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  1. Partnerships for Humanitarian Relief

    With protracted conflicts around the world in difficult settings and involving non-state actors, humanitarian institutions such as the Red Cross are challenged by tougher operating conditions and stretched budgets.

  2. Regime change sometimes makes things worse

    Using military force to speed the fall of troublesome dictators often creates even bigger problems, said Sir John Sawers, Chairman of Macro Advisory Partners and former Chief of the British Secret Intelligence Service (MI6).

  3. Japan’s economy must stand on its own

    Japan’s economy has responded well to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reform efforts, despite some internal resistance and a weak global environment, according to Tomomi Inada, Japan’s new Defense Minister, who spoke at the AIC in her previous capacity as Chairperson of the Policy Research Council of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party.

  4. Sri Lanka Finance Minister: “We are back in business”

    With 6% GDP growth forecast for this year, up from 4.8% in 2015, “Sri Lanka is on the move,” the country’s Finance Minister, Ravi Karunanayake, said in a keynote address on April 8 at the AIC 2016.

  5. Rebuilding Greece and Europe

    Greece’s crisis is fiscal, monetary and structural, exacerbated by political and social volatility, stresses on European unity and, now, a large influx of refugees. Despite this “nightmare” and major near-term concerns, former Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras believes that “we can and will make it’.