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By Rishi Mehra It was during the financial crisis of 2008-09 when technology made its presence felt in the financial landscape. True, tech existed and played an important role in the world of finance earlier, but as large financial institutes crumbled across the world; technology solutions slowly became more ubiquitous. Solutions became available for the …

The second was the trap of bumper stickers—the doomed search for a neat framework to replace the Cold War’s strategy of “containment,” which for decades had provided intellectual clarity and mobilized popular support. A strategy premised on “enlargement” of the coalition and ideas that had won the Cold War was enticing, although as one commentator …

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were widely seen as the effective end to the 20th century, but at the time many analysts argued that the long-term geopolitical impact would be limited. For instance, Michael Howard, the distinguished war historian at the University of Oxford, said that while the terrorist threat “will never entirely …

Sierra Leone’s President Julius Maada Bio speaks during the United Nations General Assembly at United Nations headquarters Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (Kevin Hagen/Associated Press) UNITED NATIONS — The Latest on the U.N. General Assembly’s annual gathering of world leaders (all times local): 10:30 a.m. The president of Sierra Leone is calling for “urgent and imperative” …