Politics

Biden is unlikely to overreach in the Middle East. But as Kissinger could tell him, it would also be a mistake for him to turn his back on it. That KJU (Kim Jong Un) was not present is… Read More

India

Medical crowdfunding has become essential in India, but it’s leaving many behind It helps us weave together the Indian government’s recently stated positions on intellectual property protection and what appears to be India’s conflicted position on the TRIPS… Read More

Taiwan

Long left out in the cold, Taiwan is ready to be a global force for good. It all comes down to government clarity and transparency. You have to let the people know what the government is trying to… Read More

Nepal

The battle against the pandemic is being fought not just by medics in hospitals, but by volunteers and activists through social media, online groups and community organising, while political leaders are widely seen as incompetent and indifferent. The… Read More

Australia

The Prime Minister of Australia got a sympathetic hearing. Discussions were kept secret. On September 15th, AUKUS was made public. Renewables tipped to overtake fossil fuels by 2030. The Glasgow climate summit is an immediate opportunity for Australia… Read More

Second Wave

A third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is now advancing swiftly across much of Europe. De derde golf: zo ziet de lente eruit volgens het RIVM. Unless we see massive behavioral change, we are going to see January… Read More

China

Beijing is seeking to showcase the China-Lao train as a Belt and Road Initiative success story. Will it stop in China’s backyard? Fear of being overthrown or a pathological need for control, China is going to tilt its… Read More

The New Normal

The lack of space for pandemic-era working from home by marketing a tiny home-office building that can be constructed adjacent to houses in just two days. Hospitality, whether at fast-food counters, neighborhood bars or formal dining rooms: eating… Read More

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