Rising power. Structural reforms and global initiatives are transforming India.

Whale-powered boats and global warming. Predictions for 2018 — from 1918.

#Metoo won’t end sexual harassment. These data-driven policies might.

What might drive faster AI adoption: consumer demand.

The human + machine age. AI readiness for government, business & workers.

Latin America’s upcoming wave of elections: the impact on economies.

How to get investors to fight climate change? Better disclosure.

Exoplanet sociology. Alien civilizations might not be that advanced.

What was behind witch hunts? A new economics paper blames churches competing for new congregations.

Did inequality and foreign investment cause the First World War? New evidence for an old theory of imperialism.

300 miles of windproof wall, 75,000 showrooms. Images of the new silk road.

Imperial Rome versus Han China. Which empire was more technologically advanced?

What to expect in 2018. An interview with Professor Klaus Schwab. (Wall Street Journal)

PM Modi to showcase India’s potential at World Economic Forum. (Economic Times)

US lawmakers discuss $1 trillion in infrastructure spending. Cites infrastructure ranking from Global Competitiveness Report. (Reuters)

Bankers fear they will get Amazon-ed in tech disruption. Harnessing blockchain will be just one chapter of a dense book at Davos. (Financial Times)

Saudi women allowed in stadiums for first time. Cites Global Gender Gap Report. (Al-Masdar News)