Angela Merkel: A Retrospective

Jan 21, 2021

Americans like to rate their presidents. In fact, presidential rankings have become something of a cottage industry in political science, ever since the eminent Harvard historian Arthur Schlesinger Sr. started the tradition in the late 1940s. In Germany, we don’t do that, at least not in a...

The World Must Not Forget Yemen

Jan 21, 2021

In 2020, 24.3 million people, or 80% of the population in Yemen, were at risk of hunger and disease, with 14.4 million in acute need of assistance. A political solution is necessary to end the war and achieve lasting peace. This may take time. The international community must provide the...

The Opioid Scandal: When Evil Gets an MBA

Dec 02, 2020

The New York Times managed a particularly convincing scoop this week when it exposed a story of collusion with some pretty dramatic consequences, including the loss of thousands of innocent lives, all for the sake of corporate profit. This one is based on fact rather than the musing of the...

The Rapid Growth of Emmanuel Macron’s Authoritarianism

Nov 25, 2020

In early October, French President Emmanuel Macron, as a preparation for the 2022 election, made the decision to mount a campaign blaming France’s Muslims for their failure to embrace the country’s increasingly dogmatic “Republican culture.” To counter Marine Le Pen’s anti-immigration...

Zambia Is The Economist’s Damsel in Distress

Nov 18, 2020

For nearly two centuries, The Economist has been sitting in the saddle upon its high horse in London with an unfettered view across what was once the British Empire. This has enabled it to offer a clear-sighted, objective analysis of the world’s problems through the lens of its unassailable...

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