Beijing may be 6,500km from Kyiv, the Ukrainian capital, but the geopolitical stakes for China in the escalating crisis over Ukraine’s fate could not be higher.
Recent talks in Geneva between Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken regarding the crisis over Ukraine achieved little.
Two years into the worst pandemic in a century, it is tempting to think that the world is stuck in a time warp, unable to shake off a virus that has so far killed more than 5.6 million people and...
In 2022, the Covid-19 pandemic and the myriad crises it spawned may finally start to recede.
Although Covid-19 has been hard on everyone, it has not been an “equal opportunity” disease.
It is now more than four months since the dramatic exit of US and other Western forces from Afghanistan.
Novak Djokovic, the world’s top-ranking tennis player, has just been granted a medical exemption to take part in the Australian Open.
The restrictive, illiberal trend that has come to characterise India over the last five years has a new data point.
With the passing of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the world has lost an unstoppable force for good who taught compassion and forgiveness, and pursued his mission with a will of iron.
It has been less than two years since phrases like “flatten the curve,” “contact tracing,” “social distancing,” and many others related to the Covid-19 pandemic entered the lexicon and became part...