The Road Leading to the India-China Standoff

Dec 02, 2020

The reason for the China-India standoff in the Galwan Valley may not be the oft-mentioned construction of the Darbuk-Shyok-Daulat Beg Oldie (DSDBO) road. The new thoroughfare improved Indian logistics in the Ladakh area, meaning that supplies and troops can be deployed with far greater speed....

The Opioid Scandal: When Evil Gets an MBA
Dec 02, 2020

The Opioid Scandal: When Evil Gets an MBA

Why Do Latinos Vote for Trump?
Dec 02, 2020

Why Do Latinos Vote for Trump?

Why Is Foreign Investment Flooding Into India?
Dec 01, 2020

Why Is Foreign Investment Flooding Into India?

Women Become Collateral Damage in COVID-19 Pandemic

Women Become Collateral Damage in COVID-19 Pandemic

Dec 01, 2020

Mao Zedong once stated that “Women hold up half the sky.” This has been particularly true over the past months with COVID-19 wreaking havoc across the globe. In fact, it is legitimate to claim that during the pandemic, women have held up significantly more than their share of the sky. Anyone...

Joe Biden’s Revolving-Door Cabinet

Joe Biden’s Revolving-Door Cabinet

Dec 01, 2020

After a weird hiatus in modern history lasting four years — more like the “Twilight Zone” than “West Wing” — the US under Joe Biden will presumably return to its stable center, which is proudly claimed to be “center-right.” The Biden camp thinks that defining the nation as...

Trusting Science in Times of Uncertainty

Trusting Science in Times of Uncertainty

Dec 01, 2020

In response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, there have been repeated calls to “trust the science.” The first definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary for the word “science” is “the state of knowing,” while the third definition is “knowledge or a system of knowledge covering...

Can FinTech Hold the EU’s Capital Markets Together?

Can FinTech Hold the EU’s Capital Markets Together?

Nov 30, 2020

As the European Union is approaching the Brexit endgame, the risk of further fragmentation is looming over its already fractured capital markets. The future composition of Europe is not the only force at play. Regulatory divergence, reignition of a trade war between the United States and China,...

What Ails Corporate Governance in India?

What Ails Corporate Governance in India?

Nov 30, 2020

Most businesses perish not because of strong competition or adverse macroeconomic conditions but because of cracks within. One such failing is weak corporate governance. For publicly listed companies, this often translates to controlling shareholders or “promoters” pursuing policies and...

Is Michel Zecler France’s George Floyd?

Is Michel Zecler France’s George Floyd?

Nov 30, 2020

In recent weeks, France’s President Emmanuel Macron has accelerated his recent campaign to bolster his credentials as Europe’s most determined authoritarian leader. Citing France’s secular philosophical tradition, he appears to believe in the 18th-century cultural meme of the...

Inequality Is a Barrier to Peace in Colombia

Inequality Is a Barrier to Peace in Colombia

Nov 30, 2020

Cartagena’s city center is a vibrant and colorful area full of international visitors. However, the outskirts paint a different story. Here, the invasiones, the shanty towns that surround the main city, are ridden with poverty. The effects of inequality stem beyond economic concerns as...

The Cult of Kek: An Archaic Belief System for an Alt-Right “New Age”

The Cult of Kek: An Archaic Belief System for an Alt-Right “New Age”

Nov 26, 2020

Pepe the Frog, the green character in Matt Furie's "Boy's Club" cartoons, is familiar on the internet. The alt-right started to use it to symbolize their battle against political correctness as well as the principles of liberty, equality and justice — the founding values of liberal democracy....

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election

International Monitors Found No Fraud in US Election

Nov 26, 2020

This month’s election was no doubt the most dramatic in recent US history. Given the highly bipartisan political atmosphere, at 67%, voter turnout was the highest since 1900. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there were 20% fewer polling stations open across the country. An unprecedented 65...

The Low Expectations of Biden’s High-Mindedness

The Low Expectations of Biden’s High-Mindedness

Nov 26, 2020

As Donald Trump’s war of attrition has wound down to the point at which only an organized revolt could provide the final glimmer of hope the president is hoping for to extend his lease on the White House past January 20, the American people and US media are left wondering how the president-elect...

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