The global agenda facing Joe Biden is the most daunting any U.S. president has confronted in decades. The future of international security, freedom, prosperity, development, health, and indeed of the planet itself are all up for grabs in 2021.
THE recent bonhomie between India and the United Kingdom during the continuing COVID-19 pandemic indeed comes as a real surprise. The Indo-UK bilateral ties during the recent times cant be labelled as one very strong or warm. One reason for this might be due to the wrong decisions or priorities set by the continuing British Governments.
May 2:Washington: The US has committed over USD 775 million in emergency health, humanitarian and economic assistance that will help over 120 countries in fighting the pandemic, the State Department has said, as the deadly disease claimed over 230,000 lives and infected over 3.3 million people.
One of the unintended consequences for the UK of the coronavirus crisis and Brexit has been that Boris Johnson’s premiership has involved very little international travel recently — and what there has been was mainly limited to Europe. That will change in 2021, potentially dramatically, as he attempts to look beyond the continent to drive forward a new “Global Britain” campaign.
Tiff Macklem, who took over as Bank of Canada governor in the first week of June, still hasn’t fully decorated his office. The camera on Macklem’s computer caught a bit of his wooden desk during our interview on Dec. 16, but the walls behind him