To Exist or Not to Exist? That Is the Billion-Dollar Question

Feb 21, 2020

In the most recent Democratic presidential primary debate in Nevada, MSNBC journalist Chuck Todd asked candidate Bernie Sanders a probing question, “What did you mean that you don't think they should exist?” Sanders described the effects of an economic system that allows for...

Iran Faces Yet Another Undemocratic Election
Feb 20, 2020

Iran Faces Yet Another Undemocratic Election

Jeff Bezos to the Planet’s Rescue
Feb 19, 2020

Jeff Bezos to the Planet’s Rescue

Morocco Pays a High Price for Tourism Gentrification
Feb 18, 2020

Morocco Pays a High Price for Tourism Gentrification

Libya Is a Problem for All of Africa

Libya Is a Problem for All of Africa

Feb 14, 2020

As General Khalifa Haftar’s troops continue to battle the UN-recognized Government of National Accord for the control of Libya’s capital Tripoli in a “final push,” it is evident things might get worse than they already are for the country that has been engulfed in conflict since 2011....

Emmanuel Macron’s War on Welfare

Emmanuel Macron's War on Welfare

Feb 13, 2020

France is in chaos. For the last five years, the land of wine, cheese and chateaux has dominated headlines for all the wrong reasons: a series of terror attacks, the yearlong mobilization by the gilets jaunes, and now the longest transport strike in over two decades that crippled Île-de-France...

The Importance of Good Governance

The Importance of Good Governance

Feb 12, 2020

To the extent that people know anything about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), they reasonably assume that they have something to do with the economy (development), and with the environment (sustainability). They’re only partly right. The bigger challenge, especially for countries in...

India: Autopsy and Resurrection of a Republic

India: Autopsy and Resurrection of a Republic

Feb 12, 2020

Citizenship is fundamental to any republic, and the executive branch has the right and obligation to keep track of the number of citizens and non-citizens residing in its territory. The National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) in India are worthy...

Made in Britain: Understanding the Realities of Radicalization

Made in Britain: Understanding the Realities of Radicalization

Feb 06, 2020

Sudesh Amman, a first-generation Sri Lankan Muslim, was shot dead on the streets of south London by undercover police officers on February 2. Released less than two months after serving half his sentence, Amman attacked three people with a knife he had purchased moments earlier. Questions are now...

When Women Hate Women

When Women Hate Women

Jan 31, 2020

It’s about time to have a new #MeToo movement — one that gives voice to all those women who have been bullied, denigrated, dismissed and humiliated by other women, particularly women in a position of power. This might sound bizarre. After all, the myriads of documents produced by...

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Invent the Wheel

Donald Trump and Elon Musk Invent the Wheel

Jan 24, 2020

No one can claim that US president Donald Trump lacks empathy for at least some of the downtrodden. Interviewed by CNBC at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Trump responded to a question about Elon Musk. Given all that Musk has been through in recent times, Trump acknowledges that the poor fellow...

A Better Way to Fight the #MeToo Fight

A Better Way to Fight the #MeToo Fight

Dec 21, 2019

There is no doubt that great strides have been made since Tarana Burke started the original “me too” campaign over 10 years ago — a movement that gained momentum after Alyssa Milano’s 2017 tweet using the hashtag went viral. As a result, the number of rapes and sexual assaults reported to...

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

Turning Family Into a Political Weapon

Dec 19, 2019

In March 2019, the World Congress of Families (WCF), in collaboration with the International Organization for the Family (IOF), organized its 13th conference, “The Wind of Change: Europe and the Global Pro-Family Movement,” in Verona, Italy. Sponsors and speakers at the event came from two...

Why #MeToo Won’t Succeed in India

Why #MeToo Won’t Succeed in India

Dec 18, 2019

Kabir Singh is a drunkard. He’s also an angry lover. And a sociopath. Kabir Singh is the archetypal abusive man: He falls head over heels for a woman at first sight, pursues her until she gives in, wards off other suitors by threatening them, and slaps her when he is angry. What does the...

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