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  1. China's Belt and Road Initiative. Big hopes, big fears.

    China's Belt and Road Initiative. Big hopes, big fears.

    China is bringing the economies of Europe, Africa and Asia closer together with the century's largest infrastructure project. The New Silk Road may bring a surge in growth – and it's inspiring hopes and fears alike.

  2. "The goal of humanitarian work is to eliminate the need for humanitarian work"

    "The goal of humanitarian work is to eliminate the need for humanitarian work"

    The Red Cross has had an enormous impact on the world. ICRC President Peter Maurer discusses new ways of financing humanitarian projects, modern conflicts and whether the world is doing better or worse today than in the past.

  3. Ignazio Cassis: "There's no insurance for prosperity."

    Ignazio Cassis: "There's no insurance for prosperity."

    Federal Councillor Ignazio Cassis is concerned about Switzerland's position as a business location, would like to cure the Swiss of their perfectionism and supports bilateral agreements.

  4. New priorities

    New priorities

    Voters are less worried about unemployment (traditionally a top concern) and do not feel their jobs are threatened by digitalization. The most urgent issues are pensions, healthcare, and migration.

  5. Identity under siege

    Identity under siege

    The reform backlog, immigration and problems with the EU are perceived as threats. But there's still some very good news.

  6. Let's get to it!

    Let's get to it!

    Almost nowhere in the world do people have as much faith in their institutions as in Switzerland. The army and the police continued to gain trust while political parties lost some.

  7. "I would like to see a little more optimism"

    "I would like to see a little more optimism"

    The co-owner and CEO of the Weidmann Group is one the Swiss economy's most powerful women. Franziska Tschudi Sauber on digitalization, trade tariffs and the resilience of the Swiss.

  8. Grand disillusions

    Grand disillusions

    Old Age and Survivors' Insurance (AHV) is Switzerland's problem child. Even the planned reforms are inadequate – the country should and must aim for a master stroke.

  9. Technology. More a blessing than a curse.

    Technology. More a blessing than a curse.

    Since the advent of the internet and the smartphone, if not before, technology has become a pervasive part of our lives. The 2018 Credit Suisse Worry Barometer reveals what people in Switzerland and the United States think about technology and its impacts.

  10. Practice meets theory

    Practice meets theory

    Logitech founder Daniel Borel and Martin Vetterli, president of the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), talk about entrepreneurship in Switzerland, the founder gene, and the changes Alfred Escher would probably want to make in Switzerland today.