Opinion

November 23, 2021
November 23, 2021

Column by Shashi Tharoor: Modi’s Anti-Muslim Jihad

After India’s recent defeat by Pakistan at the T20 Cricket World Cup tournament, Indian bowler Mohammed Shami faced vicious trolling on social media.

November 20, 2021
November 20, 2021

Why is China’s growth rate falling so fast?

In early 2021, the consensus forecast for Chinese GDP growth this year among 25 major global banks and other professional forecasters was 8.3 percent.

November 13, 2021
November 13, 2021

The economy that planetary health requires

At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, analysts and pundits spun visions of how the crisis would reshape the global economy.

November 3, 2021
November 3, 2021

The test of pandemic preparedness

The Covid-19 pandemic has instilled many harsh lessons for the world. But the most important one is that infectious-disease outbreaks pose a risk not just to public health, but also to global...

October 28, 2021
October 28, 2021

Our Common Agenda and the Road to 2023

Not since World War II has the international community confronted as monumental a test as the intertwined crises of Covid-19 and climate change, and the profound social and economic inequalities...

October 24, 2021
October 24, 2021

Ending Hunger Sustainably

In 2015, 193 countries gathered at the United Nations and pledged to end global hunger by 2030 as part of the Agenda for Sustainable Development.

October 13, 2021
October 13, 2021

The Pandora Papers and the Threat to Democracy

The “Pandora Papers,” a new investigation led by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), has fuelled outrage around the world. Politicians, businesspeople,

October 6, 2021
October 6, 2021

The least bad option for Afghanistan

After the United Nations General Assembly in New York last month, the UN is being asked to take on an outsize role in Afghanistan.

October 5, 2021
October 5, 2021

The false promise of AUKUS

The geopolitical story of the last few years has featured Western democracies’ gradual awakening to the realities of an increasingly ambitious and authoritarian China.

September 30, 2021
September 30, 2021

A coup attempt at the IMF

Moves are afoot to replace or at least greatly weaken Kristalina Georgieva, managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) since 2019.