Can Alt-Tech Help the Far Right Build an Alternate Internet?

Jul 23, 2019

Distributed web, cryptocurrencies and blockchain-based video live-streaming are some of the so-called alt-tech tools that some radical right actors are beginning to use as they continue to be removed from regular social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. Just to make sure...

Convictions Are Not Central to Boris Johnson’s Brand
Jul 23, 2019

Convictions Are Not Central to Boris Johnson’s Brand

We May Be Better Off Without a Clear Definition of Terrorism
Jul 23, 2019

We May Be Better Off Without a Clear Definition of Terrorism

Consulting Scandals: Holding the Accountants Accountable
Jul 23, 2019

Consulting Scandals: Holding the Accountants Accountable

Uncertainty Looms Over Taliban Talks

Uncertainty Looms Over Taliban Talks

Jul 22, 2019

The intra-Afghan conference held in Qatar on July 7-8 is the latest development in the ongoing peace talks convened since January, which have been led by the US special envoy for reconciliation, Zalmay Khalilzad. Yet it remains unclear what the Taliban's post-peace settlement vision, policies,...

Why Is Dubai So Rich?

Why Is Dubai So Rich?

Jul 22, 2019

Home to the tallest building in the world, Dubai has made a name for itself globally as a business, finance and tourism hub. CNBC looks at how it became so rich.

The World After Climate Change

The World After Climate Change

Jul 22, 2019

This is the first yearly report on the status of the World Climate Order as required by the Global Agreement on Climate Change (GACC), which was ratified by all nations in 2025. The baseline report prepared by the Climate Order Committee was submitted to the Global Chapter at The Hague-based...

Donald Trump: The Biggest Coward of Them All

Donald Trump: The Biggest Coward of Them All

Jul 22, 2019

On Sunday, July 14, in a series of tweets, US President Donald Trump told four “Progressive Democrat Congresswomen” —  Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ilhan Omar, Ayanna Presley and Rashida Tlaib — “to go back and fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”...

In the Hyperreal World of US Education, Art Must Be Innocuous

In the Hyperreal World of US Education, Art Must Be Innocuous

Jul 22, 2019

One of the deepest features of any culture concerns the general approach to problem-solving. Some cultures, before defining the actions intended to solve any complex problem, privilege the idea of engaging in research. Others prefer contradictory public debate. And many cultures rely on guidance...

Telling a Story Through Photography

Telling a Story Through Photography

Jul 21, 2019

Photography is the art of discovery and observation. It is about finding the unexpected in ordinary settings and capturing the beauty and wonders of life at specific moments in time. Giving new perspectives to what otherwise might be missed, or considered banal, is one of the missions of...

Climate Change: A Contrarian View

Climate Change: A Contrarian View

Jul 20, 2019

We are inundated these days with ominous news on the extent and pace of climate change and the associated predictions of the looming catastrophe it carries with it — the ubiquitous planetary cry of the next generation who will soon inherit the Earth. A rallying cry seemingly to “save human...

What’s Really Behind China’s Falling GDP?

What’s Really Behind China’s Falling GDP?

Jul 20, 2019

The headlines grabbed attention: “China’s economy grows at slowest rate in nearly 30 years,” noted the Financial Times in a typical example. China’s GDP growth in the second quarter had slowed to 6.2%, the smallest gain since 1992, back when the country’s economy was first shifting into...

Morocco Is Not the Next Algeria or Sudan

Morocco Is Not the Next Algeria or Sudan

Jul 19, 2019

In an article published last month with the title, “Could Morocco see the next uprising, after Sudan and Algeria?” the BBC demonstrated a misunderstanding of Moroccan society by conflating civil unrest and public dissatisfaction over the kingdom’s leadership with the overall stability of the...

Google and Our Collective AI Future

Google and Our Collective AI Future

Jul 19, 2019

The pace of change in the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning arena is already breathtaking, and it promises to continue to upend conventional wisdom and surpass some of our wildest expectations as it proceeds on what appears at times to be an unalterable and pre-ordained course....

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