China is financing infrastructure projects around the world – many could harm nature and Indigenous communities
This mammoth effort could generate broad economic growth for the countries involved and the global economy. The World Bank estimates that recipient countries’ gross domestic product could rise by up to 3.4% thanks to Belt and Road financing.
Taliban’s religious ideology – Deobandi Islam – has roots in colonial India
Researches have studied the origins of the Taliban’s religious beliefs that the roots of this ideology – Deobandi Islam – can be traced to 19th century colonial India.
Afghanistan only the latest US war to be driven by deceit and delusion
What happens in Afghanistan?
Coronavirus vaccine: what's getting in the way of the global rollout? – The Conversation Weekly podcast
While some of the world’s richest countries are racing ahead with large-scale programmes to vaccinate their populations, for much of the developing world, the first doses of the vaccines remain a long way off.