World urged to tackle ‘urgent threats’ as UN climate talks begin

Delegates from around the world have kicked off two weeks of United Nations talks in Poland on tackling climate change, three years after the landmark 2015 Paris deal...

Poland hosts COP24 Climate Change Conference

  Informally known as COP24, the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate change (UNFCCC) will be held...

Tackling Inequality is a Political Choice

The world has made impressive strides in reducing extreme poverty, but that progress has slowed considerably in recent years. The problem is clear: eliminating...

Anatomy of the Coming Recession

There are three negative supply shocks that could trigger a global recession by 2020. All of them reflect political factors affecting international relations, two...

The Great Crypto Heist

There is a good reason why every civilized country in the world tightly regulates its financial system. The 2008 global financial crisis, after all,...

Does the G20 Still Matter?

When the G20 leaders held their first summit in late 2008, many welcomed what looked like a diverse, highly representative new forum for crafting...

Child Marriage is Stunting Development

At last month’s United Nations summit on the Sustainable Development Goals, child marriage did not get top billing. Yet ending this cruel practice -...

Seven Fallacies of Economic Sanctions

The sanctions imposed on Iran by US President Donald Trump have begun to bite the country’s economy hard. Inflation, seemingly defeated by President Hassan...

Getting to Net-Zero Emissions

The leaders of the G20 countries headed to Osaka at the tail-end of June for their annual summit. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres addressed...

A Reform Opportunity for the IMF

This month marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the Bretton Woods agreement, which established the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank....

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