The US-China trade dispute is much more than a battle over a US$420 billion deficit, what the tensions are really about is a race for “geo-technological” superiority.
Climate change is severely affecting smallholder farmers in Africa, who represent the majority of the agriculture sector across the continent.
Since the Paris Agreement was signed, the world continues to experience extremes of climate change as signatories to the accord struggle to meet their climate goals.
As an archipelagic nation spread over 17,000 islands, Indonesia faces numerous challenges in addressing water supply and sanitation issues.
Time to assess the international community's response to the dramatic increase of forced migrants: Rohingya refugee children attend class in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh
China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is far more than an instrument of Chinese foreign economic and development policy, argues Mher D Sahakyan
What happens when the Fourth Industrial Revolution collides with the need and desire to improve the state of the world?
The Global South, particularly China and other Asian countries, is more active in conflict prevention and resolution
Collaboration between traditional Chinese medicine and the West could offer opportunities to improve healthcare and lower primary care costs
The dangers of connectivity: Are digital technology and the obsession with mobile devices and apps responsible for human cognitive decline?
While the US president may want to forge an agreement soon to boost his re-election hopes, Xi Jinping is in no rush.
Tackling development challenges such as climate change and ageing demographics requires an understanding of the many different factors contributing to the problem. Global solutions are not always the answer – local approaches combined with systems thinking can prove more effective, writes veteran management consultant Arun Maira, Chairman of HelpAge International, a global NGO aimed at helping the elderly lead dignified lives.
Attempts by "like-minded" Western allies to strengthen the global system will have limited impact if their aim is to assert liberal values rather than shape a new order.