Along with global economic imbalance, an epidemic, and socio-political unrest ushering in 2020, here are the top 10 risks for the rest of the year.
The UN Report New Era for Girls takes stock of changes over the course of the 20 years since the Beijing deceleration.
The increasing influence of the Chinese Yuan is raising red flags. What are the impacts on Yuan’s reserve status and its usage in global trade?
The Israeli elections are likely to become a referendum on Benjamin Netanyahu, who was charged with corruption in November 2019. Will “right” politics prevail?
The UK has instituted a new points-based immigration system post BREXIT. How will this impact immigration into “Fortress UK?”
After decades of authoritarian rule, Omar al-Bashir is likely to stand the ICC trial. Is this the dawn of a new rule-based democratic Sudan?
Iraq, a fulcrum of Middle East geopolitics, is trapped inexorably in the Iran- U.S. faceoff. Will it turn into a battlefield for a wider 21st Century war?
Turkey and Syria are on the verge of open conflict over the control of the strategic Idlib province. Can the world avert an all-out war?
With the US President’s visit, will India and US conclude the long-overdue deals?
Is President Trump's much-awaited Palestinian Peace Plan the ‘Deal of the Century’ or merely ‘Clapping with one hand!’
A new virus that has gained traction in China has begun a global spread, and the world is now alarmed.
Will there be some quid-pro-quo between Myanmar and the PRC after Xi Jinping's visit to Myanmar on the eve of ICJ ‘s verdict on the Rohingya genocide case?
Despite the vast advances made in medical sciences, nature stays a step ahead of human ingenuity. While we eradicate old diseases, new ones emerge.
Scripted like a Hollywood movie, the escape of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn from Japanese law has captivated the world. Is he a plain fugitive or does the Japanese legal system warrant closer…
The society at present is full of paradoxes- on the one hand, we are on the threshold of the next phase of the digital revolution and the other hand there is anger, distrust and disillusion with the…
Victory in the Sri Lankan Presidential elections of the former defence chief, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, 70, could herald a new era in the political scene of the ‘Emerald Island’. With his brother and…
Justin Trudeau’s second coming may not be as rosy as the first time around. After losing the majority vote, Trudeau is faced with some challenges. Will his charm offensive see him through another…
As on 04 Oct 2019, 65 nations had failed to pay their share in full; amounting to a shortfall in cash of US$ 1.38 billion. Does the UN’s Financial Vulnerabilities Impede its’ Operational…
A triumphant U.S President announced to the world the demise of the Islamic State Group leader, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi. Does the threat of the ISIS die with him?
Lebanon has seen a rapid decline in its economy over the last decade, and recently witnessed the largest protests since 2005 against their political leaders who have ruled for almost three decades…