Makings of a global food crisis

Professor Emeritus of Economics at the University of Munich, is a former president of the Ifo Institute for Economic Research and serves on the...

Death of Davos

Global food prices are soaring. The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization’s Food Price Index – which covers a basket of basic food commodities...

Ecosystem Restoration is Good for Your Health

Humanity currently faces multiple, interlinked existential crises. The catastrophic consequences of climate change, ecological degradation, and biodiversity loss have cascading knock-on effects on human...

Asia’s Post-COVID Education Catch-Up

Across Asia and the Pacific, students and parents are breathing a sigh of relief as schools reopen and in-person classes gradually resume. But now...

America could become Saudi Arabia of Natural Gas

With images of Russian aggression and war crimes in Ukraine continuing to dominate the media in Europe and around the world, Germany has pledged...

Going Nuclear Against Rising Cancer Cases

Advances in cancer care have yielded enormous benefits and saved millions of lives. Between 2000 and 2015, high-income countries cut cancer patients’ probability of...

Where Is Dubai Leading Us?

‘Connecting minds, creating the future’, the slogan of World Expo 2020, is everywhere in this city. The ongoing event, which opened a year late...

Measuring Poverty Properly

The 2019 Oscar-winning film Parasite attracted a global audience for its arresting portrayal of South Korea’s stark income inequality. The movie’s rendering of a...

End the Pandemic of Violence Against Women

Violence against women and girls increases during periods of crisis. So, it should come as no surprise that COVID-19 has added to the risk...

Big Tech Must Stop Hiding

In 2021, Alphabet (Google’s parent), Amazon, Apple, Meta (Facebook’s new alias), and Microsoft were among the world’s largest companies in terms of revenue and...

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