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In Case You Missed It: HDIAC Webinars – The Changing Nature of Alliances: Rising Powers’ Perspectives - HDIAC.org
Projections regarding the future of the global order have traditionally relied on two assumptions: 1) rising powers are gradually "rising from within" the existing global governance infrastructure; and, 2) U.S.-led institutions are robust. To effectively plan in a rapidly changing geopolitical climate, it is important to enhance our socio-cultural understanding of rising powers, their effect on the existing global order, and, as needed, reevaluate these historical assumptions. The BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) countries are engaging in revisionist coalitions and creating new institutions or, as some argue, creating a parallel system, that challenge historical U.S. global leadership. This new geopolitical dynamic is already affecting U.S. security interests and raising concerns that the United States could be potentially forced to contend with new and broadly legitimate global norms that it had no part in making. While much of the existing debate looks at hypothetical situations (such as a possible new Cold War or discarding rising power alliances as an analytical unit), it is necessary to analyze rising power alliances through a social and cultural lens.
Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Opdivo (nivolumab), in combination with certain types of chemotherapy, for the initial treatment of patients with advanced or metastatic gastric cancer, gastroesophageal junction cancer and esophageal adenocarcinoma. This is the first FDA-approved immunotherapy for the first-line treatment of gastric cancer.
Since April 4, 2020, the New York National Guard has assembled more than 10.4 million COVID-19 test kits which have been shipped statewide to public testing sites, nursing homes, schools, universities and hospitals.
In the Northern Black Hills of western South Dakota is the town of Lead-population 2,985. The deepest gold mine in North America, the Homestake Mine, was settled in Lead during the Black Hills Gold Rush.
3 Advanced Reactor Systems to Watch by 2030 - Energy.gov
Move over millennials, there's a new generation looking to debut by 2030.
A clinical trial testing the safety and efficacy of an investigational monoclonal antibody for treating people who are hospitalized with respiratory disease and low blood oxygen due to infection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, has begun. The Phase 2 trial, called the COVID-19 anti-CD14 Treatment Trial (CaTT), is sponsored and funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health.
At first glance, today's atmospheric scientists and mining prospectors of the past seem quite different. Look closer and you will find some striking similarities. Notably, a willingness to sift through volumes of information to dig up resource nuggets worth their weight in gold.
Powerful Polymers: ORNL Study Provides New Insights into N95’s COVID-19 Filter Efficiency - ORNL.gov
When COVID-19 was declared a pandemic in March 2020, Oak Ridge National Laboratory's Parans Paranthaman suddenly found himself working from home like millions of others.
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