Dr. La Toya Waha is Deputy Director of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung’s Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia in Singapore. Dr. Waha’s research focus is on the emergence of political violence, the relation between religion, politics and the state as well as suicide as a political tool. She has published on political culture, collective violence as well as political parties in South Asia. Her major publication is her book, Religion and State-Formation in Transitional Societies: Sri Lanka in a Comparative Perspective.
Matthew Karnitschnig is POLITICO’s chief Europe correspondent, based in Berlin. He joined the publication in 2015 from the Wall Street Journal, where he spent 15 years in a variety of positions as a reporter and editor in the U.S. and Europe.
Carlo Altomonte is Senior Associate Research Fellow at ISPI. He is Associate Professor of Economics of European Integration at Bocconi University and Non-Resident Fellow at Bruegel, a EU think tank. He has been regularly acting as consultant for a number of national and international institutions, including the Italian Government, the United Nations (UNCTAD), the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Central Bank.
The fall of Kabul has taken Afghanistan and counterterrorism experts and non-experts alike by surprise. Commentators were quick to draw parallels with the Sahel and cast ominous premonitions on the fate of a region doomed to be next in the “Western clusterfucks agenda”.
Climate change, biodiversity loss and sustainable growth are long-standing global challenges. Today they are even more crucial, given the crisis brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, which calls for making the much-needed recovery in the global economy compatible with action to meet, exceed and improve agreed environmental targets and compatible with the planetary boundaries. Post-pandemic recovery provides an opportunity for governments to look ahead and build a low-carbon and climate-resilient future.
Global Health is a critical piece in a policy forum addressing the problem of global prosperity. The current unprecedented health crisis warns us about the multiple dimensions of global inequalities. As it has been said by the Global Commission for Post Pandemic-Policy, "This global pandemic has become the Great Revealer – that postwar institutions need revitalization, that democratic norms cannot be taken for granted and above all that we are all in this together".
La Bulgaria volta pagina: il partito del cantante e showman Slavi Trifonov vince di misura alle elezioni anticipate, cavalcando l’onda del malcontento per la corruzione dilagante.
Skyrocketing public debt, investments to support the green transition and a global minimum tax on multinationals. These are the key topics on the agenda of the G20 Finance Ministers and Central bank governors who will meet in Venice on 9-10 July.
The COVID-19 pandemic has undermined the stability of the international financial architecture while exacerbating existing issues within the global financial system. On the one hand, it has pushed public debt levels around the world to historic high. In the G7 advanced economies, the debt-to-GDP ratio will reach 138% in 2021. In emerging Asian markets, this ratio will get almost to 72%, while in Latin American and the Caribbean and Sub-Saharan Africa, it will inflate up to 75,6% and 56% respectively.