With a storyline full of celebrities, politicians, sex, and drugs, the future looks bright for producers of feature films and documentaries
Last month, scientists at Trinity College Dublin published research that the human brain may be a kind of quantum computer, rather than a classical one. This is a big, big deal. Good science requires cautious and critical thinking. So it is no surprise that the...
The unanticipated outcome of the US 2022 midterm election shows that Americans can sense the challenges they face, and believe that they can
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nine months ago, the West has not only delivered nearly $100 billion in aid to Ukraine, but also imposed
Globalization may have fallen out of favor in recent years, but preserving it is an environmental imperative. Effective, coordinated responses
After the Taliban returned to power in Afghanistan 15 months ago, its leaders broke their promise to allow girls to continue pursuing secondary
After years of ultra-loose fiscal, monetary, and credit policies and the onset of major negative supply shocks, stagflationary pressures are now putting the squeeze on a massive mountain of public- and private-sector debt. The mother of all economic crises looms, and there will be little that policymakers can do about it.
As a much-touted green alliance of financial institutions crumbles, the private sector has once again proven unequal to the task of climate
The developed world is facing a historic labor shortage and the answer is to hire more older workers…yet, ageism is a pernicious hurdle.
For five decades, both China and the US benefited from the time they had bought on the question of the island’s status. To prevent what is currently a managed competition from spiraling out of control, the United States should take careful but clear steps to strengthen its longstanding policy of “double deterrence.”
While today’s inflationary surge is nothing like the hyperinflationary episodes of the twentieth century, its long-term impact may reverberate
The strengthening US dollar and rising borrowing costs have left developing and emerging-market countries between a rock and a hard place.
Democracy is premised on equality, and all citizens are supposed to have an equal chance to influence political decisions. But for too long
Governments are beholden to both the public via their representatives in parliamen and the financial markets. Sometimes those ‘constituents’
The interplay between climate change and the spread of deadly pathogens could herald an era of global devastation and disruption. To avert another COVID-style catastrophe, we must prepare our health systems for future crises, address outbreak risks, and ensure equitable access to vaccines and treatments.
Chinese President Xi Jinping seems determined to use his unprecedented third five-year term to reshape international institutions to suit
Crime, not the economy, may be the critical swing factor in the upcoming mid-term elections.
Many are calling the upcoming UN climate change conference in Egypt “Africa’s COP.” But Africans prefer to see it instead as “the
In the short term, Western countries seeking to counter the Kingdom’s swing-producer power could release additional strategic reserves