The Economics, Both Real And Imagined, Behind Latin America's Unrest

Many people have had to tighten their purse strings in recent years. But that's only part of what's fueling frustrations in the region.

'Blue Cards' And Quotas: Europe's Search For A United Immigration System

The EU introduced its "Blue Card" system to facilitate the arrival of qualified, non-European professionals. But only one country — Germany — really takes advantage of it.

Inside Iraq's Tuk-Tuk Revolution

What began as a slogan shared among Facebook users has since morphed into a full-blown, youth-led movement for deep structural changes in the war-torn country.

Colombia, No Country For Children

An attack on a guerilla camp killed several minors earlier this year. It was an "accident," say authorities, but it says a lot about the country's dismal child welfare record.

France

A French Defense Of Trump's New Tariffs On European Products

The U.S. president has a history of strong-arming trading partners. But the move to tax things like French wine and Spanish olives is actually justified.

India

Partition, The Founding Wound Of Modern India That Won't Heal

Even after 72 years, the echoes of India's division into two independent states continue to reverberate.

Italy

Berlusconi's Last Dance: A Sharp Right Turn?

With a now-leaderless Democratic Party and no charismatic successor to take over from Berlusconi, his one-time backers may migrate to more extremist parties.

Indonesia

Unidentified Frying Object

When it comes to international cuisine, I must confess that I'm not that much of an aventurier. Amid the street markets of Indonesia, like elsewhere, I would much rather take pictures of ...

Argentina

The Many Benefits Of Building With Bamboo

Drawing inspiration from his childhood in Colombia, architect Mauricio Cárdenas is convinced that the age-old material also has a bright future.

Bolivia

Evo Morales Has Only Himself To Blame

The leftist leader had some worthy accomplishments during his long tenure as Bolivian president. But his quest for indefinite leadership cost him in the end.

Senegal

In Senegal, An App To Tackle Violence Against Women

Femicide is a major problem in the West African country. A French entrepreneur of Senegalese origin is hoping her invention — App-Elles — can help end it.

Iran

Will Iran Step In To Suppress Lebanon And Iraq Uprisings?

Protesters in Lebanon and Iraq have been venting their fury at Iran, which is accused of practically running their countries. Tehran is not afraid to come down hard on its domestic opponents.

India

Why India Is Lukewarm To Native Son's Nobel Prize In Economics

Economist Abhijit Banerjee's win is a non-cricketing triumph on the global stage. So why aren't Indians more excited?

France

The Case For Creating A CO2 Central Bank

It's time for the European Union to curb emissions the way it does inflation.

Italy

In Italy, Confiscated Mob Villas Handed Over To Needy Families

Buccinasco, a town just outside of Milan, was quietly invaded decades ago by the ‘Ndrangheta mob from the southern region of Calabria. But a new program could be sweet revenge.

Turkey

The Geopolitics Of Washington's Stand On Armenian Genocide

MOSCOW — For the first time, the U.S. Congress has recognized the mass killings and deportations in the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923 as genocide. So why now? It doesn't seem that the ...

Argentina

Loneliness: A Global Ailment Of Our Aging, Virtual Society

Globally, 25% of all people admit they have nobody to talk to, with older people living longer and young people spending their time on line.

Chile

Chile And The Paradox Of (Relative) Prosperity

Chileans are fairly well off, but only in comparison to their Latin American neighbors. The country's success has also bred greater expectations.

France

What The Data From France's Top Dating Site Tells Us About Love

A pioneering Swedish researcher has come up with new insights about love and romance after analyzing the databases of the dating site Meetic.