Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed inherited a state. He sacrificed it to the dream of an empire. On his current trajectory, Abiy’s political obituary will be that he left Ethiopians with neither state nor empire.Continue Reading →
African leaders promised to “silence the guns” by 2020. Today, it is Africa’s voice for peace that is silent.
Just two decades ago, when the G7 leaders assembled, it was […]Continue Reading →
By Aditya Sarkar and Tanya Aggarwal. The severity of the second wave of the pandemic in India is not an accident. It is the direct consequence of Mr. Modi’s deliberate and careful hollowing out of India’s institutions and centralization of power, unwillingness to listen to contradictory viewpoints, and efforts to win elections, no matter what the human cost. …Irrespective of what happens to Mr. Modi, the scale of this tragedy means that we, the people of India, will have to account for its personal and political costs in the years to come. Perhaps in ways we do not yet understand.Continue Reading →
During a pandemic of an infectious microbe, the idea that we are at ‘war’ with an ‘invisible enemy’ or ‘invader’ is pervasive. It’s a routine figure of speech for politicians […]Continue Reading →
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