EVENTS

IMVF DEBATES & BRIEFS

IMVF Brief 7/2017 | Geo-Economic Reconfigurations: 10 Global Megatrends
Geo-Economic Reconfigurations: 10 Global Megatrends 
“My main job today is to talk to the young people present here, to present to you our scenarios for the World 2050 based on our recently released the book The World in 2050: Striving for a more just, prosperous & harmonious global community, with 26 authors from 12 countries”. Harinder Kholi, June 2017
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IMVF Brief 6/2017 | A North-South of Elusive Borders: Challenges for Latin America
A North-South of Elusive Borders: Challenges for Latin America  
“From 2003 to 2013 the Latin American countries were doing much better than the United States or Europe. There was a lot of enthusiasm in the region, and many commentators within the region and outside were talking about “the Latin American decade”, as a decade of takeoff. This was very different from the previous hundred years, in which although Latin America grew, it grew less than the more developed countries, meaning that we were getting behind and not converging towards the richer countries in the world. Unfortunately, after 2013 the story began to change again and the past few years we had been doing worse than the United States and presently than Europe”. Guillermo Perry, May 2017
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IMVF Brief 3/2015 | Two Different Modes of Development with Different Sustainability
Two Different Modes of Development with Different Sustainability  
In the history of global development after World War II, two groups of developing countries with different modes of development are observed. Each group has different growth dynamics and hence different requirement of sustainability. While proper policies and good governance are picked up by almost everyone as conditions of sustainability of development, social cohesion kept by healthy nationalism should be perceived as prerequisite for it.
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IMVF Debate 1/2013 - Political and Military Dynamics in the Sahel - Embaixador Christopher Dell
Political and Military Dynamics in the Sahel
A direct consequence of the unrest across North Africa has been the expansion of violent extremism across the Sahel. We are witnessing a worrisome development in the region’s security landscape as these violent extremist organizations grow and develop sophisticated networks. These emerging threats can be illustrated by the unique challenges facing Libya, Mali, Nigeria, and Somalia. The US Strategy to Africa and to security sector assistance goes wellbeyond terrorism. Through collaboration based on shared values and mutual goals, the US is finding that its efforts are more likely to be achieved if it pursues both bilateral and multilateral partnerships with African, European Union, and NATO partners.
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