Comment & Opinion - Columnists Archives

01 December 2022
Henry Kwan argues that a global standardisation of Covid-19 measures is sorely needed. Currently, national policies in many countries take a hands-off or delegatory…
30 November 2022
After a tough 2022, China seeks to move toward recovery in 2023, amid stagnation in the US and deep recession in the Eurozone. Battered by domestic challenges and disruptive…
29 November 2022
Florian Weigand introduces his new book Waiting for Dignity: Legitimacy and Authority in Afghanistan (Columbia University Press, 2022), looking at how legitimacy is built and lost…
28 November 2022
Spent a fascinating hour this week shooting the breeze with Nikolai Hegertun and Petter Skjæveland from Norad, the Norwegian aid agency. They’d got in touch to discuss some of the…
23 November 2022
Robyn Klingler-Vidra, Alex Glennie, and Courtney Savie Lawrence argue that COP27 shows that a more inclusive approach to innovation is needed. COP27 closed with a…
21 November 2022
Not so long ago, Australia was known for its booming economy and balanced foreign policy. Today its economy is stagnating, while the US Big Defense casts a dark shadow over its…
18 November 2022
Finance for Loss and Damage came onto the negotiating agenda at COP27 in Egypt – climate researcher Lily Salloum Lindegaard argues that this has only made the delay tactics by…
18 November 2022
Maha Azzam argues that developed countries' quest to decarbonise puts the welfare of others' citizens and societies above notions of human rights or democracy. COP…
17 November 2022
The 17th Group of 20 (G20) Heads of State and Government Summit is currently taking place. Tom Chodor, reporting from Bali, argues that with  little prospect…
15 November 2022
The 17th Group of 20 (G20) Heads of State and Government Summit is currently taking place. Tom Chodor, reporting from Bali, argues that with  little prospect for major…