Rising in NATO, falling in Russia. The facts on global military spending today.

Image: NATO, The Secretary General's Annual Report 2017

A lot fewer than you think. What we get wrong about immigration.

From blackouts to energy independence? Electric vehicles in Africa.

Full-time work should begin at 40. Preparing for marathon careers.

Who they’re fighting. Trade disputes between the US and China.

Low incomes despite low unemployment. US workers are falling behind.

Taming AI’s dark side. What the UN can do.

The secret to soccer success? The team psychologist.

Mama media. Filling the parenting information deficit in China.

Perception is a controlled hallucination. How our brains work.

Disdain and defensiveness. Big corporations increasingly ignore the press.

Weekly trash that fits in a small jar. Cites Forum report New Plastics Economy. (Washington Post)

AI pioneers everyone should know about. Coverage of Forum technology pioneers. (Forbes)

Japan’s #metoo moment as an economic indicator. Cites Gender Gap Report. (South China Morning Post)

In trust we trust. Includes interview with Forum Head of Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technology. (Enterpreneur Middle East)

South Africa to embrace Industry 4.0. Cites Forum plans to open 4IR center in South Africa. (ITWeb)