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At the root of growing discontent in the West lies a clear problem: the international capitalist model has stopped functioning as it should, argues Jim O’Neill of Chatham House
A peace-deal mechanism for parts of Eastern Ukraine now exists. But the Ukrainian government needs to tread carefully to achieve an end to conflict
Violent protests in Iraq are worsening and the demands of protestors widening, but events may provide a trigger for a meaningful response from government
These are five key talking points from the World Economic Forum's India Economic Summit 2019.
NATO's changing role means an integrated European defence strategy could now have a positive geopolitical role to play in the region, argues Fyodor Basov, of the Valdai Discussion Club
With impressive growth rates and a youthful population, Ethiopia could be an economic powerhouse if it overcomes its structural problems.
Ukraine faces being squeezed out of its role in the regional gas market, and Turkey faces geopolitical hurdles as it pushes for a greater energy role – a partnership could assist them both
U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals could soon be freed of any restraint from treaties – and the results will be profound, writes Rakesh Sood, of the Observer Research Foundation
Past energy transitions can teach us a great deal about the effects of today’s trend away from hydrocarbons, argues Paul Stevens, of Chatham House
A Pew Research Center study on most attitudes towards refugees reveals a more positive sentiment.
Staunchly opposed to the militarization of space in the past, India is now having to adopt a more nuanced approach, explains Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan of the Observer Research Foundation.
If competition between China and the U.S. is inevitable, the two countries must find a way of avoiding a zero-sum game, or risk sliding into a cold war
Japan’s common-sense approach to foreign policy offers a valuable example for countries who want to stay relevant in a low-growth world, argues Alexis Crowe of the Atlantic Council ...
What are the chances of China turning the next three decades into a narrative as powerful as its story since 1978?
President of the Observer Research Foundation Samir Saran describes what lies behind current India–U.S. tensions and how they relate to structural changes in the world order