A Missed Opportunity In Bali

The summit between US President Joe Biden and his Chinese counterpart, Xi Jinping, was, at best, a public-relations effort to provide a brief respite in the ominous progression of conflict escalation. But there was no substance, no strategy, and no path to de-escalation. Read More Here

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Big Tech Gets Derailed

Much of what Big Tech values is praiseworthy, from fun (a good thing) to wondrous creativity. But, like similar episodes in the nineteenth century, the meltdown of FTX, and the turmoil engulfing Twitter and Meta, have exposed the costs of blindly worshiping enterprise and wealth. Read More Here

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Pakistan’s House Divided

Imran Khan has upended some of the traditional formula of Pakistani politics and polarized the Pakistani electorate more than ever. Both the military and the political establishment see him as the most potent threat they have faced. Pakistan has become more unstable as a result. Read More Here

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Done With Deglobalization?

The global economy’s dire and deteriorating prospects, together with the scale of the climate challenge, have apparently opened world leaders’ eyes to the risks that deglobalization poses. But it remains to be seen whether this realization will be followed by the action needed to reverse course. Read More Here

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