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One shot now, one shot much later

In a pandemic, this radical measure is just common sense

Anti-abortion laws and radicalisation

Lesson: Stay away from the abortion issue. It will explode in your faces

Why Arab springs give way to winters

There have been lots of attempts at democratic revolutions in the Arab world too, but the good guys keep losing

Lab-grown meat: Salvation in a vat

People are very attached to eating meat and there’s no good substitute. Until recently.

Ethiopia: War in Tigray

PM Abiy seems stuck with long war.

US in deep trouble, but democracy isn’t

The US is neither the custodian nor the guarantor of democracy.

Hong Kong and China: One country, one system

‘One country, two systems’ was also the promise Beijing was holding out to Taiwan to seduce it into peaceful ...

New war in Ethiopia: The Abiy factor

In only a week Tigray and federal government worked their way up from local clashes to air strikes.

US election: More of the same?

Other countries would be unwise to count on existing alliances, trade deals for the long term.

Herd immunity, reinfection and the Great Barrington Declaration

Declaration demands a return to ‘life as normal’ for everybody except 'the vulnerable'.

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