Flexibility First: Time To Reinvent Business Management

To survive and prosper, large firms must have adaptable leaders and constantly revise targets and performance.

Refugee v. Migrant? What We're Missing In Immigration Debate

By distinguishing between refugees and migrants, international law underestimates the plight of people displaced by poverty and climate change.

Parisian Visitors And Natives

"If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast." Now unlike Ernest Hemingway, ...

Visiting A Surprisingly Quiet And Cheerful Side Of Caracas

A recent trip to Caracas showed a city where many people continue to function for better or worse, and where the rich are still living large.


Memories Of Tiananmen And A Passing Yugoslav-Chinese Flirt

I was not at Tiananmen those weeks in the spring 1989, when thousands of students occupied the square, demanding more room in a modernizing China. Nor was I there in those horrid hours between the ...


Roberto Saviano On The Importance Of Airing Dirty Laundry

Sure, Naples has sun, sea and amazing pizza. But it's also violent and corrupt, and there's no point in pretending otherwise. A look from Italian city's celebrated author.


German Youth: Running Low On Hope

Germany's first post-War generation had cause for optimism. But their descendants have a different, darker outlook, poll numbers suggest.

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Watch: OneShot — UNICEF Against Child Labor

First adopted in 1989, the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child is "the most complete statement of children's rights ever produced." Since then, 196 countries and non-state ...


Alt Energy In Argentina: Wind-Powered Homes Of Patagonia

Wind-powered homes are expected to generate power and kickstart development in a "dreamy" but isolated part of the southern province of Santa Cruz.


Mexico-China Trade: Looking For A Green Alternative To Trump

Instead of perpetuating an established propensity toward "asymmetrical" trade ties, Mexico can boost relations with China with an eye on environmentally-friendly opportunities.


70 Years On, Germans Find Pride In Their Constitution

Against a tide of right-wing nationalism, Germany's Basic Law — with its emphasis on fundamental rights — is as relevant now as it was 70 years ago, when it first appeared.


How Good Health And Instagram Squeeze France's Pastry Chefs

Caught between the image-first expectations of social media, and consumer ideas about healthy eating, pâtissiers struggle to find a new recipe for success.


Nationalism 2.0: The Far Right's Dark Powers Of Storytelling

From France to Poland, the far-right draws people in with plot lines that offer fast and easy answers but no long-term solutions.


In Colombia, Turning FARC Fighters Into Ecological Warriors

In the rugged terrain of the Antioquia department, a group of former guerillas recently helped scientists discover 14 new plant and animal species.


Armenia And Azerbaijan, A Fragile Truce After 25 Years

May marked the 25th anniversary of the ceasefire that ended Armenia and Azerbaijan's war for the territory of Nagorno-Karabakh. It wouldn't take much to reignite fighting.


Trains Or Planes? The Problem With Vilifying Air Travel

The airline industry certainly has room for improvement, but dreaming of a rail-only future ignores some practical and even environmental realities.


How Climate Change May Sink Europe's Ruling Political Class

The recent EU election results show that younger voters in particular are sick and tired of slow-motion climate policies.


Blessings And Curses Of Argentina's Economy

For all its resources, the South American country still struggles with high inflation and extreme poverty. The solution must be both deep and long-term changes.


Mexico To China, Trump's Tariff Bullying Is Bound To Backfire

President Donald Trump's threat to raise tariffs against Mexico over immigration is political blackmail, and potentially makes nonsense of any trading deal with the U.S.