Putin vs Post-COVID Russia

What is the future for post-quarantine Russia? Have Putin’s decades of glorious rule suddenly gone sour-ish?

This spring has not been easy for any of us. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed significant flaws in our neoliberal society on a global scale, i.e., depleted healthcare and public sector, high dependency on commodity prices, domestic inequality, pollution from all various unsustainable economic activities, and etc. The question of how countries plan to gradually

People or the Economy? The Case of the Garment Industry in Bangladesh

Along with other countries, Bangladesh went into a nationwide lockdown to fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the end of March. The country’s version of lockdown has been quite controversial, as garment factories resumed operations despite the drastic measures taken elsewhere in society. As Rumi, one of the 4.1 million textile workers, puts it: “Police and

The impact of Covid-19 on Trade Liberalisation, Globalisation and Geopolitics

The current Covid-19 emergency has caught everyone unprepared and it has shown us that Western countries are too dependent on China and other emerging countries for the production of many goods, especially drugs and medical supplies. Fortunately, this is changing. Governments have already taken measures to ensure greater self-sufficiency on the production of essential items,