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Progress In the Fight Against Global Poverty In Peril As Africa's Economies Slow Down

Global poverty has been on the run over the past two decades and a half, declining from 36 percent of world's population in 1990 to below 10% today. Hard to believe, right? In the era of social media, pessimism creeps into our dailyShow More Summary

'Big, beautiful' walls don't stop migrants in the US or Europe

Jesus Blasco De Avellaneda/Reuters Anna Triandafyllidou, European University Institute Walls have a strong political connotation in post-war Europe. The most tragically famous was the Berlin wall built in 1961 to prevent citizens ofShow More Summary

BRICS wants to set up an alternative rating agency. Why it may not work

Misheck Mutize, University of Cape Town and Sean Gossel, University of Cape Town The idea of establishing an alternative credit rating agency led by the BRICS bloc of countries is gaining momentum. But there are questions as to whether...Show More Summary

Armyworms are wreaking havoc in southern Africa. Why it's a big deal

Kenneth Wilson, Lancaster University A combination of native African armyworms and Fall armyworms from the Americas are ravaging staple crops across southern Africa. If uncontrolled, they have the potential to cause major food shortages. Show More Summary

India's 500-Year-old Heritages Being Defaced by Graffiti

[An inside view of the heritage Agra Fort in the city of Agra in Uttar Pradesh. The walls are covered with graffiti, blocking visitors from seeing the actual feature of the historic site./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeong In-seo,...Show More Summary

Is Libya Putin's Next Target?

Anti-Gaddafi demonstrators in the Libyan city of Bayda, July 22, 2011 With the future of the Assad regime now well in hand, the Kremlin has turned its attention to another former Soviet client in the Middle East - Libya. The "LibyanShow More Summary

A New American Strategy in the Middle East

The reversal of the policies of US former President Barack Obama, which had acquiesced to much of Iran's nuclear, regional, and internal priorities, has begun in earnest. The Trump administration has initiated a qualitative shift inShow More Summary

Islamic Republic of Iran's Lobbyists and Spies Are in Our Midst?

The recent Executive Order affecting immigration by citizens of seven countries has prompted fierce discussion from all quarters, including arguments on who does or does not actually endanger the national security of the United States. Show More Summary

Hypocritical Europe is Just Trump-Lite on Refugee Policy

Politicians in Europe are howling about President Trump's cruel and inept executive order on refugees, and comparing his scattershot treatment to Europe's which they argue is benign and in line with European values. Don't be fooled.Show More Summary

How to Put America First--While Engaging the Rest of the World

Only Donald Trump would attempt to rescue the phrase "America First" from its slightly discreditable heritage. Unfortunately, his sales job has been incomplete and unconvincing. Now someone needs to rescue the same phrase from his crabbed,...Show More Summary

The Writing Life: Journalism Lessons From Long Ago

Back in 2004, when I was writing a regular column for The Straits Times based in Singapore, I penned the following essay. Some of it may seem to be outdated, particularly with the overwhelming presence of Internet and smart-phone journalism,...Show More Summary

Brexit And Northern Ireland: Fact vs. Fiction

Belfast at night. Since the Brexit referendum last summer, there has been no shortage of pundits pedaling an image of a Northern Ireland on the brink of economic calamity. It's time to dispel some popular fiction with actual facts. Northern Ireland has evolved dramatically over the past two decades into a modern, thriving region. Show More Summary

Leave No Person With Disabilities Behind

I am Pushpa Rani. I live in the Naya Mishri village in South-Central Bangladesh. I am 50 years old, but I have had to spend my life crawling around like a child. Can you imagine? I am physically disabled. I had pneumonia when I was 8 years old, my situation deteriorated drastically, and I became extremely weak. Show More Summary

Weekend Roundup: Disarming America’s Soft Power

Presidential historian Daniel Franklin writes this week that U.S. President Donald Trump could be a once-in-an-era “reconstructive president” in the mold of Andrew Jackson, FDR and Ronald Reagan. Like those former leaders, says Franklin,...Show More Summary

Making America A Pariah Again

Donald Trump is holding up the severed head of the Statue of Liberty. It’s a striking image for a magazine cover. But it’s not the front of the Nation or the ACLU newsletter. It’s this week’s issue of Der Spiegel, Germany’s version of Time magazine. Show More Summary

A Road Not Taken: Trump Administration CT Policy

The President has said that terrorism is a bigger threat than Americans understand it to be. If he truly believes that, then his heavily litigated Executive Order (EO), banning Muslims from seven countries from coming to the US on aShow More Summary

Trump upends bipartisan consensus on multilateral cooperation

As far back as World War II, United States foreign policy has been characterized by a bipartisan consensus in favor of expanding democracy and free markets. Republican or Democrat, we believed this was the path to a safer, more secure, more prosperous world. President Donald Trump is upending that consensus. Show More Summary

Why Trump needs the civil servants he wants to fire: Lessons from Japan and Turkey

By Adnan Rasool, Georgia State University Like most Republicans, President Donald Trump has made it clear he intends to "fix" the federal government by "draining the swamp." Traditionally, the GOP has aimed to cut the size of the federal government. Show More Summary

Saudi's New Direction Towards an Open Global Islamic Authority

It is no longer a secret that Saudi Arabia is undergoing a massive economic transformation. This transformation is so essential to Saudi Arabia's security and stability, that it is taking every measure possible to make sure that it succeeds. What...Show More Summary

Earthquake Is Another Enemy of Tibetan Govt-in-Exile

[The view of McLeod Ganj, the headquarters of the Tibetan government-in-exile. High-rise buildings are built on the steep hills of Himachal Pradesh without earthquake-resistant technology./ Photographed by Jeong In-seo] By Jeong In-seo,...Show More Summary

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