Killing Suleimani ethically, legally unjustified

On January 3, the United States assassinated Qassem Suleimani, a top Iranian military commander, while he was leaving Baghdad International Airport in a car...

What Happened to India?

 It’s a question I hear increasingly these days. International news media report on repression in Kashmir, mounting Hindu chauvinism, widespread protests against new laws,...

Why Australia Is Burning?

Owing to the smoke from nearby wildfires, Canberra this month has had the world’s worst air-quality index, with readings 20 times above the official...

The Post-Suleimani View from Iran

The assassination by the United States of Qassem Suleimani, the commander of Iran’s Quds Force, was certainly a major escalation in the two countries’...

Scaling Up Sustainable Infrastructure

Climate change is arguably the most pressing global challenge today, and we are not tackling it quickly enough. The 2015 Paris climate agreement aims...

Putting a price on soil

On December 5, the world marked World Soil Day. The theme this year, ‘Stop Soil Erosion, Save our Future’, was chosen to raise awareness...

Another Year of Living Dangerously

The year 2019 is ending with widespread demonstrations, rising inequality, and a crisis of representation in many countries. The world is sleepwalking toward recession...

Automating Segregation

There are many legitimate complaints about work in the ‘gig economy’. But, in time, many of the gigs will be automated, eliminating a significant...

Hardening of Soft Power

International-relations theorists generally distinguish between soft and hard power. Soft power refers to the exercise of political influence through flexible, non-binding instruments such as...

A World Without AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria

As part of the United Nations Agenda for Sustainable Development, the international community set itself the ambitious goal of eradicating AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria...

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