Periscope – World in Focus

May, 2020

  • 10 May

    Is the Honeymoon Over? UAE and India Poised for Breakup Over Muslim Beatings

    This latest debacle shows that the corona crisis is shaking up friendships which seemed infallible. But the UAE stands out in the GCC region as the most likely country to go “rogue” with its geopolitics starting with a row with India over beatings which have increased following the corona pandemic.

  • 1 May

    In What Three Ways People are Reacting to Coronavirus

    While support for the extraordinary measures appears incredibly uniform, their impact and our underlying attitudes are not, as a new segmentation analysis from King’s College London shows.

April, 2020

  • 28 April

    VIDEO: What Does Lockdown Mean for the World’s Poor?

    What does lockdown mean for the world's poor? This documentary finds out - by asking them

March, 2020

  • 31 March

    COVID-19 in Nigeria: To Test or Not To Test

    It is quite clear that the world is now dealing with two pandemics instead of one. The first is the virus. The second is fear and, in many cases, outright panic.

  • 19 March

    A Global Problem Requiring a Global Solution

    The G20 has the opportunity and the obligation to step up to provide the global leadership we require to confront a virus that knows no borders but is causing a loss of confidence and increased volatility in global markets.

  • 8 March

    What Would Khalifa Haftar’s Libya Look Like?

    The general’s global supporters shouldn’t just focus on whether he can win, but what victory would mean.

February, 2020

  • 17 February

    Youth & Reforms: Highlights of Azerbaijan Snap Elections 2020

    Azerbaijan is just finished with its snap elections and there are several lessons to be learned from it. Women empowerment, free fair elections and equal opportunity for all were the basic guidelines the elections were held upon.

  • 10 February

    Has Counter-terrorism Become a Profitable Business in Nigeria?

    Despite massive expenditure by the Nigerian government over the past decade, counter-terrorism operations by security forces have achieved limited success and the country is still ranked on the Global Terrorism Index as one of the states most affected by terrorism. Is the problem one of bad policy, strategy and tactics, or is corruption in the leadership ranks of the security …

  • 2 February

    Coronavirus Grown in Lab Aiding the Search for a Vaccine

    What can one do to stay safe? Don’t panic. There is as yet no reason to believe that the Wuhan coronavirus will have a devastating impact upon humanity.

January, 2020

  • 30 January

    Trump Middle East Peace Plan – Terms of Surrender for the Palestinians?

    Should this plan become, like so many of its predecessors, a political football on both sides of the ocean, the people who make their homes and live their lives on politicians’ playing fields will lose.