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Xi Jinping In Switzerland: Internationalism, Multilateralism And Multipolarity.

For his first trip abroad in 2017, Chinese President Xi Jinping has chosen Switzerland and with a special attention given to the symbols and substance of his visit, he will send three key messages to a world facing serious economic and...Show More Summary

A Shifting Global Economic Landscape: Update to the World Economic Outlook

Today we released our update to the World Economic Outlook. An accumulation of recent data suggests that the global economic landscape started to shift in the second half of 2016. Developments since last summer indicate somewhat greater growth momentum coming into the new year in a number of important economies. Show More Summary

Sudan Sanctions: Obama, You've Been Played, Advantage Bashir

Dear President Obama, Last week, I and twenty-five Sudanese and activists from around the world asked you not to lift sanctions on Sudan. On Friday, you announced that you were lifting some sanctions for a six-month trial period. Friday...Show More Summary

Insights on Sri Lanka's Transitional Justice Process

Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu is the Executive Director of the Centre for Policy Alternatives, a think tank based in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He recently served as the Secretary of the Consultation Task Force on Reconciliation Mechanisms (CTF). This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity. CTF's big report is finally out. Show More Summary

Millennials Are Worried About Life After Retirement

By AsiaToday reporter Kim Eun-young - Millennials are increasingly preparing for life after retirement. According to a report by last month, Millennials started saving at a median age of 22. That compares to 35 for Baby Boomers. Show More Summary

Five Reasons the Paris Conference Failed

As we said repeatedly in the build-up to Sunday's gathering in Paris of representatives of 70 countries to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian issue, AJC has long supported the search for an enduring peace agreement between Israel and the...Show More Summary

A New Joint Message from the Kremlin and the Trump Administration

Amid a calculated and proactive realignment by Russia and China ahead of the inauguration of Donald Trump, Europe appears tense and scattered. The Gulf states seem to be waiting in limbo, without a preemptive strategy. Iran appears vigilant,...Show More Summary

Greece Tipped Over ...

Greece Tipped Over... I spoke about "The Greek Tipping Point" in November 2015. At that point Greece was on the brink. As of today, Greece is over the brink. I am not sure the exact moment Greece tipped over; I think it was shortly after...Show More Summary

Retribution Breeds Retribution. Putin's Syria Policy And The Killing Of The Russian Ambassador To Turkey.

Russian President Vladimir Putin intervened militarily in Syria in September 2015 by launching what the Russian media dubbed Operation Vozmezdie (Retribution). He did so under the guise of joining the global effort to defeat terrorism. Show More Summary

Why Russians Backed Mr. Trump?

Almost the entire American Intelligence community are in agreement with the assessment that Russia intervened in the 2016 election in part to help Donald Trump win the White House. President Obama issued a public warning to Moscow that...Show More Summary

Priceless Lessons I Have Learnt From 2016

"Be like a tree, and let the dead leaves drop." ~Rumi It's time to let go of the old year and allow the new one in. I love new beginnings. A new friendship. A new career path. A new month. And now a new year... There's zero doubt inShow More Summary

Kenya Can Lead The Way To Universal Health Care In Africa

Consider this: every year, nearly 1 million Kenyans are pushed below the poverty line as a result of unaffordable health care expenses. For many Kenyan families, the cost of health care is as distressing as the onset of illness and access to treatment. Show More Summary

End Of An Era

This time, reports of Fidel Castro's death are real. And, as I'd predicted in my memoir Confessions of a Secret Latina: "[I]f anything [after Fidel's death], expressions of loss and praise of his accomplishments will be greater outside...Show More Summary

Will Narendra Modi Revive Reform Drive and Achieve "National Greatness" in India?

Narendra Modi became India's prime minister in 2014 after his Bharatiya Janata Party won a strong parliamentary majority. Some Indians saw him as India's Ronald Reagan, ready to liberate his nation from overweening regulation. Optimists...Show More Summary

How PC Are You? Between Value Neutrality and Over-Sensitivity

By AsiaToday reporter Jisu Kim - One of the most talked-about topics among millennials in 2016 was the political correctness movement. The phrase 'politically correct' is commonly abbreviated to PC in the world of social media. Netizens...Show More Summary

Is India Really A Democracy?

Image courtesy of The recent directive from India's top court requiring movie theaters to play the national anthem to before screening movies sets a dangerous precedent for democracy. Justices Deepak Misra and Amitva RoyShow More Summary

Child Rights: Laureates And Leaders Step Up

When I first met Kailash Satyarthi a quarter of a century ago, his direct actions to rescue child laborers were just starting to gain attention outside India. Over time, Kailash became a respected figure in human and child rights circles...Show More Summary

Why Al Jazeera America Failed, And Why We Need It More Than Ever

Journalists, viewers yearn for replacement, 1 year after network announced closing Most of my former colleagues have continued their professional media journeys with other organizations, but many wax nostalgic about the huge oasis of...Show More Summary

Exposing The Man Behind The Curtain

“When you attack a country,” John McCain, the long-serving Republican Senator from Arizona, who chairs the influential Senate Armed Services Committee, told reporters on December 30, 2016, during a visit to Ukraine, a nation locked in...Show More Summary

Policy 4.0: Bringing the People on Board in a Digital World

By Sigmar Gabriel and Angel Gurría The digital revolution is well under way and is far from reaching its peak. Our work and home lives rely increasingly on the Internet. Smartphones have become our ubiquitous assistants, helping us with practically every issue. Show More Summary

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