Ramesh Thakur

Bad policy, bad politics

21 May 2022 9:00 am

Sanctions are morally dubious and a poor substitute for good foreign policy

The best time to break out of strategic encirclement

30 April 2022 9:00 am

Great power realpolitik often trumps small state sovereignty

Luvvies guide to defining a woman

23 April 2022 9:00 am

Trans rights do not trump women’s identity and safety

Game of empires

16 April 2022 9:00 am

Alternative framings of the Ukraine war

The Covid horoscope

9 April 2022 9:00 am

Why did so many public health experts fall for obviously flawed predictions?

Understanding India

26 March 2022 9:00 am

How one of our most important allies is responding to Ukraine - and why

Old-fashioned realism could have avoided the Ukrainian crisis

19 March 2022 9:00 am

The truth is the West lied to Gorbachev

Woke West gets a wake-up call

12 March 2022 9:00 am

Diversity, inclusion and equity? DIE is an apt acronym

Trudeau’s toxic tantrum tyranny

5 March 2022 9:00 am

The enemies of the West revel in her decline

Canada’s truckers won’t truck it anymore

19 February 2022 9:00 am

Dissent is a defining attribute of democracy, not a threat to it

To my critics I say, J’Avoue...!

16 February 2022 4:00 am

J’Avoue…! Not to compare myself to Emile Zola or the impact of my writings to his famous open letter J’Accuse…! in 1898 on…

Hawke-eye rules freedom ‘out’

12 February 2022 9:00 am

Djokovic’s expulsion was unscientific and an abuse of state power

Israel confounds the promise of vaccines as the way out of Covid

8 February 2022 9:00 am

Israel was meant to have been the showpiece of vaccination success in escaping from the threat of coronavirus. Instead, it…

Project fear

5 February 2022 9:00 am

The Fourth Estate has gone missing in action on Covid

GOAT becomes scapegoat

22 January 2022 9:00 am

From zero-Covid to zero-Djokovic

Graphs that give lie to the narrative

17 January 2022 2:00 pm

Numbers may not lie, but graphs can give the lie to the lockdown and vaccination narratives that have held the…

Rules are rules

15 January 2022 9:00 am

The slogan of anti-democratic autocrats

Covid notes

11 December 2021 9:00 am

The worldwide spread of Omicron Indulge me for a moment and imagine the following scenario. A new Covid-19 variant originates…

Feel-gooders take a knee, do-gooders take action

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Making a statement versus making a difference

Herding sheeple onto the vaccine treadmill

20 November 2021 9:00 am

When it comes to Covid, the numbers never seem to add up

vaccine

Four vaccine vexes

18 November 2021 4:00 am

1 Vaccines are 95 per cent efficacious. Yeah, right. And double positives never make a negative. Figure 1 gives the…

The unresolved debate on Covid vaccines

12 November 2021 12:00 pm

In an article last month, I noted the puzzling UK official data that confirmed the efficacy of vaccines in reducing hospitalisations and deaths but with infections for 40-49 year…

At the fork in the road, the High Court took the low road

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The Ridd decision is comic farce

Questioning Covid

23 October 2021 9:00 am

We need answers

Are you sure about that vaccine?

19 October 2021 12:52 pm

Figures don’t lie, my critics insist. Very well, let’s look at some figures. I make three arguments here. First, vaccines are…