world affairs

Iran

Why Iran Jailed An Unconventional French-Iranian Academic

Fariba Abdelkah, a French-Iranian expert on Shia society, has critics on all sides. She June she'...

Egypt

Egypt's Neverending Story Of Incomplete Revolutions

Throughout the country's turbulent history, efforts to establish a government by and for the peop...

Mexico

Blaming The U.S. Won't Solve Mexico's Problems

Its shared border with the U.S. could be more of a blessing than a curse if only Mexico would cle...

Iran

Iran: How Weak Is The Regime?

After the U.S. assassination of General Soleimani and Tehran's accidental shooting down of a Ukra...

Argentina

Can "Citizen Diplomacy" Salvage Argentina-Brazil Relations?

With a socialist government in Argentina and Brazil's arch-conservative president cold-shoulderin...

India

Boasting "Digital India" - Shutting Down The Internet

India's cutting digital access for political reasons also costs livelihood for small businesses, ...

Chile

Crossing Big Data With "Thick Data" Can Make The Difference

Big data can provide firms with real-time information on consumer and social trends, but only if ...

Russia

Putin's Chess Match With Russia's Constitution As Pawn

A sudden rash of constitutional changes, and the government's subsequent resignation, looks to be...

Colombia

Around The World, The Best Days Of Democracy Are Still To Come

Authoritarianism seems to be gaining ground in many parts of the planet. But from Hong Kong to Ch...

Syria

A French Kid Dragged Into Jihad, Lingers In A Syrian Prison

An 18-year-old prisoner recounts his departure from Roubaix, his life in a country at war, and hi...

Colombia

Why Women Are Particularly Vulnerable To Climate Change

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — Is there a relation between women and the environment? Is it necessary to view environmental policies through female eyes? Is there is a difference in the male and female ...

France

U.S.-Iran: France May Be Last Best Hope To Prevent All-Out War

PARIS — In diplomacy, there's always room for talk, even when the window for negotiation seems all but shut. Such is the scenario that Emmanuel Macron faces in wake of the assassination by ...

Germany

World War II Memorabilia To Call Home? German Bunkers For Sale

Hundreds of air-raid shelters are still standing in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, witnesses to ...

France

Staff Picks, Our 15 Best Stories Of 2019

LES ECHOS France's Yellow Vests And The Problem With Post-Truth Economics Opinion shapers have a habit these days of disregarding facts, be they scientific or economic. Opinions matter, of ...

Cuba

Where Is The Outrage In Latin America Over Cuba?

The island nation hasn't had a free election for more than 70 years. And yet, as millions take to...

Germany

Predictive Politics: When Algorithms Will Run Our Democracy

New tech may soon be able to predict future political problems and independently develop solution...

Mexico

Trump, "Terrorist" Cartels And The True Roots Of Mexico's Violence

In loudly rejecting President's Trump threat to label Mexican drug gangs terrorists, Mexico's gov...

United States

Trump Impeached — Front Pages From The U.S. And The World

President Donald Trump became the third president in American history to be impeached. In a vote almost exclusively along party lines, Democratic-controlled House of Representatives charged Trump ...

Italy

Human Trafficking Routes, From Asia To The Fields Of Italy

'Entry to Italy guaranteed for €10,000' is the hook: An inside report of how Pakistani and B...

Argentina

The Foreign Policy Puzzle Facing Argentina's New President

Alberto Fernández takes office with a well-known left-leaning world view, but in a Latin A...

India

Hate And Fear: Weapons Of Choice In Today's India

The country's leadership is opening a Pandora's box by normalizing brutality and impunity.

India

Watching Impeachment, Mocking India's Broken Democracy

Trump's biggest problem, it's safe to say, are all those pesky checks and balances. *Luckily, tho...