Vicious Crises

Treating the pandemic, climate change, lost public trust, and geopolitical tensions as standalone issues will get us nowhere. Each problem operates in a feedback loop with the others, demanding more holistic thinking and novel strategies to make up for the shortcomings of conventional global governance. Read More Here

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Biden’s Plan to Cooperate With Europe On Tech

Biden came to Europe with a clear sense of the geopolitics of technology—the logic of great-power competition and, in particular, the struggle between democratic and authoritarian technology… But the logic of great-power competition and its technological valences have not gained universal traction beyond U.S. shores. Read More Here

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Saudi, Pakistan Ties Back On An Apolitical Even Keel

Pakistan-Saudi Arabia ties are back on track after a rough patch, as both long-time allies put aside geopolitics and ideology to focus on geo-economics. When Pakistan’s military chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa and Prime Minister Imran Khan recently visited Saudi Arabia, they had one main agenda point: re-establishing relations after a year of turmoil and […]

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The Pakistan Conundrum

For 24 hours last week Pakistan gave everyone cause for hope. On Wednesday, Pakistan’s Finance Minister Hammad Azhar disclosed that the government was lifting the ban on import of sugar and cotton from India–something that was widely seen as a signal of a further thaw in the otherwise frosty relations between the two neighbouring countries, […]

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How Politics Has Poisoned The United Nations

The UN Human Rights Council held a mirror to the United States’ human rights record this week by adopting the outcomes of the country’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR). Unfortunately, because of the body’s politicised nature, the reflection the UPR offered was a deeply distorted one. Read Here | The National Interest

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How To Defeat Disinformation

After four fractious years of politicisation and polarisation, however, it will take more than official pledges to address the degradation of public discourse… The next administration will do better in this fight only if it pushes for new governmental structures and legislation.  Read Here | Foreign Affairs

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The Triple Crisis Shaking The World

More than just a public-health disaster, the COVID-19 pandemic is a history-defining event with far-reaching implications for the global distribution of wealth and power. With economies in free-fall and geopolitical tensions rising, there can be no return to normal: the past is passed, and only the future counts now. Read Here – Project Syndicate

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