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A new vision for global co-operation

A new vision for global co-operation

The world faces a range of serious threats – from exclusionary nationalism to great-power competition to growing inequality – that are preventing the international community from working together to solve other complex challenges, such as the distribution of Covid-19 vaccines and the accelerating pa

India’s 1bn jabs milestone: power of collective effort

India’s 1bn jabs milestone: power of collective effort

India completed the administration of 100 crore (1bn) doses of the Covid-19 vaccine on October 21, 2021, in just about nine months since the start of the vaccination drive.

EU must step up in Glasgow

EU must step up in Glasgow

The United Kingdom’s prime minister, Boris Johnson, may not appeal to everyone – especially European Union leaders put off by Brexit.

Accountability for climate catastrophes

Accountability for climate catastrophes

Scientific evidence can now link specific weather disasters to human-induced climate change. This connection should finally dispel the misconception that nature’s wrath alone is to blame for these disasters, and make it possible to hold industries and governments that are hooked on fossil fuels acco

Port logjams, supply chain disruptions: Blow for economies

Port logjams, supply chain disruptions: Blow for economies

Production on one side of the planet, and consumption on the other. In the usually routine world of global logistics, the shipping system underpins globalisation.

Five visions for a new international order

Five visions for a new international order

The post-World War II global institutional order is obsolete. This is not a recent development: the need for reform has been apparent for a long time. And yet, the necessary transformation is more comprehensive than many realise and more urgent than ever.

The supply-chain debacle that was coming

The supply-chain debacle that was coming

In the period leading up to the 2008 global financial crisis, a few prescient voices warned of potentially catastrophic systemic instability.

Plot that was the Iraq ‘blot’

Plot that was the Iraq ‘blot’

Colin Powell became the first Black US secretary of state and top military officer during decades as one of America’s most prominent leaders, but his reputation was tainted in 2003 when he touted spurious intelligence at the United Nations to make the case for war with Iraq despite deep misgivings.

A facelift for Facebook

A facelift for Facebook

If the testimony of whistleblower Frances Haugen, a former Facebook data scientist, before a US Senate subcommittee told us anything, it was that tech companies cannot be relied upon to regulate themselves.

Unusual signals from space may hint at new class of stellar object

Unusual signals from space may hint at new class of stellar object

In yet another exciting news for space buffs, astronomers have discovered unusual signals coming from the direction of the Milky Way’s centre.

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