world affairs

United States

For Brazil And Argentina, How To Respond To New Trump Tariffs

President Trump's erratic strikes against the world's trading regime require a collective respons...

China

China's Next Step In Quest For Diplomatic Supremacy

The Asian giant still trails the United States economically, but it is now the world leader when ...

Mexico

Mexico: How Weak Institutions Paved The Way For One-Man Rule

The weakness of institutions in Mexico once gave its presidents leeway to reform the state. Today...

Egypt

Behind The Crackdown On Independent Egyptian News Outlet

The editor of Mada Masr, a Worldcrunch partner publication based in Cairo, explains how they woun...

Kenya

Can Kenya Cash In On The Global Avocado Craze?

More and more Kenyan farmers are growing avocados, the native Mexican fruit that are both profita...

China

How China's Free Market Economy Opened The Door To Romance

Traditional ideas about marriage still hold some sway among the Chinese, but more and more, coupl...

France

Why The World's Central Banks Are Turning To Twitter

It's about the money ... (and other stuff)

Colombia

Next Up, Colombia: Why Latin American Protests Keep Spreading

Colombians are the latest in Latin America to take to the streets, in what may be the "first clan...

Argentina

Youth Unemployment: Can Apprenticeships Work In Argentina Like In Germany?

In places like Germany, the so-called 'dual system' approach gives young people a chance to learn...

Belarus

Just The Two Of Us: Why Belarus' Lukashenko Is Betting On Putin

-Analysis- MINSK — Following the Nov. 17 elections for Belarus' lower house of parliament, independent observers and opposition politicians unanimously rated this campaign as one of the ...

Italy

Why Flood Gates Alone Won't Save Venice

The venerable old city needs to embrace innovation and stop putting all of its eggs in the touris...

Argentina

The Economics, Both Real And Imagined, Behind Latin America's Unrest

Many people have had to tighten their purse strings in recent years. But that's only part of what...

Iraq

Inside Iraq's Tuk-Tuk Revolution

What began as a slogan shared among Facebook users has since morphed into a full-blown, youth-led...

Colombia

Colombia, No Country For Children

An attack on a guerilla camp killed several minors earlier this year. It was an "accident," say a...

France

A French Defense Of Trump's New Tariffs On European Products

The U.S. president has a history of strong-arming trading partners. But the move to tax things li...

Italy

Berlusconi's Last Dance: A Sharp Right Turn?

With a now-leaderless Democratic Party and no charismatic successor to take over from Berlusconi,...

France

The Case For Creating A CO2 Central Bank

It's time for the European Union to curb emissions the way it does inflation.

Italy

In Italy, Confiscated Mob Villas Handed Over To Needy Families

Buccinasco, a town just outside of Milan, was quietly invaded decades ago by the ‘Ndranghet...

Turkey

The Geopolitics Of Washington's Stand On Armenian Genocide

MOSCOW — For the first time, the U.S. Congress has recognized the mass killings and deportations in the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923 as genocide. So why now? It doesn't seem that the ...

Chile

Chile And The Paradox Of (Relative) Prosperity

Chileans are fairly well off, but only in comparison to their Latin American neighbors. The count...

United States

Disarmament To Rearmament: The Quiet Return Of Nuclear Risk

PARIS — "Kolossal'naya opasnost." In a recent BBC interview, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev used those two words - "colossal danger" - to sound the alarm of the risk the world faces as ...

Palestinian Territory

Where Women's Liberation And Palestinian Liberation Meet

A Manifesto for Tali'at, a new movement seeking to put the feminist cause at the center of the ba...