world affairs

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 ...

United States

The Backlash To Globalization Did Not Begin With Trump

President Trump is not curbing global trade alone, but is part of a trend traced back to the cras...

Colombia

Profile 360° → Remembering Jaime Garzon, Colombia's Brave Comic

This coming August will mark 20 years since the death of Jaime Garzón, an unlikely martyr in Colombia's long-running battles with organized crime, drug trafficking and government corruption. ...

Mexico

Disrupting Decades Of U.S.-Mexican Cooperation

Donald Trump's decision to threaten Mexican exports over migration is weakening years of U.S.-Mex...

Germany

A German Critique Of Salvini's "Double Dealing" On Migration

Italy reached a preliminary agreement with other EU countries on rescuing migrants at sea. But In...

Colombia

The Lonesome Death Of A Gay Former FARC Guerilla

After serving Communist rebel group FARC, Arturo Zapata was brutally and publicly slain in a vill...

Italy

More Than A Witness: Revisiting Primo Levi 100 Years Since His Birth

The Italian writer's work is best known for his role recounting the horror of concentration camps...

Brazil

Interview With Bolsonaro: Free-Trade's Unlikely New Champion?

Brazil's President Bolsonaro tells Argentine daily Clarín that, in contrast with his populist pr...

Egypt

Morsi Death Exposes 'Medieval' Medical Care In Egypt's Prisons

After the death in prison of deposed President Mohammed Morsi, rights organizations accuse again ...

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...

Bangladesh

Watch: OneShot — UNICEF: Children And The Right To Have Fun

Yes, to have fun and relax — at least sometimes — should be considered a human right. Especially for children. UNICEF France and One Shot put the concept together in a single image. ...

Germany

Short-Term Thinking, The Ruin Of Today's Politics

Democratic systems offer little incentive for long-term thinking. But unless we can implement tru...

Germany

How Europe Can Counter American And Chinese Big Tech

Google and Facebook's power endanger democratic discourse. It is time to design an infrastructure...

Colombia

Double Risk For LGBT+ Venezuelan Migrants Crossing Into Colombia

A Colombian NGO is urging the state to take special measures to protect LGBT+ migrants fleeing ha...

Egypt

The Fourth Pyramid? Mohamed Salah As Pious Meme For Arab World

Egyptian soccer star Mohamed Salah has been turned into a symbol of pride, modesty, and good mora...

France

Michel Barnier: Is The EU's Mr Brexit Set To Become Monsieur EU?

PARIS — He looks the part. Michel Barnier, the former French cabinet minister and longtime EU political fixture, could easily be plucked by Hollywood casting agents to play the role of ...

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...

Germany

Hot OneShot: Watch As Europe Tries To Beat The Heat

Record temperatures are likely to be broken this week as a brutal summer heatwave hits large swathes of the European continent. As mercury rises, so do our concerns about climate change, with ...

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...

Colombia

The Hidden War On The Colombian-Venezuelan Border

The crush of migrants trying to flee Venezuela is only part of what makes the border region so ch...

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...