Global growth remains "solid." Despite the sabre rattling at top diplomatic levels regarding new trade policies and tariffs, the "DHL Global Trade Barometer" index continues to forecast solid growth for global trade as the index hits 67, representing a slight increase (+1) compared to the previous release in March.
An increasingly aggressive Beijing is tightening the screws on Taiwan diplomatically and sabre rattling with military drills, but the biggest protests in Taipei in recent months have not been about China relations, which have triggered mass rallies in the past.
Why, even as the divided Koreas move towards rapprochement, are India and Pakistan, with one-eighth of the world's population, drowning in mutually increasing religious obscurantism, bigotry and sabre rattling? How many years and opportunities have been wasted in furthering ignorance and poverty?