Strategies that kept the pandemic at bay in 2020 won’t necessarily work in 2021.
For Mihir Sharma's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
In its battles with India’s government and others around the world, Twitter needn’t surrender its principles too easily.
It’s OK to have a fun few days laughing at America’s discomfiture and at the breast-beating exaggerations of its pundits and politicians.
The third rail of Indian politics has always been agriculture. While the economy has been partly liberalized since opening up to the world in 1991, the process has largely bypassed the three-fifths of Indians who depend for their livelihoods, directly or indirectly, on farming. ...
Most rich-country governments have produced pandemic-response packages that are sharply nationalist and inward-looking.
The likes of Putin, Bolsonaro and Erdogan may be about to see an end to their years as part of a U.S.-led strongman brotherhood.
India's telecom revolution only took off after the government moved away from auctions and started assigning spectrum to licensees in return for a share of their revenue.
Asian democracies will have to hope that Japan continues down the path Prime Minister Shinzo Abe laid out.
None of the world’s populist leaders has turned back the clock as dramatically and as dangerously as Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
If vaccine makers make their products too expensive for the developing world, the whole idea of intellectual property could be blown up.