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...

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...

When Is Knowledge Power?

Nowadays, most of us have vast amounts of information at our fingertips. In theory, that information could help improve governance, infrastructure, and delivery of...

Green Roofs in the Middle East: possible and practical?

Roofs filled with foliage and vegetable gardens are taking root in cities across North America and Western Europe. Otherwise known as green roofs, these...

Green Deal Will Make or Break Europe

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s ambition to lead a “geopolitical commission” is about to face its first big test. European heads of...

Trade war to cost global economy, US$700 billion

Kristalina Georgieva the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund sits down with Eleni Giokos of CNN Business to talk about growth on the...

Natural-Born Climate Commitments

When world leaders gather at the 25th United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP25) in Madrid from December 2-13, they will discuss concrete steps for...

The West’s Arrested Social Development

After three decades of worsening economic inequality, advanced-country populations are angry, and they are taking their grievances to the ballot box or the streets....

Green Markets for Equitable Growth

The climate crisis and the 2008 financial crisis are two sides of the same coin. Both were born of the same toxic feature of...

The Right to Be Seen

While much of the developed world is properly worried about myriad privacy outrages at the hands of Big Tech and demanding – and securing...

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