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As disaster train gathers speed, efforts gear up to clear the track

As disaster train gathers speed, efforts gear up to clear the track

When forecasts of severe flooding on Bangladesh’s Jamuna River came through in early July, UN aid officials did not just wait and hope for the best, as they might have done in the past.

A newly restrained Trump faces the same old problems

A newly restrained Trump faces the same old problems

President Donald Trump turned in the restrained and consistent performance his advisers said he needed in his final debate with Democratic challenger Joe Biden, but it was unlikely to alter the US presidential race in any fundamental way.

Tackling childhood asthma

Tackling childhood asthma

Qatar has applied a multi-pronged approach to tackling childhood asthma which falls broadly under the rights of children, youth and older persons of the QNV 2030

Presidential debate moderators don’t hide their bias

Presidential debate moderators don’t hide their bias

There has been quite a lot of controversy about the presidential debates and the competing town halls between President Donald Trump and Joe Biden over whether they have been conducted on a level playing field.

Governing new digital domain

Governing new digital domain

The reality is that great power confrontation increasingly takes place in the digital domain, in areas owned by global private firms

Elections end when all ballots counted, not on poll night

Elections end when all ballots counted, not on poll night

Golden State Warriors take 2016 NBA championship, 3-1. Cleveland Indians win 2016 World Series, 3-1. New York Yankees claim 2004 American League pennant, 3-0.

Johnson’s failed Covid-19 launch

Johnson’s failed Covid-19 launch

A 99% accurate test of 10mn people per day will yield 100,000 false diagnoses daily, potentially misdirecting health services

Global efforts needed to address debt burden of poorer countries

Global efforts needed to address debt burden of poorer countries

Concerns over rising debt levels in the developing world are nothing new. But the humanitarian and economic shocks of the coronavirus pandemic have worsened the situation.

Akin to a boxing match

Akin to a boxing match

It will take more than one US presidential election to make it a foot race again

Second term could prove tough for popular Ardern

Second term could prove tough for popular Ardern

Jacinda Ardern’s landslide election win gives her a mandate for the transformational change she has been promising New Zealand for three years, but the Covid-19 pandemic may limit what she can actually do.

Hype over Covid-19 recovery

Hype over Covid-19 recovery

Increase in long-term unemployment portends a difficult path to a more robust and sustained recovery

Pandemic induces sheepish outlook across the world

Pandemic induces sheepish outlook across the world

It is going to be ten full months very soon since Covid-19 upended life in every sense. The world has lost the year 2020 to the pandemic which continues to rage with no end in sight.

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