world affairs

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...

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-...

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 ...

Venezuela

The Punishing Toll Of Venezuela's Pulverized Economy

Economists say it's worse than the Great Depression. Money is worthless in the ruined South Ameri...

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 ...

China

Why Europe Needs To Embrace A Rising China

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

Colombia

Oslo Accord For Venezuela? Norway's Conflict Resolution Redux

The Norwegians have a mixed history of conflict mediations in recent decades. Can their dubious t...

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...

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...

Venezuela

Why Colombia Is Key To Venezuela's Democratic Future

There are now 1.2 million Venezuelan migrants in Colombia. How they are treated may help determin...