FMT Worldviews

FMT Worldviews brings you insightful writings by prominent thinkers from around the world including politicians, policymakers, scholars, business leaders and civic activists.

The pandemic’s gender imperative

Are women and men affected differently by the Covid-19 crisis?

The Saudis’ botched war in Yemen

Saudi-led adventure in Yemen has killed 112,000 including 12,000 civilians.

Covid-19 will finish off US-China ties

The pandemic may well lock the US and China into a vicious cycle of escalation, leading directly to full-blown conflict.

Welcome to the post-American world

With America absent and China’s credibility dented, there is an urgent need for someone to assume global leadership.

Covid-19 and IMF’s chance for redemption

Previous crises never saw a simultaneous global collapse of both demand and supply, and this time there is little certainty of how long the sudden stop would persist.

China and US fail the pandemic test

How leaders of the world’s two largest economies failed in the first round of the Covid-19 crisis.

After Covid-19, China’s misplaced pandemic propaganda

Beijing has shifted its propaganda machine into high gear. Its goal: change the narrative of the Covid-19 crisis.

The Arab world’s perfect Covid-19 storm

The camel in the room is oil.

How to keep the Covid-19 economy working

An immunity test could tell who doesn’t need to be taken out of economic circulation.

When data means life and death: 3 questions about Covid-19

Good data on Covid-19 is a precious resource, and it needs to be much less scarce because it could mean life and death.

The pandemic stress test

The world's response to the Covid-19 crisis could have been far better than it has been.

Will Covid-19 topple China’s one-party regime?

One shudders to think what might happen if the anti-CPC sentiments go on for a few months.

How the world betrayed Palestine after Trump’s deal

With the West and the Arab world largely welcoming Trump's deal, Palestinians face a stark choice: submit or struggle.

Trump’s Middle East mirage

The Trump administration is so blatantly in Israel’s camp that it has effectively forfeited America’s traditional role as honest broker.

How ‘Controlocracy’ lost control in China

A tight control on information has deprived Chinese of their right to know what is happening in their communities, and within their own bodies.

How China silences governments in its global war against human rights

China uses its immense economic power and international clout to undermine human rights protections at the global level.

The coronavirus, a disease of Chinese autocracy

Chinese censors had worked diligently to remove public references to the outbreak, reflecting the communist party's SOP: secrecy and suppression.

Will coronavirus slow down China’s growth?

In the age of the internet, reduction in conventional sales owing to the virus will likely be offset by an increase in online purchases.

Hostages of history in US-Iran flare-up

As long as both the US and Iran remain prisoners of their respective histories, regional stability will be at risk.

Why Modi’s thugs attacked my university

BJP’s campaign against higher education comes straight out of the authoritarian playbook used by many governments.

Suleimani’s assassination and US strategic incoherence

The US could well find itself with no alternative but to devote more military resources to the Middle East

Tourists mean hope for Palestine

Religious landmarks in occupied Palestine attract increasing numbers of religious tourists from all over the world each year.

China’s civilisational challenge

If China continues to suppress intra-governmental conflict, the collapse of the 'one country, two systems' model will be only a matter of time.

A post-American Middle East under Trump

Responding militarily to Iranian actions could lead to just the sort of conflict Trump does not want in the run-up to the 2020 US presidential election.