opinion / analysis

France

Le Monde To Macron: Grant Snowden Asylum In France

Leading French daily says that France (and the West) must live up to claims as protectors of free...

India

Kashmir Is Quietly Feeding India-Pakistan Nuclear Tensions

As the showdown deepens over the contested region with Pakistan, India is now weighing whether to...

Brazil

From Paulo Coelho, A Cautionary Tale Of Terror For Bolsonaro's Brazil

The world-renowned Brazilian novelist was one of thousands jailed and tortured during the militar...

France

How Instagram Is Reviving Fashion-House History

Amateur fashion aficionados are using new technology to celebrate the pre-internet past, and forc...

Colombia

The Gangs That Rule Along Colombia-Venezuela Border

The border of Colombia and Venezuela has become a lawless land where people are kidnaped and kill...

Djibouti

Gauging China's Military Intentions In Latin America

China is setting up a naval base in Djibouti. Could it do the same in Latin America? Depends on t...

India

Modi Putting India's Future At Risk With Kashmir Gambit

It's taken the powerful prime minister just 100 days into his second term to compromise the feder...

Argentina

World On Fire: The Amazon Is Only Part Of The Problem

It's easy to fault Jair Bolsonaro for his apparent indifference to the unfolding environmental di...

France

Ecofascism: When Far-Right Ideology Fuses With Ecology

Some of the recent racist mass killers were also worried about the degradation of the environment...

Turkey

On Erdogan's Ambitions: A Short History Of Nuclear Weapons In Turkey

ISTANBUL — One of the more prestigious duties for the pilots of the Turkish Air Forces during the Cold War years was the "nuclear watch." The four main air bases in Turkey had been housing ...

Colombia

Why Colombia's Peace Process Was Destined To Self-Destruct

The FARC, a segment of which is now reneging on its peace-deal commitments, should never have bee...

United States

Why Europe Is So Ill-Prepared For The Next Great Recession

Economic storm clouds are gathering on the horizon. But just because everyone's talking about it ...

Turkey

Who Stands To Gain If Turkey Restores Death Penalty

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently said he favored restoring the death penalty. It would bri...

Italy

Salvini Blew It, But Don't Count Him Out Just Yet

It would be a mistake to assume that Italy has seen the last of the controversial "Captain," who ...

France

Bolsonaro To Boris: When Demagogues Take Over

Boris Johnson's decision to temporarily suspend Parliament marks his choice to play the people ag...

Argentina

In Buenos Aires, Why 'Zero Waste' Beats Recycling

Many around the world are seeing a radical reduction in generating trash as key to tackling our m...

Germany

Why The Sharing Economy Doesn't Work: Human Nature

We can only solve our traffic problems if we stop idealizing car and bike sharing, and focus on h...

India

Why Data Rights Are About Much More Than Just Privacy

How economic actors, communities and developing countries fare in the digital economy will depend...

Venezuela

The Brutal Truths Of Maduro's 'Last Stand' In Venezuela

Venezuela's authoritarian leader is tightening the screws on his armed forces, the former regime ...

Italy

Next For Italy: An Unlikely (And Up To Now Unthinkable) Alliance?

A traditional party and a populist movement may join forces to get Italy out of its political cri...

Germany

No, Capitalism Is Not To Blame For Climate Change

It has become fashionable to blame the climate crisis on the economy, but it's important to fight...

China

Hong Kong Protests And Xi Jinping's First Big Failure

The Chinese leader may officially defend the idea of "one country, two systems", but in fact his ...