Copper in our lives

Copper is an essential part of human life. It is so ingrained in our daily lives that we encounter it without even noticing. Due to its high ductility, malleability, thermal and electrical

Russia-Ukraine war a paradigm shift in diplomacy

According to John Mearsheimer, the eminent American international relations scholar, “what money is to economics, power is to international relations”. Indeed, the two major assumptions/tenets of rationality and maximisation, either of wealth


Putin’s long obsession with Ukraine

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who launched an invasion of Ukraine on Thursday, has long been obsessed with returning the country to Moscow’s fold in the name of Russia’s greatness. For many Russians


Europe must be Africa’s partner

After being postponed several times because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this week’s European Union-African Union Summit in Brussels (February 17-18) will bring together European and African heads of state and government for


Aphrodite row needs quick fix

Israeli claims over potential output from the Aphrodite gas field arose from the demand by the owners of the Israeli offshore block Ishai, bordering Cyprus’ block12; they are entitled to a share


LNG import chaos was predictable

The Auditor-General (AG) took the unprecedented step of issuing a statement, more or less proclaiming the delayed LNG import project risks becoming the victim of ‘blackmail’. The AG’s comments are very serious

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