Opinion

January 8, 2020
January 8, 2020

Rule of law or rule of the jungle?

International law may not be a major consideration in debates about the US killing of Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani

January 6, 2020
January 6, 2020

US military strikes in Iraq stir regional hornet’s nest

The United States stirred a hornet’s nest that stretches far beyond Iraq when it attacked an Iranian-backed militia on the weekend.

January 1, 2020
January 1, 2020

Developing countries must seize the tech frontier

Rapid technological transformation will be a key feature of the economy well into the future. At the national, regional, and global level, frontier technologies are offering promising new...

December 31, 2019
December 31, 2019

Can America be saved?

On December 23, Heidi Sloan, running for US Congress in Texas 25, tweeted (referring to one of Trump’s Presidential Campaign advertisements), “This ad should terrify us. Donald Trump has a movement...

December 27, 2019
December 27, 2019

Argentina’s bright young hope

Judging by his appointment of a first-rate economist to his cabinet as Minister of Economy, Argentina’s new president, Alberto Fernández, is off to a good start in confronting his country’s...

December 21, 2019
December 21, 2019

Okay Boris, you won. Now what?

The results of the recent elections in the United Kingdom took me back to another ghastly political moment.

December 16, 2019
December 16, 2019

Certainty over Brexit, yet uncertainty remains in the Kingdom

One would not expect, least of all in western democracies, to see people taking to the streets immediately after a new prime minister takes office with a landslide victory.

December 14, 2019
December 14, 2019

A little more than just an ‘internal’ issue?

The controversial Citizenship Amendment Bill 2019 (CAB) has been finally passed through both the lower and upper houses of the Indian Parliament this week amidst protests and questions being raised...

December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019

Riding the wave of technological innovation

Recent economic develop-ments in Bangladesh have been remarkable. Over the past decade, GDP per capita has almost tripled, reaching USD 1,700 in 2018.

December 9, 2019
December 9, 2019

Johnson-Corbyn debate revisits Brexit division

Friday night’s election debate has once again exposed how divided the British nation is. The Sky poll conducted by YouGov shows 52-48 difference between the two main contenders vying for No 10...