Opinion

March 10, 2022
March 10, 2022

IMF’s Unfinished Business

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is showing promising signs of changing with the times.

March 3, 2022
March 3, 2022

From Shock Therapy to Putin’s War

As Russian tanks battle through Ukraine on the orders of an authoritarian president, it is worth noting that Ukrainians are not the only ones who crave democracy.

February 28, 2022
February 28, 2022

China’s Two Traps

When Deng Xiaoping launched China’s strategy of “reform and opening up” in 1978, economists in the West had their doubts.

February 5, 2022
February 5, 2022

How China views the Ukraine crisis

Beijing may be 6,500km from Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, but the geopolitical stakes for China in the escalating crisis over Ukraine’s fate could not be higher.

February 2, 2022
February 2, 2022

Will Russia’s Anti-NATO Gambit Succeed?

Recent talks in Geneva between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken regarding the crisis over Ukraine achieved little.

January 28, 2022
January 28, 2022

Breaking Covid’s Grip

Two years into the worst pandemic in a century, it is tempting to think that the world is stuck in a time warp, unable to shake off a virus that has so far killed more than 5.6 million people and wrecked countless livelihoods.

January 19, 2022
January 19, 2022

Envisioning Governance 4.0

In 2022, the Covid-19 pandemic and the myriad crises it spawned may finally start to recede.

January 17, 2022
January 17, 2022

Argentina’s Covid Miracle

Although Covid-19 has been hard on everyone, it has not been an “equal opportunity” disease.

January 14, 2022
January 14, 2022

Saving Afghanistan

It is now more than four months since the dramatic exit of US and other Western forces from Afghanistan.

January 11, 2022
January 11, 2022

Victims of the Unvaccinated

Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranking tennis player, has just been granted a medical exemption to take part in the Australian Open.