October 1, 2021

A call for WTO reform: what can G20 and BRICS do?

The World Trade Organisation (WTO) has been grappling with an existential crisis over the last decade and deadlocks on various issues are tampering its regular functioning. Its process of rulemaking also warrants a rethink to adjust to the existing global […]
September 29, 2021

G20’s leadership for global health security and pandemic preparedness

The Group of 20 (G20), often referred to as the ‘economic steering committee’ for the world, has been credited to provide coordinated responses to economic and financial crises since its inception in 1999. The grouping was also successful in steering […]
July 26, 2021

The New Development Bank Turns Six: Evaluating Successes, Failures and Challenges

The BRICS New Development Bank (NDB) completes six years since its inception in July 2021. Considered as the most successful initiative of the BRICS grouping so far, the NDB was proposed at the fourth BRICS summit 2012 in New Delhi, […]
July 1, 2021

Pakistan’s long tryst with the FATF

The Financial Action Taskforce (FATF), the global anti-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering watch dog, during its plenary session on June 25, 2021 reviewed the progress Pakistan has made on compliance with its standards and decided to retain it on the […]
June 22, 2021

China’s vaccine diplomacy, the Health Silk Road and a global pledge

China has been severely criticised for being the origin of the corona virus and for not informing the world about the development of such a virus, that quickly metamorphosed into a pandemic that has gripped the world for over a […]
June 3, 2021

India: a (responsible) global Covid19 response leader?

The year 2020 began in a flux. Almost every major country of the world had reported cases of the novel coronavirus (Covid19). This outbreak quickly metamorphosised into a pandemic that has gripped the world for over a year now and […]
April 29, 2021

G20: The Economic Steering Committee for the World

The G20 (Group of Twenty) is the premier international forum for global economic and financial issues. It comprises of 19 countries and the European Union (EU). Its members account for more than 80% of world GDP, 75% of global trade […]