Russia Will Help Lead The Global Economic Recovery After COVID-19
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Russia Will Help Lead The Global Economic Recovery After COVID-19

President Putin’s keynote speech at this year’s SPIEF was remarkable because the in-person event represented the first such large-scale international economic one since the onset of the COVID-19 crisis early last year. It therefore shows that everything is eventually normalizing across the world but that much work still remains to be done, especially in ensuring…

Broken Environmental Pledges in Brazil
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Broken Environmental Pledges in Brazil

It remains to be seen whether the international community can curb Brazil’s neoliberal profit upon environmental exploitation. The U.S.-Brazil deal, touted by U.S. President Joe Biden as a possibility to induce Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to tackle deforestation has not materialised. Environmental activists and indigenous leaders had expressed themselves against the financial arrangement which would…

I Am Greta Isn’t About Climate Change. It’s About the Elusiveness of Sanity in an Insane World
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I Am Greta Isn’t About Climate Change. It’s About the Elusiveness of Sanity in an Insane World

Erich Fromm, the renowned German-Jewish social psychologist who was forced to flee his homeland in the early 1930s as the Nazis came to power, offered a disturbing insight later in life on the relationship between society and the individual. In the mid-1950s, his book The Sane Society suggested that insanity referred not simply to the…

This Election Is About Trump’s Pandemic Failures. But What Happens Next?
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This Election Is About Trump’s Pandemic Failures. But What Happens Next?

In 2008, Americans voted for hope and change. In 2016, they voted for fire and fury — and change. In 2020, the vote for change comes from an entirely different quarter. The novel coronavirus has killed more than a million people worldwide and claimed over 230,000 victims in the United States. Infecting people from the…

A Pandemic Pivot
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A Pandemic Pivot

If the current pandemic is a test of the global emergency response system, the international community is flunking big time. It has done just about everything wrong, from the failure to contain the virus early on to the lack of effective coordination thereafter. As the predicted second wave begins to build — the world is…