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Lived Experience and the US Election

Could the lived experiences of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, shared with millions of Americans, be their ticket to the White House?

Spectre of Election Day Meltdown in the United States

As the United States gears up for presidential elections in November, a review of its electoral processes suggests a deepening structural crisis, which, along with the fractured political and social scenario in the country, has laid bare the hubris of “American exceptionalism.”

United States to Quit World Health Organization: What Does It Mean for the World?

President Donald Trump has recently announced that the United States will pull out of the World Health Organization, after accusing the global body of being biased towards China in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Although it appears that without the US, WHO would be weakened in terms of its significance and resources at its command, the fact remains that, in reality, it bodes well for the democratic functioning of WHO without the intimidating presence of a global superpower.

Trade War and Global Economic Architecture

The recent decision of the United States to impose punitive tariffs on imports from China and the European Union, and the retaliation of these trade partners in tandem, is of concern to the global community. In analysing these contemporary events, it is argued that the genesis of the trade war can potentially be traced to the piling up of global imbalances, and the failure of the global financial institutions or fora—like the World Trade Organization and the International Monetary Fund—to address such imbalances. In such a context, whether the emerging economies have the ability to influence the course and outcomes of the current trade war, and whether this trade war can generate the possibility of reform of the international institutions are explored here.

Trump’s Policies and Billionaire Indian Dreams

Passage from India to America: Billionaire Engineers, Extremist Politics & Advantage to Canada & China by Ignatius Chithelen, Bryant Park Publishers LLC, New York, 2018; pp 212, $40.95 (hardcover).

Can the G20 Decide the World’s Future?

The G20 needs to take a proactive role in including the needs of the developing world.

America’s War with Iran: A Reading List

For the United States, a pliant Iran is more important than a democratic one.

What Will It Take to Rebuild Afghanistan?

This reading list assesses the possible course ahead for Afghanistan after the United States' withdrawal from the region.

War in Yemen

Civil war in Yemen cannot be seen merely from the prism of sectarian conflict as its roots go into the historical political positions of different groups and geostrategic interests of regional powers. Hegemonic designs of Saudi Arabia backed by the United States have intensified the conflict, leading to thousands of deaths and acute humanitarian crisis. It remains to be seen how far the recently concluded Stockholm Agreement between warring camps would contribute to a durable peace.

The ‘Quad’ Again

In the name of a “rules-based order,” Australia, India, and Japan support US dominance of the Asia–Pacific region.

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