After an eventful 2021, what omens does the year 2022 hold for global politics, economy, and civil society?
The pandemic entered its second year, with the Delta variant and ended with Omicron, decimating lives at a micro level and even some nations at a macro level.
The low interest rates gave the world stock markets the buoyancy that many found unexplainable, and the supply chains constrained businesses across the world, further exposing the vulnerabilities of an otherwise settled global economy.
President Joe Biden’s first year as the leader of the free world ran into troubles and China’s Xi Jinping secured the political validation for a lifelong term, worrying leaders in the West.
India, to the disbelief and dismay of most foreign observers, managed the world’s biggest and most successful vaccination drive, administering over 1,400 million doses, and in the neighbouring region, Pakistan’s economy continued its free fall and…