Peter Thiel is one of the most notable founders out of the dotcom race. Made publicly famous through the Social Network film from his initial stake in Facebook, and more recently with support for Donald Trump. But his company Palantir, is probably the most important company you’ve never heard of.
Painting with a broad brush, the Western world has a higher number of democracies, whereas the Eastern world is more authoritarian. Looking at the data, there’s a stark impact in the COVID-19 response.
The week the United Arab Emirates and China successfully deployed their missions to orbit Mars. Noone can doubt Space X, headed by Elon Musk, controls the airwaves with the latest and greatest in missions to outer space and the branding which accompanies such missions, but the Hope probe is living up to its monica as the UAE is only the fifth spacefaring entity to do so after the US, the Soviet Union, Europe and India.
The European Union’s Foreign Minister spoke, the Russians expelled three diplomats, and now there is a wedge between two neighbours.
On December 30th 2020, the European Union and Beijing reached terms on a new China-EU Comprehensive Agreement on Investment (CAI). This is the second financial programme since 2016 to tilt economic power in the direction of China and away from the West.
As of the 3rd of January 2021, 1 million Israelis had the first shot of a two-phase BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine. As of this today, on the 10th of February, over 50% of the population; 3.5 million; had been given the first shot, or fully vaccinated.