22 September 2020
The Children of Abraham

The Children of Abraham


ABRAHAM IS A figure who is given a place of prominence among three of the world’s major religions - Christianity, Islam and Judaism. Each of these ...
15 September 2020
The UN at 75: Past, Present and Future (Part 2)

The UN at 75: Past, Present and Future (Part 2)


This week’s article is a continuation of last week’s reflections which focused on the past and present of the UN. This week, I will focus on the ...
08 September 2020
The UN at 75: Past, Present and Future (Part I)

The UN at 75: Past, Present and Future (Part I)


IF THE UNITED NATIONS (UN) did not exist, global conditions now and for much of the past seven decades suggest that it would have needed to be create...
01 September 2020
Is peace finally coming to the Middle East?

Is peace finally coming to the Middle East?


For decades, the Middle East has been mired in conflict. From the year 1900 to now, there have been close to 100 major conflicts ranging from civil wa...
25 August 2020
Democracy is at stake

Democracy is at stake


A few weeks ago, I wrote about democracy’s receding trend. At the time, I was writing against the backdrop of what appeared to be politically tinged...
18 August 2020
Things fall apart – The Lebanese edition

Things fall apart – The Lebanese edition


In the aftermath of a deadly explosion in Beirut, Lebanon on August 4, 2020, things fell apart swiftly. Mass protests erupted and the government, led ...
11 August 2020
Geopolitics goes digital

Geopolitics goes digital


We often think of geopolitics exactly as the term suggests – the interplay between geographic factors and politics and how these define the relation...
28 July 2020
China’s unforced errors

China’s unforced errors


In sport, particularly tennis, an unforced error is a mistake made by a player that is attributed to his or her own failure or sloppiness. In everyday...
21 July 2020
Standing on the Right Side of History

Standing on the Right Side of History


John Robert Lewis, United States (US) civil rights icon and a member of the House of Representatives for 33 years, passed away on July 17, 2020. Also ...
14 July 2020
The Lockdown Generation: COVID-19 and Youth

The Lockdown Generation: COVID-19 and Youth


The general economic impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) is well documented. For example, according to the Organisation for Economic C...