Will Qatar Succeed in Hosting the First Carbon-Neutral World Cup?

The 22nd FIFA World Cup in 2022 will be hosted by Qatar, meaning that for the first time in history the international association football bonanza will be held in the Arab world. Football aficionados are waiting to see how a Muslim-majority country that beat the United States as host will deliver...

It’s Time to Rethink Our Approach to Medicine
May 22, 2020

It's Time to Rethink Our Approach to Medicine

Central Europe Tiptoes Into the New World After Coronavirus
May 21, 2020

Central Europe Tiptoes Into the New World After Coronavirus

COVID-19 Casts a Shadow Over Swedish Exceptionalism
May 21, 2020

COVID-19 Casts a Shadow Over Swedish Exceptionalism

Abuse in Lockdown: Gender Violence in the Philippines

Abuse in Lockdown: Gender Violence in the Philippines

May 20, 2020

On April 6, it was reported that the Commission on Human Rights was calling for stronger measures to tackle the increased rates of domestic violence incidents in the Philippines due to the lockdown measures that were implemented on March 16. The quarantine is worsening the problem of...

Indonesia’s Policy Over Travel Leads to Confusion for Eid

Indonesia’s Policy Over Travel Leads to Confusion for Eid

May 20, 2020

Indonesia has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. At the time of publishing, there have been more than 19,000 confirmed cases and over 1,200 deaths. Due to a lack of testing — just 776 people per 1 million in a country with a population of 268 million — the number of infections is...

The Culling of the Herd

The Culling of the Herd

May 19, 2020

You don't have to be within an eyeshot of the great plains to know about the “culling” of the herd. Where I grew up, near a small farm in New England, we kids knew all about “culling.” Across the road, on the far side of the cornfield, near the tree line, there would be a...

Has COVID-19 Launched a New Era of Deadly Pandemics?

Has COVID-19 Launched a New Era of Deadly Pandemics?

May 19, 2020

There are many theories as to how COVID-19 began. Some of them are plausible, others are nonsensical. US President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo have done their bit to fan such theories. Many in the world believe that the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, was either released...

Vladimir Putin Keeps a Tight Grip on Power

Vladimir Putin Keeps a Tight Grip on Power

May 19, 2020

Since the beginning of 2020, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s popularity has dropped to its lowest point in 14 years. From February to March, Putin’s favorability dropped from 69% to 63%, and his disapproval ratings rose from 30% to 36%. While the Russian president continues to have a net...

India’s Health-Care System Is in Shambles

India’s Health-Care System Is in Shambles

May 18, 2020

India has an abysmally low percentage of people with access to decent health care. About 300 million Indian citizens live below the poverty line and, for them, medicine is prohibitively expensive. For decades, serious medical conditions have pushed families into poverty and destitution. From 2000...

Should We Reopen the Economy?

Should We Reopen the Economy?

May 15, 2020

Welcome to "Chewing the Fat," our weekly talk show here at WXYZ. Today, we have a special treat for you: two guests who will answer the question on everyone’s mind. Should we stay at home in virtual quarantine or should we head out the front door and reopen the economy? The...

The Worst President at the Worst Time

The Worst President at the Worst Time

May 14, 2020

A “perfect storm” is an overused expression that often describes what happens when a whole lot of things go wrong at the same time to create a disastrous situation or outcome. Welcome to America in the time of the coronavirus pandemic. If it is possible to have a tsunami of perfect...

COVID-19 Will Have Long-Lasting Effects on Migration

COVID-19 Will Have Long-Lasting Effects on Migration

May 14, 2020

A dangerous cycle for immigrants has begun. On April 20, President Donald Trump announced that he would sign an executive order to temporarily halt immigration into the United States in order to curb the spread of COVID-19. As of April 1, 90% of the world's population already resided in a country...

South Korea Faces Challenges in a Post-Coronavirus World

South Korea Faces Challenges in a Post-Coronavirus World

May 13, 2020

While some Western nations begin easing some aspects of nationwide lockdowns, South Korea has so far successfully managed the coronavirus pandemic without imposing such massive restrictions. Public life continues more or less normally in South Korea and most businesses, including shops,...

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