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India and the Politics of Anger

To rein in the present political “Age of Anger,” everyone must suspend the belief that their way of life is morally superior.

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Hearsay Global News

Forget “fake news.” Here are some appetizing suggestions for what is really happening in the world.

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The Illusion of Strategy in Afghanistan: No Change in Pakistan’s Malice

Pakistan’s machinations and America’s past delusions pose obstacles to a successful strategic outcome for the war In Afghanistan.

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Dining Alone in a Hyper-Competitive World

What can solo dining tell us about the way of life we lead?

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Corruption: The Root of Much Human Evil

Decent nations appear helpless against the spread of corruption. Their own elites keep promoting the racket.

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Britain’s Master Plan Regarding Europe

Britain and the EU

What can be done to derail a United States of Europe, or at least to neuter it?

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5G: China’s Dream to Dominate World Technology

The China threat and the U.S.-European convergence of interests.

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Disinformation Campaigns and Public Mistrust

Disinformation needs to be tackled by a troika – individual members of the public, the social media companies and governments.

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Transition in the Middle East: Transition to What?

In the Middle East and North Africa, the transition toward equitable economic development and transparent and accountable rule of law will take a very long time.

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India’s Winter of Discontent

India’s improvement in The Ease of Doing Business index is the first tangible proof of Modi’s election promise of “maximum governance, minimum government.”

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