FDI Conundrum

The dynamics of foreign direct investment (FDI) serve as a barometer of a country’s attractiveness and competitiveness. Amidst the shifting tides of geopolitics and supply chain diversification, India finds itself at a critical juncture, grappling with the implications of its FDI performance vis-à-vis the China-plus one strategy.

Trapped in the Darien Gap

The Darien Gap is a stretch of densely forested jungle across northern Colombia and southern Panama. Roughly 60 miles (97 kilometres) across, the terrain is muddy, wet and unstable. No paved roads exist in the Darien Gap. Yet despite this, it has become a major route for global human migration.

12 killed in Mexico gang clash: President

At least 12 people were killed in a confrontation between rival criminal gangs in Mexico's southern state of Guerrero, President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said.

Rights in Retreat

‘Human rights’ is probably the most abused phrase in the international political lexicon. The US, which is mindful of human rights violations in places as far afield as India, China and Venezuela, keeps mum when small children die on its border with Mexico or when the Israeli Army kills more than 20,000 civilians in Gaza, with active US support.