Reading the past, Writing the future

 International Literacy Day — 8 September The development of the modern world, the accession to independence of a large number of countries, the need for...

Geoengineering Trojan Horse

Although the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly apparent, the progress toward reducing greenhouse-gas emissions remains as disappointing as ever, leading some to...

Fighting Violence with Evidence

In last year’s Pathways for Peace report — the result of a joint study by the United Nations and the World Bank — UN...

Remembering the Miracle of 1989

This month marks 30 years since Europe – and human civilization generally – began to undergo a miraculous transformation that is now etched in...

Case for an EU Climate and Nature Czar

As Europe roasts through another record-hot summer, it is encouraging to see that climate change is receiving the attention it deserves from Ursula von...

The Puzzle of Economic Progress

Do we know how economies develop? Obviously not, it seems, or otherwise every country would be doing better than it currently is in these...

Technology on the Frontline for Girls

Today, 1.4 billion girls and women live in countries that are failing on gender equality, in areas ranging from education and decent work to...

Wrong Way to Educate Girls

Recent decades have brought significant progress toward a more just and equal world in areas such as poverty reduction, immunization, and life expectancy. But...

Alternatives to a weaponized Dollar

In today’s world, access to global networks is a critical source of power, but the resulting interdependence can also generate vulnerability. The power flows...

How can developing countries pay for the SDGs?

With objectives as far-reaching as ending poverty in all its forms and delivering quality education to all by 2030, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)...

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