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World Policy Journal (1 September 2017) 34 (3): 99–104.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Khadija Sharife World Policy Institute fellow Khadija Sharife investigates the tax avoidance strategies of one of the world’s biggest lottery corporations. While the company, GTech (now known as IGT), profits off the poor, it has shielded hundreds of millions in revenue from the tax man by...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2016) 33 (2): 77–81.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Khadija Sharife Botswana owns a 15 percent share in De Beers, an unprecedented entangling of a sovereign country with a private company. Investigative reporter Khadija Sharife reveals a mutual dependence between the diamond giant, Botswana, and the country’s leading party that has perverted...
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World Policy Journal (1 December 2016) 33 (4): 111–117.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Megan Garcia Companies and governments need to pay attention to the unconscious and institutional biases that seep into their algorithms, argues cybersecurity expert Megan Garcia. Distorted data can skew results in web searches, home loan decisions, or photo recognition software. But the...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2017) 34 (1): 119–123.
Published: 01 March 2017
...Stephanie A. Limoncelli Labor trafficking plagues international supply chains. A few countries require companies to disclose the measures they've taken to address the exploitation of workers, but when it comes to enforcing compliance, legislation often falls short. Sociologist Stephanie Limoncelli...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2017) 34 (2): 109–114.
Published: 01 June 2017
...Ross Benes International organizations have repeatedly deceived donors to secure ever more funding for AIDS-relief efforts. Ross Benes discusses the incentives for biomedical companies and groups like UNAIDS to mislead the public, while cheaper, more effective solutions remain underfunded...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2016) 33 (1): 88–95.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Khadija Sharife Khadija Sharife analyzed the public disclosures of nine pharmaceutical companies and found that collectively they have dodged paying about $140 billion in taxes by stashing $405 billion in income in offshore tax havens. Sharife also shows that the alleged cost of obtaining a patent...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2016) 33 (1): 105–111.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Sam Winter-Levy; Jacob Trefethen Breakthroughs in artificial intelligence will generate unprecedented opportunities, but they will also create hard-to-predict risks. Sam Winter-Levy and Jacob Trefethen argue that governments, universities, and private companies need to take notice now and begin to...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2016) 33 (3): 107–111.
Published: 01 September 2016
... wrongdoing and alert governments about the financial state of companies, like Banco Espírito Santo, that are crucial to a country’s economic stability. Copyright © 2016 World Policy Institute 2016 economics banking Portugal Angola finance TOM SIMPSON TOM SIMPSON According to local...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2013) 30 (2): 81–90.
Published: 01 June 2013
... diplomatic district of the city, Andersson describes himself as a big-picture man. “The details are for other people,” he says. His colleague and best friend, the nephew of a governor during the rule former dictator Mobutu Sese Seko, laughs. But as it turns out, attending to details—at the company’s front...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2014) 31 (3): 20–24.
Published: 01 September 2014
... International and Public Affairs. © World Policy Institute 2014 2014 World Policy Institute Photo: Thomas Galvez Chinese Internet company Baidu recently debuted Busca, a Portuguese version of its search engine localized for Brazilian users. Though, as China’s state news agency Xinhua...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2015) 32 (1): 86–107.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Khadija Sharife © World Policy Institute 2015 2015 World Policy Institute London—James Carter, an investor who sank over $100,000 in several distressed ‘‘assets’’—carbon credits, land, palm oil—believes the companies had at least the appearance of legitimacy, or so the brokers of these...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2013) 30 (2): 16–25.
Published: 01 June 2013
... global competition for jobs as companies look to reduce production costs in mature economies, along with the hope of moving up the value chain. In already affluent countries, it is seen as part of a decades—if not centuries—old process of technological upgrading captured in the idea of a knowledge...
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World Policy Journal (1 June 2012) 29 (2): 81.
Published: 01 June 2012
... legend in Cambodia. Director General Ek Sonn Chan took the company’s reins after the country had suffered decades of civil war. United Nationsbacked elections had been held and international money was starting to flood the country, but the damage was done. Barely 20 percent of the city’s population...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2014) 31 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2014
... beyond the reach of most. Those who can access the Internet do so through heavily monitored cybercafés. They must navigate censorship blocking overseas dissident websites, and face pervasive surveillance thanks to technologies purchased not only from Chinese companies but from European firms like...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2004) 21 (1): 60–67.
Published: 01 March 2004
... room in an upscale its partners, hired Burmese troops to pro­ Bangkok hotel, a group of lawyers took de­ vide security for the project; the company positions from clients who had filed a civil denies that it knew about the abuse.) Ac­ suit, quizzing them on their personal histo­ cording to a...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2014) 31 (1): 17–23.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., it’s equally important to recognize that science now supports differences between the sexes. We need the leadership and innovation of men and women to cope with future challenges. On a microeconomic level, the more evenly a company’s management-board positions are distributed in terms of men and women...
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World Policy Journal (1 September 2012) 29 (3): 97.
Published: 01 September 2012
.... Argentina’s tough import restrictions, designed to help the central bank maintain a stable exchange rate by controlling the amount of foreign currency in circulation, require companies to send out as much as they bring in. Since her re-election in October, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner has forced...
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World Policy Journal (1 March 2015) 32 (1): 43–52.
Published: 01 March 2015
... legitimate—ideally holding a bank account or creating a company or a trust in a well-respected place. Indeed, many Western first-world countries are being strategically chosen by tax dodgers and money launderers precisely because of their law-abiding history, foreigner-friendly rules, and first-rate...
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World Policy Journal (1 December 2012) 29 (4): 46–53.
Published: 01 December 2012
... an international icon and only increased the determination of those who fight pollution by oil companies that threatens the lives and the livelihoods of the 30 million people who call the Niger Delta home. With 48 oil fields and 93 natural gas fields, the Delta region’s recoverable reserves are...
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World Policy Journal (1 December 2013) 30 (4): 65–77.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Investigative Reporters (FAIR). © World Policy Institute 2013 2013 World Policy Institute Photo: Travis Lupick ANTWERP—Somewhere between Africa’s diamond mines and the dazzling diamond bazaars of Dubai and Antwerp, a Belgian company called Omega Diamonds has constructed a financial...