Disappointment seems to have become the norm, rather than the exception, of the UN Climate Change Conference and Madrid has been no exception.
A court has handed the death sentence to ex-ruler Pervez Musharraf. Although the capital punishment must be opposed, the verdict is a warning to the military that it must stay out of politics.
North Korea and the US have drummed up their rhetoric and the Korean Peninsula is seemingly poised to brace for a new round of crisis in the near future after a nearly two-year hiatus.
Historically capitalism surmounted many crises time and again, showing a certain degree of self-adjustment and tenacity.
Since its return to the motherland 20 years ago, Macao has written a glorious chapter of “one country, two systems”.
Paris Agreement was effectively an agreement to figure out a plan. Since then, the collective consciousness on climate change has shifted dramatically.
Over the last two decades, Cambodia has experienced high economic growth at an average of 7 percent of real gross domestic product (GDP).
Because Russia-US relations have been deteriorating for a long time, Lavrov’s visit drew considerable attention.
ASEM brings together partners made up of the 28 EU Member States, Norway and Switzerland and, on the Asia side, 21 countries and the Asean Secretariat.
Dealing with transboundary pests is tricky at the best of times. Standards, practices, capacity levels and engagement vary across countries and regions and responses are often ad hoc and ineffective.
Protectionism is re-emerging as a common challenge that all regional and global mechanisms try to address. That holds true for both the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean).
The EU should rest assured that the China-CEE platform is conducive to its well-being as it narrows the development gaps among its own member states.
Trump is not a fan of climate finance. In fact it was one of his main excuses for pulling out of the Paris Agreement. But is escaping financial responsibility for global warming really that simple?
The last time the Conservatives cruised to such a crushing victory was in 1987 under Margaret Thatcher: She who so gleefully wielded her handbag against the EU, spouting lines such as “We want our money back”.
Thanks to the concerted efforts of both sides, China and the United States agreed on the text of a phase-one trade deal based on the principle of equality and mutual respect.
They all agree, but they won’t all agree to participate. The hypocritical deal on climate neutrality by 2050 reached at the EU summit demonstrates how isolated Germany is on this issue
The world is in a situation that it hasn’t been in before – globalisation, geopolitics and economics all turning negative at the same time, while the world’s physical environment becomes increasingly inhospitable.
The defenestration of the WTO’s dispute settlement arm could well be a harbinger of what lies ahead for multilateralism in this age of impending multipolarity.
Gambia, the complainant in the case, and Myanmar were given opportunity to present their view on whether the latter has committed a genocide against the Muslim Rohingya.
Chinese smartphone manufacturers have in the recent past been giving Fortune 500 tech companies such as Apple and Samsung a run for their money.
As the planet heats up, so does the debate about climate change. Sensible debate is becoming increasingly difficult in these fearful times, and people with rational arguments are at a disadvantage.
For British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, the general election on yesterday is the only way to end the long-drawn Brexit deadlock.
Cambodia’s rapid growth in the past decade has been stunning. Towering buildings, gleaming store windows and busy markets across Phnom Penh obscure signs that some 20 years ago, the country had just emerged from a long and bloody civil war.
Among Russians, I respect President Vladimir Putin’s economic adviser more than Putin himself. Sergey Yurievich Glazyev served as the minister of foreign economic relations of the Russian Federation at the age of 31.
Aung San Suu Kyi’s refusal to speak for the Rohingya is controversial. Her decision to defend the Myanmar army at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague sets off ripples beyond Myanmar.
Asean should have begun to crack and fall apart from the strain of the rising geopolitical rivalries in Asia between the United States and China, if what critics say about its fragility were true.
Analysts said leaders of developing Asian countries attending the United Nations climate summit in Madrid are likely to focus on two key areas.
Since the mid-20th century the world’s economic architecture has largely been taken for granted, partly because of the rising role of developed economies and the mounting impulses of economic openness promoted by international institutions.
India is in the middle of an innovation revolution, led by tech startups. The proposed guidelines will bring our rapid ascent to a halt.
What kind of capitalism do we want? That may be the defining question of our era. If we want to sustain our economic system for future generations, we must answer it correctly.