Does the U.S. Chip Ban on China Amount to a Declaration of War in the Computer Age?
Sanctions can at best slow China from taking the global lead in chip manufacturing. At their worst, they will raise the chances of chip wars spilling into a physical or economic sphere.Continue reading
Chile’s Lithium Provides Profit to the Billionaires But Exhausts the Land and the People
About a third of the world’s lithium comes from Chile. The needs of the people of Chile seem to only come after the needs of the large corporations.Continue reading
South Africa’s Energy Crisis Escalates
Behind rolling power cuts loom deep-seated socioeconomic issues worsened by the rich countries of the world.Continue reading
The Ukraine War Is Accelerating the New Space Race
While the war is enhancing great-power rivalries, smaller countries’ space agencies–and companies–are stepping forward.Continue reading
Why Nonalignment Is an Urgent Imperative for the Global South
As the United States escalates its new cold war against Russia and China, there is now an urgent imperative to reject this cold war mentality of wanting to divide the world along old acrimonious lines.Continue reading
Washington Watches as China and Latin America Deepen Their Ties
Foreign policy experts in the United States have alerted to the growing economic relationship between Latin America and China, a trend only expected to increase in the coming period.Continue reading
Ukraine and the Global Economic War: Is This Barbarism or Civilization?
The West’s actions against Russia since the war in Ukraine could signal an emerging new order that shuns the U.S. for weaponizing the dollar and Western control over the global financial system.Continue reading
Meta Isn’t Just About Rebranding Facebook—Could It Bring a Dystopian Future?
Facebook’s announcement has implications about digital life and work—provided it can attract younger users and gamer skeptics and overcome the hate speech and disinformation problems that could still plague Zuckerberg’s vision.Continue reading
How Facebook’s Algorithms Promote Hate and Drive Toxic Content
Whistleblower Frances Haugen’s evidence shows Facebook knew its algorithms promote dangerous content but did nothing about it so that it could maximize its advertising revenue.Continue reading
What Does India Get Out of Being Part of ‘The Quad’?
Australia has joined the U.S. and UK games to contain China, leaving India unclear in the Quad and isolated in Asia. Tied to the waning imperial power of the U.S., India is gradually losing strategic autonomy.Continue reading
On 9/11, It’s Time for a Reckoning and Reflection of Decades of Failed U.S. National Security Policy
The steady militarisation of U.S. foreign policy has hampered its ability to address real security concerns that threaten not just American people but the entire planet.Continue reading
Pegasus and the Threat of Cyberweapons in the Age of Smartphones
Spyware like Pegasus is dangerous not only because it gives hackers complete control over an infected phone, but also because it introduces the skills and knowledge of nation-states into the civilian sphere.Continue reading
How India Has Creatively Turned Social Media Into a COVID-19 Helpline to Battle the Pandemic
But Modi’s government is suppressing the effort in an attempt to cover up its failure to prevent the crisis.Continue reading
Why Delivery Workers Across the Planet Are Rising Up Against Exploitation
Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called “self-employed” workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing.Continue reading