The broader application of ICT and new digital technologies such as data analytics, robotics, artificial intelligence, and the Internet of things is leading to a "digital transformation". This digitalisation of the economy, also known as the fourth industrial revolution as some experts have labelled it, is transforming business landscapes by redefining the boundaries of production, consumption, and distribution. New processes, products, and techniques have emerged to better address business or customer needs.
Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has tested the limits of health care services, exacerbated poverty, reduced employment, disrupted businesses, and destabilized societies at extraordinary levels. While the world is still struggling to recuperate from the debilitating effects of the pandemic, digital transformation is area that has witnessed unprecedented levels of progress. To quote Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft, “two years’ worth of digital transformation has been achieved in two months”.
This article introduces the outcomes of the studies conducted on Mongolia’s education sector, focusing on organizational methods, challenges of the training processes, and the transition to online schooling during the pandemic.
Ten years after the 2011 uprising and six years since the civil war outbreak in 2015, Yemen’s main, “old” political parties, the General People’s Congress (GPC) and Islah, are coping with a fragmented and deeply transformed country. On identity and alliance-making, Yemen’s political structure is traditionally marked by fluidity and pragmatism.
The 2011 Yemeni uprising opened up new political spaces of contention against the existing structures of power.
Asia’s rising economic footprint in Africa became a significant talking point and the literature on Asian influence in Africa, often dubbed as the ‘new scramble for Africa’, proliferated. Although all the major Asian countries had already established long-term relationships with Africa, the 2000s saw a substantial deepening of economic relations between Asia and Africa. China was undoubtedly the most prominent among them. Chinese trade, investment, and official financial flows to Africa grew substantially from 2000 onwards.
Between December 2020 and January 2021, the Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi made two official visits to Africa in a row (1st round: Tunisia, Mozambique, South Africa Mauritius, 2nd round: Senegal and Kenya) to discuss future collaboration with these countries with an eye set on the forthcoming TICAD8 to be held in Tunis in 2022. An annual visit by Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi followed in early January 2021, kicking off the year of FOCAC to be held in Senegal this year.
Di seguito la lista degli oltre 150 esperti che hanno votato per la pagella sulla politica estera italiana in occasione della pubblicazione del Rapporto ISPI 2021 "Il mondo al tempo del Covid: l'ora dell'Europa?". Alla votazione hanno preso parte:
For the senior leadership of the People’s Republic of China, space is a key strategic domain. It is tied to key aspects of “comprehensive national power (zonghe guojia liliang; 综合国家力量),” the range of factors that contribute to a nation’s overall capabilities. The development of Chinese space capabilities is seen as a strategic imperative, because its development will help support advancements in the overall level of China’s comprehensive national power.
La settimana appena trascorsa ha visto l’avvio dei Rome 2020 MED Dialogues, appuntamento cardine della cooperazione mediterranea. Anche l'area MENA è stata colpita duramente dalla pandemia e dalla conseguente recessione, ma il Mediterraneo resta un mare di guai. In Europa, intanto, le Istituzioni hanno messo in campo numerosi e incisivi strumenti per superare la fase recessiva. A preoccupare ora è il debito, e potrebbe essere necessaria una nuova “regola aurea” per scomputare gli investimenti dallo stock dell’indebitamento.