opinion / analysis

France

A New Industrial Policy For The 21st Century

In a world that is closing up, industrial policy is coming back in force. But to succeed, it will...

Argentina

Don't Underestimate The Upside Of EU-Mercosur Trade Pact

The EU-Mercosur free trade agreement will likely force economies like those of Brazil and Argenti...

Mexico

Mexico's AMLO Evokes Ghosts Of Argentina's Perón

President López Obrador's confrontational approach to ruling Mexico has reminded many of V...

Turkey

Turkey, Time For A Truly Democratic Constitution

Ekrem Imamoglu's victory in the recent rerun election in Istanbul was a breath of fresh air for T...

Argentina

Brazil's Bolsonaro: A Six-Month Reality Check For 'El Mito'

A spotty performance as a communicator and uncertain start to downsizing the state mark the fiery...

India

In India, Dissent Gets More Dicey Since Modi's Reelection

There has been an obvious and unnerving crackdown on dissenting voices in the weeks since Narendr...

Germany

Carola Rackete & Greta Thunberg: A New Kind Of Heroine For Our Times

Today, young women like Carola Rackete and Greta Thunberg have the power to conquer hearts and in...

France

100% Vegan: A Tempting But Misguided Recipe To Save The Planet

It is necessary to drastically reduce our beef consumption for both sanitary reasons and to fight...

France

A Yankee Journalist's Unexpected Foray Into French Baseball

No, no...not one of *those Yankees! But this lifelong American baseball fan (Milwaukee Brewers wa...

France

Safeguarding Satire: A French Take On New York Times Cartoon Ban

In the land of Charlie Hebdo and Plantu, the decision of the American newspaper to eliminate cart...

France

Why The Digital Revolution Hasn't Boosted Productivity

Information technology was supposed to make everything move faster. We need to rethink the way we...

Chile

Trump's Border Bullying Threatens All Of Latin America

The U.S. president has little regard for the rules of trade and diplomacy, as evidenced by the ex...

Colombia

The Nude Food Movement, From New Zealand To Colombia

What's the point of pretty produce if you can't squeeze it and smell it too? Columnist Michelle A...

Italy

In Italy, An Eternal Glass Ceiling For Women Politicians

It's not that Italian women don't enter politics. But they don't, for the most part, rise through...

Chile

A Prescription For What's Ailing Chile

It used to be South America's shining star. But these days, things seem to be a bit rotten in the...

Turkey

Istanbul's Opposition Mayor And Hopes For Turkish Democracy

For the first time in 25 years, the party of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will not be running Turkey's biggest city. With his landmark victory in Sunday's election rerun, Ekrem Imamoglu will be ...

Egypt

Morsi's Death: How Cairo Controlled The Narrative

CAIRO — If Egypt's daily newspapers are your only source of news, you might have woken up Tuesday to discover that a citizen by the name of Mohamed Morsi al-Ayat died yesterday during a court ...

United States

Currency And All: The Facebook State Is A Menace To Democracy

Though seductive as pure financial innovation, Facebook's crypto currency project risks a concent...

Mexico

Trump And AMLO, The Double Threat Dividing Mexico

Facing U.S. brinkmanship over tariffs and migration, Mexico's president must act to unite his cou...

Italy

Why Some Foreigners Like Italy's Anti-Migrant League Party

Social media dialogue and reader comments on news stories suggest that the far-right's xenophobic...

Colombia

How Ecology Could Be The Engine To Relaunch The Economy

Overproduction has become a blight not just to the planet, but to profitability itself. It's time...

China

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 ...