President Trump has suspended American funding for the UN-affiliated World Health Organization (WHO), because of concerns that the organization has failed to force an honest appraisal of China's response to COVID-19. In the days since, a lot of attention has been paid to the fact that China pays the second largest dues to the WHO after the US. But the majority of the organization's funding actually comes from voluntary contributions from nation states and other entities, including philanthropic organizations and NGO's. Here's a look at which member states account for the largest portion of the voluntary contributions that come from national governments.
Meet Alessandra Cominetti, a recipient of MIT Technology Review Magazine's Innovators Under 35 award. As a lab technician at Eni's Research Centre for Renewable Energy in Novara, Alessandra has devoted her career to finding new solutions and materials to optimize solar energy. Much like the serendipitous encounter that resulted in her employment, her eagerness and willingness to try new things allowed her to stumble upon a material for the creation of portable solar panels.
Watch her remarkable story on the latest episode of Faces of Eni.
"If [the election] is very close and it ends up in the courts, that kind of protracted situation I think will lead many Americans to believe that it was an unfair election." Rick Hasen, election law expert and author of Election Meltdown, lays out some of the worst-case scenarios for Election Day, ranging from unprecedented voter suppression to dirty tricks by foreign actors. The conversation was part of the latest episode of GZERO World with Ian Bremmer. The episode begins airing nationally in the US on public television this Friday, October 30. Check local listings.
Joe Biden has vowed to radically change the US' approach to foreign policy and international diplomacy should he win next week's election.
But a lot has happened in four years under Donald Trump that could impede Biden's ability to simply return to the status quo ante. How different would US foreign policy really be under a Biden presidency? What will the two-term former vice president likely be able to change, and what's bound to remain the same, at least for now?
On Wednesday, November 4 at 11a EST, we're gathering a panel to discuss "What Just Happened" with the US election. GZERO Media's Ian Bremmer, Tony Maciulis and Alex Kliment will be joined by The Washington Post's Karen Attiah and Eurasia Group's Jon Lieber. Watch live at: gzeromedia.com/gzerolive.
Decision 2020: What Just Happened? Wednesday, November 4, 11a EST/8a PST
- Ian Bremmer, President, Eurasia Group and GZERO Media
- Karen Attiah, Global Opinions editor, The Washington Post
- Jon Lieber, US Managing Director, Eurasia Group
- Alex Kliment, Senior Editor, Signal & Chief PuppetMaster, GZERO Media
- Tony Maciulis, Head of Video, GZERO Media (moderator)
Bookmark this link to watch live: gzeromedia.com/gzerolive
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Jon Lieber, Managing Director for the United States at the Eurasia Group, shares his perspective on a special US election edition of US Politics In 60 Seconds:
So, we're about five days out from the election right now.
And the story of this week has been the remarkably steady polling lead for Joe Biden that he's had for months now. The other big story is the turnout, massive amounts of turnout. 100% of the 2016 vote already cast in Texas. 60% nationwide votes already cast. We are headed for record shattering turnout, could be around 155 million Americans voting.
On election night, what are we watching for?