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World • 29 June, 2021

The End of the Islamic Republic

Iran’s presidential election on June 18 was the most farcical in the history of the Islamic regime – even more so than the 2009 election, often called an «electoral coup.»

World • 29 June, 2021

Building the Inclusive, Networked UN We Need

Great-power competition, the troubling rise of xenophobic nationalism, existential environmental threats, and the ongoing COVID-19 onslaught present major global governance challenges.

World • 29 June, 2021

Pandemics and Political Performance

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a laboratory for testing different governance systems in the face of a public-health crisis, ultimately revealing massive variance in country performance. For example, countries in East Asia (China, Taiwan, South Korea, and Japan) tended to do a better job of controlling the pandemic than did many countries in the Americas and Europe.

World • 29 June, 2021

America’s Comeback Tour

US President Joe Biden’s first international tour felt like a breath of fresh air.

World • 28 June, 2021

Biden Is Back, America Isn’t

America is back. That was the key message US President Joe Biden sought to convey during his first trip abroad since taking office in January. But while Biden himself has rejoined the mix of global leaders – having served as vice president in Barack Obama’s two administrations – past US policies might not get the same opportunity for a comeback.

World • 23 June, 2021

America’s Flawed Search for Itself

Recently, the US podcaster-provocateur Joe Rogan made headlines by saying that, given America’s current cultural trajectory, straight white men will eventually no longer be «allowed to go outside».

World • 23 June, 2021

Herd Immunity Is Closer Than You Think

When will the world have vaccinated 80% of all adults, the level presumed by scientists to produce herd immunity against COVID-19? Most people’s answer is 2023 or 2024, which suggests deep pessimism about the progress of vaccinations outside the rich world. That is also why pledges at the recent G7 summit to donate one billion doses to poor countries during this year and in 2022 look to some like generous game-changers.

World • 22 June, 2021

A Half-Century of Endless Drug War

Fifty years ago this week, US President Richard Nixon declared that drug abuse was «public enemy number one» requiring a «tough on crime» approach in the United States and abroad.

World • 17 June, 2021

The Measure of Moral Progress

«The greatness of a nation and its moral progress,» Mahatma Gandhi said, «can be judged by the way its animals are treated.» If we apply that test to the world as a whole, how much moral progress have we made over the past two millennia?

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The End of the Islamic Republic

World • 29 June, 2021

Pandemics and Political Performance

World • 29 June, 2021

Three Warnings for Emerging Economies

Economy • 29 June, 2021

Elbasy and Vladimir Putin to meet in Moscow

Country and Head of State • 29 June, 2021

America’s Comeback Tour

World • 29 June, 2021

New mayor of Semey appointed

Appointment • 28 June, 2021

Biden Is Back, America Isn’t

World • 28 June, 2021

Elbasy was vaccinated against coronavirus infection

Country and Head of State • 25 June, 2021

Tax Code amended by the Head of State

Kazakhstan • 24 June, 2021

Berik Imashev is under quarantine

Coronavirus • 24 June, 2021

America’s Flawed Search for Itself

World • 23 June, 2021

Vaccines for All or Vaccine Apartheid?

Coronavirus • 23 June, 2021

A Half-Century of Endless Drug War

World • 22 June, 2021

A.Mamin got vaccinated against COVID-19

Coronavirus • 22 June, 2021

Elbasy visits AIFC

Country and Head of State • 17 June, 2021

The Measure of Moral Progress

World • 17 June, 2021

School Reopening Can’t Wait

World • 17 June, 2021

The World Needs a Breakthrough Year

World • 17 June, 2021

COVID-19: Kazakhstan in the «green zone»

Coronavirus • 16 June, 2021

The Head of State receives Vagit Alekperov

President • 15 June, 2021

Earthquake hits southeast of Almaty city

The event • 14 June, 2021

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