The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is showing promising signs of changing with the times.
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.
When Deng Xiaoping launched China’s strategy of “reform and opening up” in 1978, economists in the West had their doubts.
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.
Recent talks in Geneva between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken regarding the crisis over Ukraine achieved little.
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.
In 2022, the Covid-19 pandemic and the myriad crises it spawned may finally start to recede.
Although Covid-19 has been hard on everyone, it has not been an “equal opportunity” disease.
It is now more than four months since the dramatic exit of US and other Western forces from Afghanistan.
Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranking tennis player, has just been granted a medical exemption to take part in the Australian Open.