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Iran nuclear deal: What happens next?

Former Indian Ambassador M.K. Bhadrakumar and Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha discuss what lies ahead in West Asia as a new US administration takes charge

Life sciences in the last 20 years

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about the major developments in the last two decades in the field of life sciences, especially on the question of the origin of life

How has biotechnology evolved over the past two decades?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath discuss the developments in biotechnology over the past two decades, especially the hype around genetic engineering

2020: Nuclear disarmament in limbo, arms race in space?

In the second part of a series of conversations about the geo-political situation, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the state of global disarmament and the possibility of the weaponization of space

2020: Crumbling US hegemony, questions for India and EU, China’s gambit

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the year that has passed and the year that has begun and the alignments and challenges at a global level. He also examines the tech war waged by the US on China

Polarization, then a crash: Michael Hudson on the rentier economy

Michael Hudson discusses the chokehold of pro-finance, pro-rentier capitalism reaching into the present COVID-19 crisis

Publishing giants sue those trying to make knowledge accessible for all

Three of the world’s most profitable publishing houses have filed a case in Delhi High Court against Sci-Hub and Libgen

How dangerous is the new COVID-19 strain?

Immunologist Dr. Satyajit Rath talks about reports of a strain of COVID-19 from the UK, the transmission rate and its implications on public health policy

Now China achieves quantum supremacy — What does this mean?

Chinese quantum computer Jiuzhang achieved quantum supremacy. How does this computer work and what does quantum supremacy mean for us?

Will Facebook have to give up WhatsApp and Instagram?

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the latest antitrust case against Facebook. He looks at the growing global consensus on action against the tech giants, and talks about the situation in the developing countries

Indian farmers have not forgotten govt.’s betrayals of past six years

Vijoo Krishnan, Joint Secretary of the leftist All India Kisan Sabha (All India Farmers’ Association) talks about the ongoing farmers’ agitation in the country and the determination of the protesters to not retreat until their demands are met

COVID-19 vaccine: Rich countries might gain, poor ones might suffer

As trials for vaccine candidates continue, the question of which countries will gain access to it has become pressing. Low-income countries are likely to suffer in this regard

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