opinion / analysis

Italy

Bicycle Thieves Of Italy, Yesterday and Today

The 1948 neo-realist cinematic masterpiece can be a key to understand Italian society today. With...

Venezuela

Why Colombia Is Key To Venezuela's Democratic Future

There are now 1.2 million Venezuelan migrants in Colombia. How they are treated may help determin...

France

France's Yellow Vests And The Problem With Post-Truth Economics

Opinion shapers have a habit these days of disregarding facts, be they scientific or economic. Op...

Mexico

Mexican Delusions: López Obrador's Twisted Idea Of Progress

The Mexican president's overhaul of public life is riding roughshod over interests, including tho...

France

Marvel In The Office? How To Work With Captain America

How would you deal with Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, if you were his boss — or colle...

Greece

When They Mistook Me For A Muslim In Greece

A Colombian-American deals with different misconceptions in different parts of the world. Ask him...

Italy

From Berlusconi's TV Optimism To Salvini's Dark Tweets

Once upon a time, Italy embraced its own politically incorrect billionaire-turned-politico. And y...

Venezuela

Venezuela: The Hard Part About Overthrowing Maduro

The opposition has so far failed to provoke a military uprising against President Nicolás ...

Argentina

Argentina: Another "Cracked" Democracy?

Unless Argentina finds the right leaders to undertake crucial reforms of the state and public lif...

Argentina

The Age Question For Politicians Plays Out In Latin America

Older politicians seemingly face an image problem in some Latin American countries. But in this c...

France

Notre Dame, Macron And The Imperative For National Unity

Bogged down by months of protests, the embattled French president now faces a new kind of challen...

France

Notre Dame Fire: French Lessons In Risk Management

In all likelihood, the cause of the Notre Dame fire is linked to mundane management issues. It's ...

France

Notre Dame: An Evolving Symbol Of France Is Bound To Live On

The events that have marked the 800-year history of the Notre Dame cathedral bear witness to the ...

Italy

Italian Politics, A Mix Of Pro Wrestling And Turkish Coffee

It started as an unlikely marriage of convenience: after Italy's elections in March 2018, the far-right League party and the anti-establishment Five Star Movement (M5S) formed a coalition ...

United States

How Julian Assange And WikiLeaks Changed Journalism

-Analysis- For press-freedom advocates, Julian Assange has long been a polarizing figure. And his arrest Thursday in London once again ignited the seemingly endless debate: Is the WikiLeaks ...

France

To Be Young, British And Living In Paris As Brexit Looms

How the current Brexit debacle looks (and feels) from a member of what may be Britain's last gene...

Argentina

Macri Malaise: The Economy Will Drive Argentina's Election

Inflation and recession are doing little to bridge the South American nation's deep political div...

Colombia

After Coca And Coffee, Legal Cannabis Can Take Colombia Higher

Local investors and entrepreneurs should learn from past mistakes to harvest the best results fro...

Slovakia

Slovakia's First Woman President, Another Velvet Revolution?

Zuzana Čaputová becomes the country's first female head of state, and brings hope to ...

Italy

On Immigrants And Heroes — Italian Citizenship Is Not A Reward

Ramy Shehata is a 13-year-old boy who saved the lives of as many as 50 classmates during a March 20 school bus attack in Italy. The driver, an Italian citizen of Senegalese origin, hijacked the ...

France

Brexit: Europe's Silver Lining On An Epic Mess

The Brexit debacle has had at least one virtue: Eurosceptic leaders from other countries are no l...

Chile

To Connect With Women, A More "Purposeful" Path For Advertising

SANTIAGO — In Chile, 94% of women do not identify with advertising directed at them: this is what market research firm Adimark showed in a study published in August 2018. That means brands are ...