Bill Gates: The Threat Of A “Disease X” Global Pandemic Is “Very Real”

When it comes to global health policy, Bill Gates has never been known for subtlety. So it’s hardly surprising that his charitable foundation’s latest report on the greatest challenges facing mankind might make some readers want to lock themselves in an indefinite quarantine. Readers familiar…

Trump: Expect Decision On US Role In Syria Soon; Calls Russian Plane Downing “Very Sad Thing”

President Trump indicated that a decision on the future of US policy in Syria is coming soon in remarks made at a press conference with his Polish counterpart. Speaking alongside President Andrzej Duda, Trump said the Monday night downing of a Russian maritime surveillance plane by…

High-profile health policy researcher Gilbert Welch out at Dartmouth after plagiarism charge

H. Gilbert Welch, a leading researcher in the field of health policy, has resigned from his faculty post at Dartmouth College after the institution concluded that he had plagiarized from a colleague in a 2016 paper. As we reported in STAT earlier this summer, a…

ECB Preview: Taper On Autopilot As Growth Is Downgraded

Unanimous expectations for tomorrow’s ECB policy decision – due at 7:45AM ET with a press conference at 8:30AM ET – is for the central bank to leave its three key rates and tapering schedule unchanged, while macroeconomic projections are set to see a minor downgrade…

Papadopoulos Sentenced To 14 Days In Prison For Lying To FBI In Mueller Probe

Trump’s former campaign foreign policy adviser George Papadopoulos was sentenced to 14 days in jail, the first campaign official to be sentenced as part of Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian election interference. Papadopoulos was sentenced to one year of supervised release, 200 hours of community…

Germany’s New Foreign Policy Towards The US Will Take Time To Yield Results

Authored by Andrew Korybko via Oriental Review, Germany is preparing to roll out its new foreign policy towards the US. Foreign Minister Heiko Maas announced that his country will unveil Berlin’s new approach shortly but said that it would be “balanced” and seek to “strengthen the autonomy…

“Rape, The Projects, Rejecting Victimhood, Leaving the Left.” #WalkAway

“My Story: Rape, The Projects, Rejecting Victimhood & Leaving The Left. We all know the logical and policy reasons why we’ve walked away but hopefully I can offer a more personal perspective. I should say that my beliefs are not based in emotion or friendships,…

Star researcher in health policy plagiarized a colleague, probe says

Gilbert Welch, one of the most prominent health care policy researchers in the U.S., has been found guilty of research misconduct following an investigation by Dartmouth College, his employer. According to documents obtained by Retraction Watch, the material was included as part of a high-profile…

In Surprising Reversal, Pace Of Global Rate Hikes Approaches Pre-Lehman Period

Most of the post-Lehman era has been characterized by unprecedented easy monetary policy meant to inflate asset prices, and sure enough after 705 rate cuts, and $12.4trillion in QE, the S&P is just shy of its all time highs. However, over the past year, a…