Rising inflation is causing pain to hundreds of millions. Interest rates have gone up to curb inflation. Many countries are in trouble with rising deficits and debts. Rising interest rates have pushed the cost of both servicing and borrowing debt...
Today, two journalists for a major newspaper grapple with the complexity of reporting on war.
Yoon Seok-yeol, the conservative candidate, won the extremely tight presidential race in an agenda-less election. Domestically Yoon’s ability to impose radical changes is limited but he can shift South Korea’s foreign policy by fostering closer ties with the US and Japan.
Acute food shortages caused by the war in Ukraine can be absorbed, albeit at higher prices.
One cannot deny that Moscow uses its natural resources as geopolitical leverage.
Beijing knows the Taliban are in control and believes it can hold them on a leash.
China’s crackdown on capitalism — Xi Jinping’s “common prosperity” drive — worries Europe.
The Biden administration has been stuck with the job of cleaning up the toxic waste left by the Trump White House.