News Story from: 3/23/16
March 23, 2016 – Washington, D.C. – Emerging technologies, new corporate strategies, and conspicuous inequality are transforming the global economy and redefining freedom and fairness. The March/April issue of FP explores who will adapt to this phenomena—and who won’t.
Today, this special “Power Issue” hits newsstands and is released in its entirety at foreignpolicy.com.
-International relations expert Parag Khanna describes the metanational phenomenon (companies that avoid regulations by dividing operations across borders), while FP senior reporter David Francis shows how Walmart, BlackRock, and other private firms already rival governments for international influence. Read it online here.
-Journalist Suzy Hansen profiles Europe’s antitrust chief, Margrethe Vestager, who’s fighting for economic justice in the digital age by cracking down on tech giants. Read it online here.
-Reporter Jillian Keenan chronicles the lives of poor, vulnerable youth in Niger who’ve joined violent gangs to demand respect—attracting the interest of Boko Haram recruiters. Read it online here.
Other highlights in the March/April issue include:
-David Rothkopf, FP Group’s CEO and editor, argues that “love is perhaps the greatest source of power, far outstripping the cash, weapons systems, or institutional authority on which the so-called ‘powerful’ rely.” He examines money, power, sex, and love, and asks which of these is the secret ingredient needed to achieve peace? Read it online here.
-Journalist Elisabeth Braw explores how Germany, which is facing shortages in medical care, is turning to doctors fleeing the Syrian war for help. If they don’t return, could it be the death knell for Syria’s medical system? Read it online here.
-National security columnist James Bamford investigates the insider threat program, which covers more than 70 government entities, ranging from the NSA to the Peace Corps. The program essentially employs professionals to spy on their colleagues in an attempt to prevent whistleblowing. Read it online here.
-With the rise of cash usage among terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State, economic columnist Gillian Tett examines the European Commission’s thought process of potentially shutting down the production of 500-euro bills in an effort to win the war on terror. Read it online here.
The March/April issue of FP is available today on newsstands and on www.foreignpolicy.com.