opinion / analysis

France

Lobsters Feel Pain, Friends Is Sexist — And I Just Can't

-OpEd- Over the past week or so, it’s been hard not to feel disoriented by what is constantly being thrown at us, in this hyperconnected planet of ours, and not to get the feeling from our ...

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia, If Oil Becomes A Curse

-Analysis- The unlikely rapprochement between the U.S., Israel and Saudi Arabia, orchestrated by Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, seems to be a response to the rise of the Iran-Russia ...

Tunisia

Tunisia, The Long And Fragile Arc Of Democratic Revolution

The attachment to autocracy prevails over the current appreciation of the state of democracy. Sti...

United States

Home Alone? The Risks If Trump's Top Advisors Resign

-Analysis- WASHINGTON — So Michael Wolff wrote a book about Donald Trump. Perhaps you've heard about it? The internet spent a few days pointing and laughing at the more extraordinary claims ...

Chile

Mexico Freeze, Is Trump Really About To Kill NAFTA?

The numbers contradict Donald Trump's claims that leaving NAFTA will benefit U.S. business an...

France

Full Translation Of French Anti-#MeToo Manifesto Signed By Catherine Deneuve

Some 100 prominent French women artists and intellectuals have issued an open letter in Le Monde ...

France

Conspiracy Theories Rise And Fall In Era Of Fake News

-Analysis- PARIS — Remember conspiracy theories? There was a time, not so long ago, when we used to worry about how the internet encourages the proliferation of crackpot versions of what ...

Colombia

The Nostalgia Trap: If Only We Just Could Forget

We're drawn to it, tempted to wade in its bittersweet waters. And yet, for the most part, nos...

United States

Trump's Big Lie Is Now Clear To All, And It May Not Matter

His false promises to the working class are being exposed. But the paradox of a new expose book i...

United States

For Latest Trump Revelations, Follow The (Family) Money

Trump's former strategist Steven Bannon was quoted as saying the families of Trump and his so...

Venezuela

Iran To Venezuela, An Ugly Mix Of Oil Wealth And Social Unrest

Donald Trump has become a convenient scapegoat for problems in countries like Venezuela and Iran,...

India

India-Pakistan, A Cricket Metaphor For Nationalism

NEW DELHI — Farooque was a Kashmiri. He hated India. His cousin was killed by security forces at a demonstration in Srinagar. This was 1990. We were classmates, and I always took him head on for ...

Iran

Iran Crackdown, A Tricky Diplomatic Test For Trump Team

What can the White House do, beyond public declarations? Loud statements not backed by action is ...

France

Why Our Education System Can't Keep Up With Artificial Intelligence

In a new book, French futurologist Laurent Alexandre argues that as artificial intelligence advan...

Bolivia

Evo Morales, Economic Success Can Never Justify Autocracy

The legalistic formula the Bolivian leader has found to perpetuate his presidency is despotic and...

Germany

Facebook Limits, When A Sharing American Lands In Germany

-Essay- “Germans are coconuts, Americans peaches...” In the German Studies department at the University of Michigan, this saying bounced around as a shorthand way for us to describe the ...

United Kingdom

To Brexit Or Not To Brexit, Is That Still A Question?

The negotiations and the complex, chaotic debates around Brexit are revealing of a major dilemma ...

Austria

Austria-Hungary And Far-Right Echoes Of History

-Analysis- Is this the “return of Austria-Hungary”? Following the formation of the new right-wing government in Vienna, acknowledging the like-minded leadership next door in Budapest is a ...

United States

Trump For Christmas, A Grim Update For My Friends In Europe

Impeachment is coming, and other failed predictions.

France

From Around The World, 8 Real Ways To Fight Fake News

By 2022, disinformation could completely replace real facts online. So what are we supposed to do...

France

As Trump Withdraws, Macron And Putin Step Into The Void

-Analysis- Donald Trump won’t be in Paris on Tuesday. Following his decision to unilaterally withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 Paris climate agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron didn’t ...

Israel

Jerusalem And The Politics Of Distraction

On Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu traveled to Brussels, the de facto capital of the European Union, to discuss his own country’s de facto seat of power, Jerusalem. His visit to the ...