Articles by: Prabir Purkayastha

Ukraine and the Global Economic War: Is This Barbarism or Civilization?

Ukraine and the Global Economic War: Is This Barbarism or Civilization?

The West’s actions against Russia since the war in Ukraine could signal an emerging new order that shuns the U.S. for weaponizing the dollar and Western control over the global financial system. Do the Ukraine war and the action of the United States, the EU and the UK spell the end of the dollar as the world’s reserve currency? Even with the[Read More…]

by 03/04/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Can Iran and the U.S. Breathe Life Back Into Nuclear Deal?

Can Iran and the U.S. Breathe Life Back Into Nuclear Deal?

The possibility of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)—or the Iran nuclear deal—being revived, though difficult, seems to have brightened in February 2022. The U.S. may now also believe that the potential loss of Russian natural gas and oil due to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war needs to be offset by Iran returning to the global oil market. The nuclear deal could have been accomplished[Read More…]

by 01/03/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Theranos Verdict: In the U.S., It Is Fine to Lie to Consumers but Not to Investors

Theranos Verdict: In the U.S., It Is Fine to Lie to Consumers but Not to Investors

Hyper-capitalism has systematically weakened regulations to help capital at the cost of consumers. The verdict on the Elizabeth Holmes case simply illustrates the growing post-’90s disregard for consumers. The verdict on Theranos founder and former CEO Elizabeth Holmes, who was tried for fraud in a U.S. court, was guilty. Theranos was a company set up by Holmes and her former partner[Read More…]

by 29/01/2022 Comments are Disabled World
The Geopolitics Behind Spiraling Gas and Electricity Prices in Europe

The Geopolitics Behind Spiraling Gas and Electricity Prices in Europe

The current crisis of spiraling gas prices in Europe, coupled with a cold snap in the region, highlights the fact that the transition to green energy in any part of the world is not going to be easy. The high gas prices in Europe also bring to the forefront the complexity involved in transitioning to clean energy sources: that energy is not simply about[Read More…]

by 27/01/2022 Comments are Disabled World
Why Poorer Nations Aren’t Falling for Green-Washed Imperialism

Why Poorer Nations Aren’t Falling for Green-Washed Imperialism

Fighting global warming is not just about providing a path to net-zero carbon emissions for all countries. It is also about figuring out how best to meet the energy needs of people across the world while working toward net-zero emissions. If fossil fuels have to be given up, which has now become an urgent need given the current environmental challenges,[Read More…]

by 08/12/2021 Comments are Disabled Climate Change
Meta Isn’t Just About Rebranding Facebook—Could It Bring a Dystopian Future?

Meta Isn’t Just About Rebranding Facebook—Could It Bring a Dystopian Future?

Facebook’s announcement has implications about digital life and work—provided it can attract younger users and gamer skeptics and overcome the hate speech and disinformation problems that could still plague Zuckerberg’s vision. On October 28, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg launched a new company brand, Meta, at the annual Facebook Connect event. According to Facebook, “Meta… brings together our apps and technologies under one[Read More…]

by 11/11/2021 Comments are Disabled World
How Facebook’s Algorithms Promote Hate and Drive Toxic Content

How Facebook’s Algorithms Promote Hate and Drive Toxic Content

Facebook has been in the limelight for two issues of late—both damaging from the company’s perspective, but in terms of public interest, each has its own level of usefulness. The news item with less long-term significance but more sensational media appeal is that what was supposed to be a small configuration change took Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp down for a few hours[Read More…]

by 16/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World
What Does India Get Out of Being Part of ‘The Quad’?

What Does India Get Out of Being Part of ‘The Quad’?

The recent Quad leaders meeting in the White House on September 24 appears to have shifted focus away from its original framing as a security dialogue between four countries, the United States, India, Japan and Australia. Instead, the United States seems to be moving much closer to Australia as a strategic partner and providing it with nuclear submarines. Supplying Australia with U.S. nuclear submarines[Read More…]

by 07/10/2021 Comments are Disabled World