by Anis Chowdhury

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    Democracy: how is it doing?

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on February 04, 2018

    LATE last year (on November 15), the Stockholm-based International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA) launched the first issue of its flagship publication,...

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    How west made east ‘shitholes’

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on January 22, 2018

    PRESIDENT Trump’s recent ‘shithole’ comments are despised by decent Americans and rejected by the international community...

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    Led by US companies, global arms sales soars

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on December 24, 2017

    AFTER five consecutive years of decline, arms sales of the world’s top 100 arms manufacturers have soared in 2016, according to the latest data released...

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    Hunger in Africa

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on September 18, 2017

    GLOBALLY, 108 million people faced food crises in 2016 — 35 per cent more people compared with about 80 million in 2015, according to the...

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    Rethinking poverty

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on September 17, 2017

    AS THE United Nations Second Decade for the Eradication of Poverty (2008–2017) comes to an end and the world celebrates International Day for the Eradication...

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    Karl Marx was right, at some point capitalism can destroy itself

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on August 13, 2017

    THIS was the title of a recent piece in the Economist (May 11, 2017)...

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    UN and global economic challenges, seven decades on

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on August 02, 2017

    THE United Nations was created more than 70 years ago to ensure world peace...

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    How relevant is the G20?

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on July 09, 2017

    THE G20 leaders meeting in Hamburg, Germany, in 7–8 July marked the 10th anniversary of the grouping’s elevation to meeting at the heads of state/government...

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    China assumes global leadership as Trump’s America retreats

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on July 01, 2017

    THE biggest casualty of Trump’s ‘America First’ policy is the Paris climate accord...

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    China attempts to redefine global economic order

    by Anis Chowdhury | Updated at 12:05am on May 26, 2017

    ON MAY 14, China celebrated its new global influence at the gathering of world and regional leaders, including the United Nations...

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