world affairs

France

French Yellow Vests: How Social Unrest Begets Anti-Semitism

PARIS — European history has shown, time and again, that anti-Semitism is an indicator that the social state has become unstable. It’s therefore not shocking that it’s developing today in France, ...

United States

Bernie's Ready For Another Run — Are Democrats Ready For Him?

The straight-talking senator from Vermont energized the 2016 presidential race. But he faces a ve...

Argentina

Why Latin America Shouldn't Take Sides In U.S.-China Rivalry

As tensions between Washington an Beijing continue to build, smaller nations like Argentina shoul...

France

A United Europe, The Stakes Couldn't Be Higher

The world is becoming divided again as China takes the USSR's place facing the United States....

Venezuela

Venezuela Needs Regime Change, But Not By Any Means Necessary

Maduro needs to go, and his left-wing defenders need to stop making excuses. But calls for his re...

China

Chinese Pride, Global Power And The Battle For 5G

WASHINGTON — How long must you live, how strong must be your memory, to turn back and say: damn it, this world has really changed. Look at the millennials, they seem to be better educated than the ...

Iran

Salimi Saga: How The Iranian Revolution Changed One Family

SARI — On this frigid January night, Maliheh Salimi’s home is brimming with excitement. A rental company delivered metal chairs and tables early in the morning. Pink and white balloons were ...

Israel

For African Asylum Seekers, No Way Out Of Israel

An Israeli law enacted in mid-2017 amounts to a de facto salary cut for African asylum seekers, p...

India

Why Hindu Nationalism Will Never Kill Gandhi's Legacy

Despite episodes of hatred and nationalism, Gandhi's ideas are still alive and well in India.

France

In Basque Country, The First Seeds Of A Post-Growth World

In southwest France, the "eusko" currency has become the centerpiece of an alternative ecosystem ...

Colombia

In Colombia, Where Gold Mining And Coca Farming Are A Toxic Mix

Mining firms, coca farmers and criminal gangs have brought social degeneration, pollution and ext...

Argentina

How The 21st Century Killed Old-Fashioned Elections

With the rise of social networking, fake news and changing psychologies, political parties have l...

Argentina

Military Muscle Makes A Comeback In Latin America

From Venezuela to Brazil, Latin American armed forces are returning to front-line roles in respon...

United States

Watch: OneShot — Bertrand Piccard's Solar Impulse Selfie

Bertrand Piccard's Selfie — © Solar Impulse | OneShot Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg accomplished a feat of aviation that few believed possible: the first Round-The-World flight, ...

Colombia

In Venezuela, Washington Returns To Its Imperialist Ways

The United States is meddling in the region again in line with big-money interests and the imperi...

Venezuela

Caribbean Nations Must Open Arms To Displaced Venezuelans

While many displaced Venezuelans are crossing over into Colombia or Brazil, others head offshore,...

India

Indian Elections: Gandhi Siblings v. Mister Modi

The full plunge of Priyanka Gandhi into Indian politics, alongside brother Rahul, is a whole new ...

Venezuela

Venezuela Crisis Unleashes Old And New Fears In Latin America

The sudden political crisis in Venezuela has major reverberations across Latin America and the world. Both old and new dividing lines in the region have emerged since Juan Guaidó, the leader of ...

Mexico

Watch: OneShot — Tijuana, And The Other Sides Of Shutdown

Jonatan Matamoros, 36, climbs the border fence at La Playas de Tijuana, Mexico on December 8, 2018. He was part of a migrant caravan with his wife and son from Central America, and was scouting ...

Colombia

Why Terrorism Persists In A Post-FARC Colombia

Last week's bomb attack in Bogota is symptomatic of the state's continued inability to mo...

India

Grandmother's Memory - India's Religious Misogyny Must End

-Essay- MUMBAI — In my memories of my grandmother, one image of her comes to my mind: that of a widow with a tonsured head, wrapped in a dull brown cotton sari worn in traditional style, a ...

Germany

Achtung Autobahn! Why Germany Needs A Highway Speed Limit

Going all out on the autobahn may be part of the German way of life, but speed limits are necessa...