The writer is Dean of Global Business at The Fletcher School at Tufts University, founding executive director of Fletcher’s Institute for Business in the Global Context. He is author of The Slow Pace of Fast Change
We now live in a new era of global diplomacy. It isn’t just states butting heads with other states; there are gigantic tech companies that have thrown their hats into the geopolitical ring.
Jack Dorsey’s new-found courage to silence Trump's Twitter handle may have been helped by the reality that an ex-president, now twice impeached, who incited a mob to attack his own seat of government, may command fewer advertising dollars.
It is time to imagine the boulevards and sewers that will emerge at the end of this pandemic. To consider this, we must ask what from 2020 should we reinforce, what must we rebuild and what should we tear down and build again?
Joe Biden inherits a divided nation, government, party. Economy, foreign relations also need immediate healing.
Battle over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy, her Supreme Court seat, may overtake all other issues — pandemic, economic collapse, fires and floods — in US presidential polls.
Bhaskar Chakravorti writes: We may all be surprised at how quickly you might exhaust the $10 billion. It’s fine as long as you don’t run out of patience.
What can you — student, parent, well-wisher — do? Google the addresses for ICE leadership. Bang out a letter on Microsoft Word and make a PDF to ensure it will not be tampered with.
It is about time, Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook/WhatsApp), Sundar Pichai (Google/YouTube), Jack Dorsey (Twitter) and Zhang Yiming (TikTok) made some tough calls, much like what their own political leaders have done.
The first lesson you’d learn is that even the Chinese have given up on crude techniques like wholesale internet shutdowns.
Can Jaishankar persuade the US authorities to recognise that skilled immigration restrictions may not help Americans get jobs?
Indian millennials had been handed a political bonanza: Two terms of Modi, a leader they adore at home and in Houston; a muscular post-Article 370 India, which seems to have left a mark on relatively few millennial consciences; and demonetisation, a bad idea then, worse idea now, but popular nevertheless with the demographic.
I would give this budget a B. Nirmala Sitharaman will get another chance next year. I worry that without bolder ideas, the colour of her packaging of this year’s budget may reflect the forthcoming financial state of the country.
Whether you prefer to believe or dismiss Gallup, your WhatsApp feed or the government’s GDP figures, let us agree that the state of well-being of the ordinary Indian is far from ideal.
When the warring parties are the world’s two biggest, and entangled, economies, everyone gets hurt — even in countries such as India, supposedly sitting on the sidelines.
Can you hear women at polling booths, and on the Internet? The silent revolution will get noisy soon. If the #MeToo campaign teaches us anything, it is to never underestimate the power of an angry woman with a mobile phone.
Can you hear women at polling booths, and on the Internet? The silent revolution will get noisy soon.
Why we may need a new theory of nuclear deterrence for a post-digital age
It fails to address dismal productivity, not just in agriculture, but across all workers.
In the run-up to the general election, global tech companies must find ways to live with populism, pandering and paranoia.
It is high time we held Zuckerberg and other digital dungeon masters to higher standards.
The digital planet’s high points — US, Europe, India — are losing ground to China.
The companies that have got us hooked must be on the hook for better solutions
If done right, artificial intelligence can jump-start India’s productivity, help the country get out of the emerging economy trap, propel it into the ranks of nations that matter.
Facebook has egg on its face again and this time it might stick
The culture of contradiction infused the speeches of Modi, Trump and Xi at the World Economic Forum.