More than eleven years in, the War in Afghanistan has dragged on into a deepening disaster for the U.S. and its NATO allies. The conflict continues to alienate the citizens of the region and apart from a seemingly arbitrary withdrawal date does not have a meaningful end in sight. Chandran Nair offers a regional perspective — and a plan for peace.
Ideas for Tomorrow - 2013
Chandran Nair poses some important questions we must ask about the internet.
The Forbes 100, Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index... the list of rich lists is endless. We want to tell the story of The Other Hundred – those people who aren’t among the world’s rich, but whose lives deserve to be celebrated.
Is urbanisation really an economic panacea for the 60m who become city-dwellers each year? And will it deliver the returns expected across Africa and Asia?
Karim Rushdy says whether in China or the West, food scandals are products of a sick industrial system that seeks profits above all else.
A decade ago, all the talk was about the digital divide leaving behind millions of poor people. Today, that has been replaced by a modern drug of choice for the masses - digital crack.
MBA programmes that want to make an impact on global food systems and give students the awareness and skills to stay relevant in the future should first consider the implications of the industrialisation of agriculture that thrives on externalising true costs (excessive use of inputs) and its impact on farming communities.
A collection of more than 100 thought-provoking essays by renowned scholars, journalists and leading policymakers published over the past decade by YaleGlobal Online. Includes "A Carbon-Constrained World" by Chandran Nair.
Sir, Monday’s bombings were both heinous and reprehensible. One can only hope that the perpetrators will be brought to justice. I refer not to the events that took place in Boston in which three people tragically lost their lives, including eight-year-old Martin Richard whom the FT featured on yesterday’s front page, but to the string of bombings across Iraq that killed 55 civilians and injured many hundreds more.