Can Japan Maintain Its Economic Fortunes?

Jun 24, 2019

Japan is set up for a stint in the international spotlight, hosting the G20 summit at the end of June and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. It will be a busy few years for Japan, which hosts the G20 summit on June 28-29 followed by the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. The international attention sparks questions...

Looking at US Affairs from Afar
Jun 19, 2019

Looking at US Affairs from Afar

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent
Jun 14, 2019

US Move on Reproductive Rights Sets Dangerous Precedent

Maduro Survives Because of Russia and Cuba
Jun 13, 2019

Maduro Survives Because of Russia and Cuba

Populists in the European Elections

Populists in the European Elections

May 28, 2019

The results of the European elections have revealed some breakthroughs for populists. There is concern about the impact of populism on rational decision-making in many Western democracies. But there is no agreement on what "populism" means. All politics appeal — to some extent — to...

Does Modi’s Re-Election Threaten India’s Muslims?

Does Modi's Re-Election Threaten India's Muslims?

May 28, 2019

The re-election of India’s Hindu right-wing government could put minorities at risk. India’s general elections were the most wide-ranging and possibly most expensive election campaign in the nation’s history. In emphatic style, Prime Minister Narendra Modi of the ruling Bharatiya Janata...

Will Agricultural Technology Keep Food on Our Plates?

Will Agricultural Technology Keep Food on Our Plates?

May 22, 2019

When it comes to agricultural technology, business opportunity is filling the void left by political inertia. Last month, Extinction Rebellion activists around the world triggered days of protests to end what they call criminal inaction by the world’s governments on climate and ecological...

Mixed Messages for Morocco and Tunisia

Mixed Messages for Morocco and Tunisia

May 22, 2019

There’s good and ugly economic news in Morocco and Tunisia, according to Oxfam and the IMF. Two recent reports highlight the challenges of developing an equitable and high-performing economy in North Africa. While Morocco and Tunisia have demonstrated a degree of political will in announcing...

To Fight Poverty, India Must Create Income-Generation Opportunities

To Fight Poverty, India Must Create Income-Generation Opportunities

May 20, 2019

This is the end of election season in India. Parties have announced many schemes. Although the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is projected to win, the results may not be a foregone conclusion. To win public support, the Indian National Congress, the opposition party, has promised Nyuntam Aay...

Italy Must Leave the Eurozone

Italy Must Leave the Eurozone

May 20, 2019

Italy joined the eurozone in 1999 under the leadership of Prime Minister Massimo D'Alema of the Democratic Left party. This fateful participation, which entailed the complete loss of independent monetary policy, is undoubtedly the main cause of the disappointing performance of the Italian...

It’s Time to Start Treating Family Separation as a Global Catastrophe

It’s Time to Start Treating Family Separation as a Global Catastrophe

May 15, 2019

While the US continues to uphold many of the world’s standards in democratic leadership, in the area of family separation it has too much in common with some of the most brutal regimes. The US secretary of homeland security, Kirstjen Nielsen, resigned her post in April this year under a cloud...

The Right Green New Deal

The Right Green New Deal

May 08, 2019

The Green New Deal as proposed makes the right diagnosis, but the wrong prescription for government action on renewable energy. Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Senator Ed Markey’s Green New Deal has sparked an important and overdue debate about America’s energy future. The core...

What Does the Future Hold for the UAE?

What Does the Future Hold for the UAE?

Apr 17, 2019

The UAE combines international prominence with a conscious focus on what’s best for its people and the world, says Sulaiman al-Fahim. As a business leader and property developer in the United Arab Emirates, I have seen our geographically tiny nation develop a wide global influence. To manage...

World Gives America One Year to Stop Trump or Face Sanctions

World Gives America One Year to Stop Trump or Face Sanctions

Apr 11, 2019

Several countries have already withdrawn recognition of the Trump government and recognized Nancy Pelosi instead as the legitimate leader of the country. The deputy assistant undersecretary general of the United Nations has given the United States a one-year warning. If the country doesn’t...

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