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Indian journalists facing intimidation

Indian journalists facing intimidation

India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse media industry in the world.

Kim poses profiling problems for the US

Kim poses profiling problems for the US

US intelligence experts are trying to build a profile of Kim Jong-un to give President Donald Trump a competitive edge in one of the most consequential summits since the Cold War, but they face a huge challenge – figuring out a secretive North Korean ruler few people know much about.

Will Trump surprise us with N Korea?

Will Trump surprise us with N Korea?

US President Donald Trump is full of surprises – major surprises, such as getting elected in the first place. Can he now deliver the biggest surprise of all by getting North Korea to give up its nuclear arsenal, something that just might save the world from annihilation?

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32 years on since Chernobyl nuclear disaster

A trade tutorial for President Trump

A trade tutorial for President Trump

US President Donald Trump has declared that America’s $500bn trade deficit with China means that the US is “down” $500bn. Apparently, he thinks that trade surpluses and deficits amount to profit and loss statements for countries. He could not be more wrong.

Widodo turns to populist policies ahead of election

Widodo turns to populist policies ahead of election

Soon after taking office in 2014, Indonesian President Joko Widodo made a landmark decision to cut subsidies on politically sensitive fuel prices to boost the economy, but a year out from a tough re-election campaign, his reformist zeal may be waning.

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World intellectual property day

Need a political settlement that can bring peace to Syria

Need a political settlement that can bring peace to Syria

As everyone in Qatar knows, Syria is suffering one of the longest and bloodiest wars in recent history.

Investors should ‘wait and watch’ on North Korea

Investors should ‘wait and watch’ on North Korea

There is a sharp contrast between the Koreas when it comes to growth and prosperity. The North has struggled to revive its economy since a famine in the mid-1990s with the majority of people now living in poverty.

Staying on track to end malaria

Staying on track to end malaria

Ending an epidemic is a marathon undertaking, and in the case of malaria, we are nearing the finish line. But we will need to keep up the momentum.

Can’t sleep? Tell yourself it’s not a big deal

Can’t sleep? Tell yourself it’s not a big deal

Note to publishers: in my view, there’s an unfilled gap in the “wellness” market for a book on how sleep isn’t really that important.

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