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May 6, 2022
May 6, 2022

Europe’s soft-power problem

The Ukraine crisis shows that the European Union (EU) has a problem with power.

April 26, 2022
April 26, 2022

Applying the Covid blueprint to cholera

While the coronavirus has posed unique challenges at a time of deep global interconnectedness, pandemics are nothing new.

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

Are the kids leaning right?

For decades, young people’s leftward leanings were considered an iron law of politics. “If people are not conservative at 40, they have no head,” Winston

March 27, 2022
March 27, 2022

From Cold War to Hot Peace

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we are entering a new phase of warfare and global politics. Aside from a heightened risk of nuclear catastrophe, we are already in a perfect storm of mutually reinforcing global crises—the pandemic, climate change, biodiversity loss, and food and water shortages.

March 11, 2022
March 11, 2022

India’s Ukraine Tightrope

Russia’s war in Ukraine has exposed India’s strategic vulnerabilities as few other things could, raising fundamental questions about the country’s position in the world, its regional security, and the wisdom of its long-term relationships.

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.