world affairs

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...

Germany

In A Changing Germany, Taboo Of Racism Is Broken

The murder of a local politician has put new attention on the kinds of verbal hate and periodic h...

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...

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

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...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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...

Morocco

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

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

Venezuela

Visiting A Surprisingly Quiet And Cheerful Side Of Caracas

A recent trip to Caracas showed a city where many people continue to function for better or worse...

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...

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...

Colombia

In Colombia, Turning FARC Fighters Into Ecological Warriors

In the rugged terrain of the Antioquia department, a group of former guerillas recently helped sc...