mexico (LA Times). 1,305 dolphin strandings along the Gulf […]

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