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Post-Pandemic Japan Will Attract The World

When the COVID-19 pandemic is over, people will again be on the move, crisscrossing the planet in search of career opportunities, education, and better lifestyles. But the destinations and directions of those movements may be forever changed.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Welcome To The Post-Leader World

The waning of U.S. hegemony opens up new possibilities for more decentralised, democratic systems of global governance involving genuine cooperation among a critical mass of nations. Rather than a world governed by a hegemon, it may be time for one managed by what might be called global clubs.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

Why Race Matters In International Relations

Race is not a perspective on international relations; it is a central organising feature of world politics. Anti-Japanese racism guided and sustained U.S. engagement in World War II, and broader anti-Asian sentiment influenced the development and structure of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.

Read Here – Foreign Policy

China Is Losing India

This latest skirmish has made clear that New Delhi has to make some critical choices. At home, the government could feel compelled to improve Indian military capabilities and border infrastructure, which will require the diversion of resources away from development spending. In addition, Indian officials will now aim to reinforce relations with other regional and global powers to balance against a more assertive China.

Read Here – Foreign Affairs

Also Read – China’s Latest Tussle With India Could Lead To War

Preventing A COVID-19 Food Crisis

The pandemic is amplifying the risk of a world-wide food-price spike, which would trigger outright crises in many developing countries. Governments must therefore work together to address disruptions to food supply chains and prevent food protectionism from becoming the post-pandemic new normal.

Read Here – Project Syndicate

The Lure Of Fascism

Ours is the age of the rule by ‘strong men’: leaders who believe that they have been elected to deliver the will of the people. Woe betide anything that stands in the way, be it the political opposition, the courts, the media or brave individuals. While these demonised guardians of freedom are belittled, brushed aside or destroyed, vulnerable groups, such as refugees, immigrants, minorities and those living in poverty, bear the brunt. What can be done to halt or reverse this process? And what will happen if we simply stand by and watch?

Read Here – Aeon

US Job Losses Mount As Economic Pain Deepens Worldwide

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The ranks of Americans thrown out of work by the coronavirus ballooned Thursday to at least 22 million in just four weeks, an unprecedented collapse that has fuelled widening protests and propelled President Donald Trump’s push to relax the nation’s social distancing guidelines.

Read Here – APNews

Winning The Legal Argument, China Has Learnt From History Of Great Power Relations

Winning the legal argument, China has learnt from the history of great power relations, is very much part of great power jousting. The negative lessons are from the Soviet Union that dismissed the Western legal arguments during the Cold War as based on the logic of capital and empire. That did not convert many beyond the choir.

Read Here – The Indian Express

Dow Slumps 2,000 Points After Oil Shock

Wall Street’s main stock indexes plummeted and the Dow Jones Industrials crashed 2,000 points on Monday as a 22% slump in oil prices and the rapid spread of the coronavirus amplified fears of a global recession. Trading on U.S. stock exchanges was halted immediately after opening, as the benchmark S&P 500 .SPX fell 7% to its lowest since June 2019, triggering an automatic 15-minute cutout put in place after the 2008-2009 financial crisis.

Read Here – Reuters

Also Read: US Trading Halted As Shares Plunge Around The World

All You Need To Know About Latest Saudi Crackdown In 500 Words

Saudi Arabia has launched a new crackdown against senior royals and top officials, according to several reports, in what appears to be Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman‘s latest effort to consolidate control of all major levers of power inside the kingdom.

Read Here – Al Jazeera

 

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