What explains South Africa’s clearly sympathetic stance towards Russia?
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NTI experts believe that the most likely use of nuclear weapons in any scenario would be unintentional—that humanity would blunder into
Given the horrors of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the public’s support for sanctions has been strong. But, before tightening
The multilateral sanctions imposed on Russia since the invasion of Ukraine will severely reduce Russians’ standard of living and their
Reaching net-zero emissions by 2050 – and thus limiting the rise in global temperatures to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels – implies
Look upon these works, ye mighty, and despair.
The invasion of Ukraine has near and long-term consequences for investors. It is not as simple as ‘buy the dip’.
Our educational system is failing immigrant students, eroding the promise of our future.
By imposing stricter capital requirements on fossil-fuel lending, governments and banking regulators can help to redirect a huge flow of funds
Pandemic control and gun control offer important, and overlapping, lessons.
Market fundamentals are shifting from tailwinds to headwinds. Investors ought to prepare for more volatile conditions.
The dramatic securities fraud trial of Elizabeth Holmes is front and center in the news. Yet, it is just another episode in the long history
The Fed at risk of losing their credibility as guarantors of price stability unless they now respond to inflation.
For decades, the Japanese government has amassed more and more debt without triggering higher borrowing costs or inflation. But there is no
Economists have long know that Gross Domestic Product (GDP) is a poor representation of society’s well-being. Promising alternatives are
Success in achieving net-zero emissions requires broad buy-in from the entire private sector, not just publicly listed companies. Fortunately,
Digital payments and financial transactions hold the promise of greater convenience, stronger competition, and increased savings to society.
Addressing climate change is vital. But so too is sound central banking. Keeping those tasks separate is best.
We must address climate change with urgency, but also with political realism so we don’t otherwise lose the battle before we get effectively
Sustainable growth is not an oxymoron, but it is an aim that requires both markets and social awareness.
Today we are confronted by rapid change and fundamental, even existential, challenges to overly complex systems — only more flexible thinking
Addressing climate change requires resiliency and sacrifice. Both are in short supply, suggesting that required changes will be delayed, imposing
Under Nehru India was famously non-aligned. Under Modi it remains so. But India is now prepared to use shifting alliances to pursue its strategic
Bitcoin is a libertarian gimmick. Much needed restoration of faith in public finance and fiat money remains the best way to achieve financial