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Why the BRF is important

President Xi Jinping is in the limelight again as the much-awaited 3rd Belt and Road Forum (BRF) for International Cooperation began yesterday in Beijing. After convening the first two successful…

The reunion of the elite

While the announcement of a new economic corridor at the recently held G20 summit may have created a ripple of excitement, it also indicates that rivalries between major economic and…

Sweden takes EU presidency

Sweden takes over the EU’s rotating presidency from January 1 vowing to maintain unity on Ukraine and uphold free trade in the face of calls for a tougher response to…

A shift in Nato

For the obvious reason of a smoldering war on the eastern fringe of Europe, the just-concluded Nato summit in Madrid, which took place within a few days after the EU…

Modern colonialism

The refusal of the United States and fellow rich nations to compensate developing countries for the devastation wrought by air pollution and climate change smacks of a kind of modern…

Meeting at the top

SUMMITS, as meetings between heads of state and government are called, are as old as mankind itself. The recent summits which President Joe Biden undertook hold lessons in summitry which…

Chomsky’s warning

Noam Chomsky, the sage of our times, has spoken up. Employing his usual candidness, he has delivered a dire warning to the world about the potency and the nature of…

Unequal Societies

Unequal societies

Irrelevance can sometimes be liberating, and, at the United Nations in New York, folks have been feeling fairly irrelevant for quite some time now. Decades ago, debates on the UN…

Lessons From Boao

Lessons from Boao

The Boao Forum for Asia, also known as the ‘Asian Davos’, was formally inaugurated in 2001. Hosting government officials, business leaders and academics from across the continent in the town…