17 Jan 2019

Need To Solve A Border Dispute? Look To Ethiopia Or Uzbekistan

Border disputes have recently taken on renewed importance, threatening political crisis in the UK, US

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15 Jan 2019

The Recipe For Secession: What Makes Nations Leave

Secession doesn’t come from one event but is borne of economic disparities, identity crises, legislative failure,

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11 Jan 2019

10 Predictions For The Global Economy In 2019

The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth. But as the year progressed, momentum

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09 Jan 2019

Democracy Is Facing Strong Headwinds In 2019

2018 confirmed the trend: liberal democracy is weakening throughout the globe. Latin America is no

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08 Jan 2019

Seven Charts That Show The World Is Actually Becoming A Better Place

Swedish academic Hans Rosling has identified a worrying trend: not only do many people across

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11 Dec 2018

When The State Is Unjust, Citizens May Use Justifiable Violence

If you see police choking someone to death – such as Eric Garner, the 43-year-old

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10 Dec 2018

Human Rights 70 Years On: Important Victories As Well As Major Misses

According to Amnesty International, human rights continue to deteriorate. CIVICUS – an umbrella body for

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30 Nov 2018

Does The G20 Summit Really Make A Difference? World Leaders Reckon It Does

“The secret to success is sincerity. Learn to fake that, and you’ve got it made.”

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22 Nov 2018

These Are The 8 Major Forces Shaping The Future Of The Global Economy

The world is changing faster than ever before. With billions of people hyper-connected to each

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20 Nov 2018

The Non-Brits Guide To Brexit (Because It Affects You Too)

The European Union is arguably the world’s most powerful bloc. But it’s about to lose

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12 Nov 2018

How Did The First World War Start?

The causes of the Great War are still being debated a century on, but time

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09 Nov 2018

World Politics Explainer: The Fall Of The Berlin Wall

This article is part of our series of explainers on key moments in the past

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30 Oct 2018

What History Reveals About Surges In Anti-Semitism & Anti-Immigrant Sentiments

The shooting at the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh is believed to be the

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29 Oct 2018

World Hunger Has Risen For Three Straight Years, And Climate Change Is A Cause

World hunger has risen for a third consecutive year, according to the United Nations’ annual

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19 Oct 2018

Slavery Was Never Abolished – It Affects Millions, And You May Be Funding It

When we think of slavery, many of us think of historical or so-called “traditional forms”

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11 Oct 2018

The Elimination Of Smallpox Showed How Humans Can Work Together To Solve Deadly Global Problems

If you were to watch a split-screen broadcast with global weather on one side and

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08 Oct 2018

America Has Become A Gerontocracy. We Must Change That.

The United States has a gerontocracy problem. This was clearly demonstrated in the recent hearings

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26 Sep 2018

A Brief History Of The United Nations

The United Nations (U.N.) is a global diplomatic and political organization dedicated to international peace

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21 Sep 2018

What Part Of “Brexit Now” Don’t You Understand?

Many people regard Magna Carta as the first constitutional guarantee of the basic liberties of the English-speaking

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18 Sep 2018

Under What Circumstances Is Inequality OK?

As two years since Brits voted for Brexit is checked off the calendar, the thick

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11 Sep 2018

What Would Adam Smith Think Of Modern Inequality?

The “father of modern economics” saw a role for a well-run government that used taxes

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10 Sep 2018

Flu Plane: Are We Really Ready For A Global Pandemic?

An Emirates airliner was quarantined at John F Kennedy International Airport on September 5 after several passengers

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06 Sep 2018

Brazil’s National Museum Fire : What It Means for Science

The overnight inferno likely claimed fossils, cultural artifacts, and more irreplaceable collections amassed over 200

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28 Aug 2018

It’s The End Of The World As We Know It. Is There Any Room For Optimism?

When the band R.E.M came out with its 1987 hit, It’s the End of the World

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16 Jul 2018

France Produces The Most World Cup Players. Here’s Why.

French-born players are competing for national teams from Europe, Africa, and South America. Fifty players

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27 Jun 2018

How Nuclear Tests Spawned Environmentalism

It’s been 55 years since the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. The massive amounts of fallout

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25 Jun 2018

The Dreadful History Of Children In Concentration Camps

Children and family have been central to the institution of the concentration camp from its

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16 Apr 2018

How To Assess Political Stability? Follow The Bread Path

When Egyptians were protesting in 2011, they held up piece of bread and demanded “bread, freedom

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24 Jan 2018

Four Reasons Why Corruption Matters

More than a trillion dollars are stolen from the world’s poorest countries every year, which is such a

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24 Jan 2017

The 5 Kinds Of Cities We’ll See In The Populist Era

Will your city go into triage mode, double down on progressive policies, or flex its

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09 Nov 2015

A Brief History Of The Rise & Fall Of The Berlin Wall

On August 13, 1961, the Communist government of the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East

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18 Feb 2015

Jared Diamond: Why Do Societies Collapse?

Why do societies fail? With lessons from the Norse of Iron Age Greenland, deforested Easter

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