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Opinion  /  Published 20.01.22

The audacious hegemonism of Xi Jinping

It was not surprising that China’s all-powerful president, Xi Jinping, devoted his online address to the World Economic Forum to attacking the new Cold War mentality that is impeding his country...
By Swapan Dasgupta

Opinion  /  Published 15.01.22

World’s conscience

I have been thinking a great deal about South Africa these past few weeks, in part because of the Test series being played there, but mostly because of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with whose passing the ...
By Ramachandra Guha

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.22

Hot spots: Central Asia

Three decades after the scarlet banner of the Soviet Union came down from the Kremlin, many of the former socialist behemoth’s constituent republics are simultaneously in churn, their futures at...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 14.01.22

Far shores: education

The dream is always of foreign shores. Or, rather, of studying in a university overseas. The marked increase from 2016 to 2019 in the number of Indian students going abroad to study — the pandem...
By The Editorial Board

World  /  Published 10.01.22

Russia tells off US

Russia said on Sunday it would not make any concessions under US pressure at talks this week on the Ukraine crisis and its demands for western security guarantees, and that there was a risk they might...
By Reuters in Moscow

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Opinion  /  Published 07.01.22

Popular error: jobs vs education

A shift in favour of academic courses deemed ‘popular’ by students, combined with an instrumental attitude towards higher education, may be inimical to the future of a nation aspiring to b...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 07.01.22

Stormy year: Biden's ratings

It is not the anniversary the president of the United States of America, Joe Biden, would have hoped for. As he completes a year in office later this month, Mr Biden’s disapproval ratings are to...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 05.01.22

A spectre called Viktor Orbán

One day, I stood in a large crowd at the bottom of Andrássy street in Budapest and heard Hungary’s current leader, Viktor Orbán (picture, left), denounce the European Union of whic...
By Timothy Garton Ash

World  /  Published 04.01.22

US defence secretary tests Covid positive

US defence secretary Lloyd Austin said he tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday with mild symptoms and would attend meetings virtually as he quarantined at home for the next five days. News of Austi...
By Reuters in Washington

Opinion  /  Published 01.01.22

Safety first this New Year

Stay safe The new Covid-19 variant, Omicron, has led to a rapid increase in the number of positive cases in the United States of America. Many cities have doubled down on the mask mandate and vaccina...
By Suhashini Sarkar


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