THE BATTLE FOR NET NEUTRALITY

“Let’s accept the fact that net neutrality will never be anything more than a vague aspiration that will always escape regulatory definition.”

INDIA-CHINA BORDER STANDOFF: COLLISION ROAD

“China calls border row with India ‘the worst in 30 years’ as both sides dig in heels. Both countries have held 15 rounds of talks since mid-1990s, but gains have been limited. The border is normally peaceful, with not a…

GERMANY’S TRADE SURPLUS: STRENGTH OR WEAKNESS?

“Underlying Germany’s surplus is a decades-old accord between business and unions for wage restraint to keep export industries competitive. But the adverse side-effects of the model are increasingly evident. It has left the German economy and global trade perilously unbalanced.…

ANTARCTICA’S GLOBAL WARMING ALARM

“Across the globe, such changes have accelerated dramatically in just two generations. What upheaval global warming will bring to the next several generations — if we don’t sharply rein in emissions of carbon dioxide — is almost impossible to imagine.”

SEX-TRAFFICKING: SLAVERY IN PLAIN SIGHT

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MEDIA AND RELIGION (II): CREATING FAITH

“I think anti-Catholicism is the new anti-Semitism (not that the old one has disappeared), a rank prejudice acceptable in large swathes of society”.

EUROPE’S FOREIGN POLICY: THE TRUMP FACTOR

“In a strange way --and despite his perceived Euroskepticism-- US President Trump has presented the EU with an opportunity. As the US withdraws from its global engagements, Europe has a chance to carve a leadership role in selected policy areas”.

CHINA’S CONFUSING CLIMATE PUSH

“Filling the void left by the United States must be earned, not simply granted by overeager officials and pundits. China may one day earn that right, but not today.”