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?
Jul 20, 2019

What’s Really Behind China’s Falling GDP?

Morocco Is Not the Next Algeria or Sudan
Jul 19, 2019

Morocco Is Not the Next Algeria or Sudan

Google and Our Collective AI Future
Jul 19, 2019

Google and Our Collective AI Future

From Africa to Europe and Beyond, Democracy Is in Crisis

From Africa to Europe and Beyond, Democracy Is in Crisis

Jul 19, 2019

Democracy is in crisis across the globe. The problem of understanding what “the people” want or whose authority they will accept has become a dilemma for both the new democracies with their fragile economies that emerged in the period of European decolonization following World War II and the...

The Hidden Gems of Morocco

The Hidden Gems of Morocco

Jul 19, 2019

For many people, July 6 marked the passing of just another Saturday. But to over 1 billion people, it was of tremendous significance as it was the 25th UN International Day of Cooperatives. Over 12% of humanity contribute to one of the 3 million cooperatives on the planet. Cooperatives not only...

Let’s Meet the Real Boris Johnson

Let’s Meet the Real Boris Johnson

Jul 18, 2019

Boris Johnson is on course to become the next British prime minister. But, according to The Economist, he could be a dangerous leader.

Is There Really a Right Side of History?

Is There Really a Right Side of History?

Jul 18, 2019

In a stimulating and insightful article published this week on Fair Observer, researcher and author Rejeanne Lacroix examines a surprising paradox that helps illuminate the contradictions of a world that is clearly undergoing a confused historical transition from what appears to be a principle of...

Britain’s Long Shadow Over Ireland

Britain’s Long Shadow Over Ireland

Jul 18, 2019

The Republic of Ireland has been an enthusiastic member of the European Union since 1973, having both gained and given so much from being part of the EU. In the toxic mayhem of Brexit Britain, one question is perhaps more confounding than most, namely how did the Irish backstop issue emerge as a...

8chan: Where the Appalling Becomes Appealing

8chan: Where the Appalling Becomes Appealing

Jul 18, 2019

8chan is one of the most notorious message boards on the internet. Its contents include subjects ranging from extremist political ideas to extreme pornography. Unsurprisingly, it stands by the slogan “Embrace Infamy.” Visitors receive an equally intriguing salutation: “Welcome to 8chan, the...

Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

Africa’s Long Road to Democracy

Jul 18, 2019

The violation of human rights across the African continent began as a struggle for self-rule in the mid-20th century. Except for Liberia, which European countries assumed was an American colony, and Ethiopia, which was never colonized due to Haile Selassie’s resistance to Italian invasion,...

What Happens in Africa Matters in Europe

What Happens in Africa Matters in Europe

Jul 17, 2019

The African continent is home to 54 countries, more than 1.2 billion people and around 2,000 languages. Its challenges and success stories are as diverse as the breadth of its landmass. In terms of GDP growth, Africa is the world’s second fastest-developing region. A 2018 report by the Overseas...

Will Boris Johnson Be the New Face of Britain?

Will Boris Johnson Be the New Face of Britain?

Jul 17, 2019

Boris Johnson, the former UK foreign secretary who is expected to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, earned his right to reign over the presumably final act of Brexit by becoming a media superstar. Adept at multiple roles to keep his audience entertained, in a recent performance he even donned the...

On Iran, It’s Trump vs. Trump

On Iran, It’s Trump vs. Trump

Jul 17, 2019

The ongoing conflict with Iran showcases all the reasons why US President Donald Trump remains a hit with his base. First of all, the guy tells a ripping yarn. While critics of US policy drone on about complex agreements with opaque acronyms, Trump boils down the problem to a TV episode with a...

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