Making America Unsafe Again

Donald Trump is all about boundaries. At a personal level, he doesn’t like touching strangers for fear of infection. Politically, he makes no long-lasting close alliances. And geopolitically, he obsesses over strong borders: big walls, more stringent immigration requirements, tariffs on foreign imports. But Trump is nothing if not a walking contradiction. For a guy who shies away from shaking hands with strangers, he has no problem putting...

The Billionaire Who Buys Elections

The spectacle of a televised presidential debate in the US throws little light on politics and does nothing to clarify issues of governance. Debates exist as specific moments of entertainment in a serial drama abusively called a “democratic election.” When candidates go slightly off script, they do, however, manage to reveal unexpected clues about the culture of politics and the mindset of politicians. This week’s...

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Will a Struggling Global Economy Survive the Coronavirus?

Will a Struggling Global Economy Survive the Coronavirus?

On February 24, the World Health Organization declared that the world should prepare for a possible coronavirus pandemic. Outbreaks in South Korea, Iran and Italy have caused alarm. Clearly, the virus has traveled widely and rapidly. Authorities have canceled concerts, carnivals and football matches as well as closed schools, imposed...


The Russian Factor in the Libyan Civil War

Sustaining Sustainability: How Small Actions Make a Big Difference

Turkey Pushes Syria and Egypt Closer

How Lebanon’s “WhatsApp Revolution” Affects Hezbollah

A Survivor of FGM Shares Her Story

Yemen Accuses Qatar of Stoking Sectarianism

The Bahrain-Turkey Relationship Comes Under Pressure

Shattering the Silence on Female Genital Cutting

The Strained Saudi-Emirati Alliance

Has the Iraqi Government Failed?

The Interview

On the Index of Women Entrepreneurs, India ranks 52 out of 57 countries. In the Indian start-up scene, it’s rare to see a woman directing an enterprise. Bhavna Anand Sharma, founder of Cureveda, a dietary supplements company, is one of the few Indian women leading the charge in revolutionizing India's business world. Sharma has created Cureveda, which offers a range of...