Journalism’s key role in history – II

  In the short term, technology offers promising solutions for preventing, detecting and dismantling information manipulation.  Thanks to the progress made on artificial intelligence, today we have increasingly high-performance tools for identifying coordinated campaigns of false information, opposing the viral spread Thursday, April 19th, 2018

A woman to lead the UN: imminent or illusory?

  The 193-member General Assembly – one of the highest policy-making bodies at the United Nations – will get a much-needed break, come September, when a woman will preside over its 73rd session, only the fourth in the history of the Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Trump hurtles toward three nuclear crises

  One year into the unorthodox presidency of Donald Trump, the United States faces an array of complex and dangerous foreign policy challenges that require principled leadership, pragmatism, patience, and smart diplomacy.   So far, Trump has not exhibited any of these traits. Thursday, April 5th, 2018

If Brexit was hacked, shouldn’t we know exactly who paid?

  Yes, the Leave campaign probably cheated. And yes, Remain played unfair advantages. But where did the Brexit dark money actually come from? And how is it still shaping our democracy?   Hours before the Observer published fresh, damaging allegations about how the Thursday, March 29th, 2018

The Rawat Offensive

  Blend of impropriety and arrogance   The Chief of Army Staff of India, General Bipin Rawat, has not minced his words. He was unambiguous and forthright. At a seminar jointly organised by the Centre for Joint Warfare Studies and the Ministry of Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Shale oil will contribute to future crude price instability

  The consensus view that crude oil prices will range around $60 a barrel in coming years, with flexible US shale oil acting as a “swing producer” to prevent spikes, is comforting.   Neither the oil industry nor governments, consumers and investors have Thursday, March 1st, 2018

Long way to Afrin: Turkey’s strategic refugee policy aimed at electoral hegemony and regional political ambitions Megan Barlow

  Syrian ‘guests’ in Turkey have been used not only as political tools for foreign ambitions, but also for reinforcing the conservative and Islamist ideology promoted by Erdogan’s AKP.   On January 20, Turkey began its second military campaign in northern Syria. The Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership: India should join the Asian Trade Block

  India’s planned participation in the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) has seemingly caused concerns within the Indian industry of the possible flooding of cheap Chinese imports into the Indian market. Similarly, its international trade position, and commitments with China and Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Political Turmoil in Paradise: The Unfolding of the Maldivian Crisis

  On 1 February 2018, the Supreme Court of the Maldives ordered the government to release all political prisoners and called on the legislature to hold its first meeting in 2018. This resulted in tensions between President Abdulla Yameen and the Thursday, February 15th, 2018

Will India Walk the Talk?

Parsing Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Davos Speech   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered the keynote address at the 48th annual World Economic Forum in Davos on 23 January 2018. He pitched the country as an investment destination to foreign companies and Thursday, February 15th, 2018
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