An international panel of experts, convened by the World Bank and the World Health Organization (WHO), has warned that disease pandemics pose a threat to millions of people and have the potential to harm the global economy.
The general public is more aware of state activities, and has the means to publicise them, for instance via social media. So, getting ahead of the news cycle is often better than trying to avoid it altogether.
The attacks on Aramco’s Abqaiq-Khurais facilities in Saudi Arabia on September 14 saw the United States (US) offering to tap into its emergency reserves to offset disruptions in oil markets.
The Saudis may seek Russia’s assistance in beefing up its missile defenses following the recent drone attacks on Saudi Aramco’s oil plants
Since its founding in 1949, the People’s Republic of China has adopted a foreign policy that reflects the changing times
There was a time when Washington was considered a beacon of democracy. But in the 21st century, the old-fashioned missionary mentality and the worldview of US politicians have remained unchanged. This may be one of the reasons for constant chaos across the globe today.
Thailand’s House of Representatives is likely to witness commotion and the release of a considerable volume of hot air on 18 September.
Erdogan wants to negotiate because he needs help. He is under enormous economic pressure, and any sign that the EU is open to maintaining a partnership would help Turkish financial markets.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s reshuffle of senior cabinet and ruling party posts on 11 September 2019 was guided by several priorities.
It is a memorable retreat for National Security Adviser John Bolton after a year and a half in office. Known as a “hawk,” he was a foreign policy hardliner who always openly demanded military strikes and who, above all, was decidedly against any form of diplomacy with political opponents.
Unfortunately, in times when people don’t see their lives getting any easier, and when the past looks better than the present, the polarisation genie is much harder to put back into the bottle than it was to get out.
A trade fair being almost dead in the water even before its official opening is something new. Frankfurt’s International Motor Show Germany (IAA) made it a first.
China-US relations are in challenging times, and the US policy toward China is now in a seemingly unstoppable downward spiral. The conservatives’ views have a destructive influence on the US administration’s policy toward China.
With the United States indiscriminately wielding the baton of trade protectionism, no country including its allies is immune to the toxic effects of the US’ policies.
The Leticia Pact is thus like a New Year’s resolution: Sounds nice and feels good, but is instantly forgotten on January 1st.
China has released a White Paper on defence — its first such report in four years — reiterating three broad strategic goals for the modernisation of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) over the next 30 years.
How will the UK handle trade after it exits the EU and how will Brexit affect its trade ties with Asian economies?
“These newborn babies cry for drugs, not milk.” The New York Times article has triggered heated debates on social media. Written by columnist Nicholas Kristof on Saturday, the opinion piece points out directly the serious situation of drug-addicted infants and the opioid-abusing America.
Relations between Japan and South Korea have long been marred by the memory of colonisation. The relationship was initially difficult, diplomatic ties were established only in 1965 — 20 years after Japan’s capitulation.
The 2+2 meeting between the Russian and French top diplomats and defense chiefs was held in Moscow for the first time in several years.
The Indian army is watching the LoC very, very closely. And for good reason. Army officials say the chatter – field intelligence, radio intercepts and interrogation of captured Pakistani terrorists — suggest that Pakistan’s deep state has restarted the infrastructure of terror.
The ongoing US trade war with China is beginning to have significant effects on the relationship. Can Japan and China continue to improve relations? What benefits does this rapprochement offer the two countries?
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s first term in office was criticised for lack of attention to and interest in foreign affairs, something that he himself has openly acknowledged. As he prepares for his second term, should we expect change?
Countries in ASEAN have achieved strong economic growth and substantially reduced poverty over the past 20 years. Deep political commitment to effective policies has lifted over 100 million people out of poverty since 2000.
While very few, if any, governments are indifferent to the current political and economic uncertainties, the inconvenient truth is that the most advanced and most vibrant economies have been hit the hardest by unilateralism and protectionism.
The planned US-Taliban agreement seemed incredibly close to becoming reality — even though reports have surfaced according to which numerous issues remained unresolved.
Time is running out for Iran. The three EU signatories to the 2015 nuclear agreement — Germany, France and Britain — are still trying to save the accord, while Iran is gradually upping the pressure.
Cambodia is being harassed by specific group of countries on account of human rights. Such grave interference in Cambodia’s domestic affairs shall be stopped. Here are the reasons why.
Chinese tech giant Huawei plans to invest more than $300 million every year for research at universities, which supports those in basic science and technology, as well as innovation.
The world celebrated 8th of September as the International Literacy Day, to recognize the important role of literacy as the basis for poverty reduction, democratization, and sustainable development.