international analysis and commentary
Browsing Tag


Financing sustainable development

Covid-19 has very been expensive in terms of budgets as well as lives. Rich countries have rightly ramped up their budgetary spending – and budget deficits – to keep their populations afloat and to spur a post-pandemic recovery. They have…

The changing geopolitics of energy

Oil and gas have played a key role in international geopolitics since 1912. The same year, Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty of the Royal Navy, decided to convert the fleet from coal to oil to keep pace with the faster German…