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With the retaking of Mosul in northern Iraq, the Islamic State (ISIS) could soon be a thing of the past. But the defeat of ISIS and the demise of its self-proclaimed Iraqi-Syrian cal... >>
When Americans are asked what percentage of US government spending goes to foreign aid, the median answer is 25 percent. The correct answer is 1 percent. No wonder, then, that when P... >>
Food shortages are a distant memory for many people in Asia. But as the region struggles to feed and nourish a booming population, they could become a painful fact of life again. ... >>
In recent years, the world has become increasingly preoccupied with the catastrophic potential of global warming and other human-induced environmental changes, and rightly so. But on... >>
On July 1, an eerie silence descended over many of India’s teeming marketplaces. At midnight, a new national goods and services tax (GST) had come into effect at a glittering c... >>
The theme of this week’s G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, is ‘shaping an interconnected world’, and when leaders get down to business, many of the highest-profile to... >>
Thirty-five years ago, as part of a global expedition, Charles Burton and I traveled across the Arctic Ocean via the North Pole, camping for three months on a fast-moving ice floe. I... >>
Almost a decade ago, facing a near-collapse of the financial system and the risk of a depression, the world needed a new form of leadership to navigate and restore confidence in the ... >>
The past few decades have brought incredible progress for women and children’s health. Since 1990, preventable child deaths have declined by 50 percent, and maternal mortality ... >>
In mid-June, during a speech in Miami, US President Donald Trump outlined his government’s Cuba policy directive, which abrogated former president Barack Obama’s 2016 Pre... >>
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