Elon Musk Has No Use for College

Mar 12, 2020

Who isn’t interested in any random pronouncement that Elon Musk makes? After all, he’s smart and he’s rich and getting richer every day. He also acts like a media celebrity, saying provocative things in public, which most smart or rich people — who don’t seek to be known as brands —...

Africa’s Mixed Record on Keeping Up With UN Goals
Mar 10, 2020

Africa’s Mixed Record on Keeping Up With UN Goals

The Unfolding Humanitarian Catastrophe in Idlib
Mar 04, 2020

The Unfolding Humanitarian Catastrophe in Idlib

China’s Influence Dampens International Response to Coronavirus Outbreak
Feb 24, 2020

China’s Influence Dampens International Response to Coronavirus Outbreak

Iran Faces Yet Another Undemocratic Election

Iran Faces Yet Another Undemocratic Election

Feb 20, 2020

On February 21, yet another nominal election will take place in Iran, coming on the heels of widespread protests in over 100 cities at the end of last year. It was the third time that the Iranian government faced protests in the last decade and the biggest since the Islamic Revolution of...

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....

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...

Canada’s Indigenous Communities Fight to Protect Their Environment

Canada’s Indigenous Communities Fight to Protect Their Environment

Jan 22, 2020

Canada isn’t one of the first nations that comes to mind when thinking hotspots of racism and mistreatment of social groups across the globe. Above and beyond Canadians’ legendary reputation for being “nice,” the country is widely seen as an open and liberal place. Indeed, it scores highly...

MLK: Do We Still Dare to Dream?

MLK: Do We Still Dare to Dream?

Jan 20, 2020

As we once again remember Martin Luther King (MLK), we pause and reflect on what he would make of a world that appears to be retreating back to the isolationism and racism that was common in the time he lived. Cut short in his prime, King’s legacy must be discussed with “what if” scenarios....

When It Comes to Mental Health, India Remains Shockingly Misinformed

When It Comes to Mental Health, India Remains Shockingly Misinformed

Jan 17, 2020

Indian journalist Manu Joseph recently wrote a column in which he questions major intellectual advances in history, claiming they were nothing but delusional ideas of schizophrenics. He asks, rhetorically: “What if many things that we call philosophies today had emerged from a mental disorder?...

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still

Climate Change: One Step Forward, While Standing Still

Dec 27, 2019

Have you ever tried walking on a travellator? You know, those moving platforms at airports that help you get to your destination when you are in a hurry or tired, or have a lot of baggage to carry. Have you also tried to walk in the wrong direction on it? Depending on your own pace and the speed...

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...

The Carrots and Sticks of Due Diligence

The Carrots and Sticks of Due Diligence

Dec 17, 2019

Throughout history, France has often been on the frontlines of leading change. This time it is about state regulation of transnational business activity. It was only in March 2017 when France's Corporate Duty of Vigilance Law entered into force. Over two years later, mandatory human rights and...

Violence Against Women Is an Assault on Human Rights

Violence Against Women Is an Assault on Human Rights

Dec 16, 2019

Meena (name changed), a 26-year-old woman from Pune, India, has been receiving assistance from the Family Planning Association. One day, she rushed to the clinic in tears, desperately hoping for some help. Meena continued to cry as the counselor screened her for signs of domestic violence. She...

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