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  • Johnson-Corbyn debate revisits Brexit division

    Friday night’s election debate has once again exposed how divided the British nation is. The Sky poll conducted by YouGov shows 52-48 difference between the two main contenders vying for No 10 Downing Street—incumbent Boris Johnson and challenger Jeremy Corbyn.

  • As the terrible denouement unfolds

    Here’s the awful truth in a nutshell.

  • A microcosm of Iran’s domestic problems, port city bears brunt of crackdown

    The Iranian port city of Bandar-e-Mahshahr has emerged as the scene of some of the worst violence in Iran’s brutal crackdown on recent anti-government protests.

  • Doomsday Clock: It is now two minutes to midnight

    The Doomsday Clock was created in 1947 by the Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists at the University of Chicago. Original members of the Board were a group of scientists who worked under the auspices of the Manhattan Project, the secret scheme responsible for developing the first nuclear weapons.

  • Global turmoil: Ethics offer a way out of the crisis

    Rarely is out-of-the-box thinking needed more than in this era of geopolitical, political and economic turmoil.

  • All The President’s Crooks

    It’s not exactly breaking news that another accomplice of US President Donald J Trump has been found guilty and is contemplating at jail time. This is something, alas, that has been occurring from time to time for a while.

  • India should rethink its decision on the agreement

    India on November 4 decided not to join the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade deal involving the 10 countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia, China, South Korea, Japan, and New Zealand.

  • A tug of war over who has the longer breath

    Mass anti-government protests in several Arab countries are turning into competitions to determine who has the longer breath, the protesters or the government.

  • Salvaging international law: The best of bad options

    These are uncertain times with trade wars, regional conflicts and increased abuse of human and minority rights pockmarking the transition from a unipolar to a multipolar world.

  • Trade liberalisation for development?

    The International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation (WTO), all dominated by rich countries, have long promoted trade liberalisation as a “win-win” solution for “all people—rich and poor—and all countries—developed and developing countries”, arguing that “the gains are large enough to enable compensation to be provided to the losers”.