Without an educated and skilled workforce, it will be a tremendous challenge for Vision 2030 to meet its target goals. As Saudi Arabia pursues economic diversification and sustainable development, the kingdom’s progress on these two fronts requires a reformed education system. In April, Prince Mohammed bin Salman—Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince, defense minister and head Read More
A team of scientists comes up with an unusual idea to preserve the disappearing snows of Armenia. Because of climate change, the weather in the small mountainous country of Armenia is getting hotter and hotter. The mountain snows that normally serve as a source of water now melt earlier, meaning floods in the spring and Read More
Rousseff’s impeachment aside, the truth is that her government was a tragedy for Brazil. “There are three sides to every story: mine, yours and the truth,” as my high school teacher used to say. But in the information age, the most important asset to public opinion is not the truth, but the “narrative.” It doesn’t Read More
It would be a mistake to assume while a battle is being waged for the Republican Party, that there is not a fierce fight for the soul of the Democrats. Just like in 2008, it’s coming down to the superdelegates. Barack Obama’s win was secured when two-thirds of the superdelegates decided that he would be the better Read More
How do you bring a water source back to life? We have all heard the terms genocide, infanticide, regicide. But now we live in a new reality where hydrocide—water scarcity as a result of social misuse of water resources—is a term to remember. Before Cape Town was settled by Europeans, the indigenous people called it Read More
The World This Week
Brazil’s economic downturn and political turmoil will exacerbate existing problems such as poverty, inequality and crime. For many in the world, Brazil is the land of Pelé and o jogo bonito, or the beautiful game, as Brazilians call football. It is also home to the Amazonian rainforests,...