world affairs

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...

Germany

Germany, Norway, California: How To Boost Electric Car Sales

A new study shows Germany must look for other ways to convince automobile buyers to switch to ele...

Sudan

Why Sudan Should Matter To Us All

Beyond the geopolitical ramifications, what's happening in Sudan is our problem too. Between the ...

Morocco

Refugee v. Migrant? What We're Missing In Immigration Debate

By distinguishing between refugees and migrants, international law underestimates the plight of p...

Sierra Leone

Watch: OneShot — UNICEF Against Child Labor

First adopted in 1989, the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of the Child is "the most complete statement of children's rights ever produced." Since then, 196 countries and non-state ...

Mexico

Mexico-China Trade: Looking For A Green Alternative To Trump

Instead of perpetuating an established propensity toward "asymmetrical" trade ties, Mexico can bo...

Germany

70 Years On, Germans Find Pride In Their Constitution

Against a tide of right-wing nationalism, Germany's Basic Law — with its emphasis on fundamen...

Italy

Nationalism 2.0: The Far Right's Dark Powers Of Storytelling

From France to Poland, the far-right draws people in with plot lines that offer fast and easy ans...

Russia

Armenia And Azerbaijan, A Fragile Truce After 25 Years

May marked the 25th anniversary of the ceasefire that ended Armenia and Azerbaijan's war for the ...

Germany

How Climate Change May Sink Europe's Ruling Political Class

The recent EU election results show that younger voters in particular are sick and tired of slow-...

Argentina

Blessings And Curses Of Argentina's Economy

For all its resources, the South American country still struggles with high inflation and extreme...

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia's 'Brave Women' And The Fight For Free-Flowing Rivers

In the Balkans, developers are rushing to install hydroelectric plants on Europe's last untapped ...

France

What Europe Should Worry About Most: Bad Demographics

Migration was a hot-button topic in last week's EU elections. But deeper demographic issues are s...

India

Narendra Modi's Mass Appeal, And Risks For India's Democracy

NEW DELHI — The great Indian electoral war of 2019 ended with Narendra Modi securing a historic mandate to rule India for another five years. The divided opposition should not have expected ...

France

How Five Countries Are Integrating Robots Into Daily Life

People in Asia already trust robots enough to let them take care of their loved ones and deliver the evening news. Meanwhile, a hitchhiking robot's world tour successfully passed through Germany, ...

China

Why Europe Needs To Embrace A Rising China

Rather than fear the so-called Middle Kingdom, European companies should recognize its rapid asce...

Russia

Why Washington May Detour Russia's Big Pipeline Project

Opposition to the planned Nord Stream 2 gas project had been limited to Europe. But now the Trump...

Austria

What We Learned From Austria's Far-Right Experiment

Chancellor Kurz deserves credit for trying to work with the populist FPÖ. But he's also righ...

Chile

European Elections: EU's Latinos Launch Political Movement

Spaniards born of Latin American families are running for the first time in the European Parliame...

India

Mammas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Modi

With his untruths, bad choice of friends and unwillingness to apologize, India's prime minister i...

Argentina

What Freud's Shrink Nephew Thinks Of Your Parenting Skills

Child psychiatrist Joseph Knobel Freud, an Argentine-based descendent of Sigmund Freud, says mode...

India

Tracing A Link Between Science And Xenophobia

The self/other theory of immunology rests on the xenophobic assumption that 'others' are always d...