It's Time for a Global Planet Authority

Oct 23, 2019

In 2022, 33 years after Sir Tim Berners-Lee wrote the computer program HTML and gave us the World Wide Web, 5 billion of us will be connected to each other via the internet. This connectivity did not exist at the end of the First or the Second World Wars, but it does now. We have just formed...

The Rising Expectations of Women Entrepreneurship
Oct 17, 2019

The Rising Expectations of Women Entrepreneurship

Turkey’s “Peace Corridor” Isn’t a New Idea
Oct 10, 2019

Turkey’s “Peace Corridor” Isn’t a New Idea

Making America White Again?
Oct 03, 2019

Making America White Again?

How Do We Understand Non-Violence?

How Do We Understand Non-Violence?

Oct 02, 2019

October 2 has been designated as the International Day of Non-Violence to coincide with the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. Non-violence is often misinterpreted as something passive, but it is a set of attitudes, actions or behaviors intended to persuade the other side to change its opinions,...

What Can the Fourth Industrial Revolution Do for Sustainable Development?

What Can the Fourth Industrial Revolution Do for Sustainable Development?

Oct 01, 2019

With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), the potential to integrate technology into the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is reaching new heights. According to Klaus Schwab, Founder of the World Economic Forum, 4IR is “blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and...

How Indonesia Can Prevent Forest Fires

How Indonesia Can Prevent Forest Fires

In recent weeks, Indonesia has been in the headlines due to forest fires. Having spread throughout the country in Southeast Asia, the regions of Jambi, South Sumatra, Kalimantan and Sulawesi have been severely affected while Riau Province has been the worst hit. According to the National...

The Case for Impeachment Goes Way Beyond Ukraine

The Case for Impeachment Goes Way Beyond Ukraine

Sep 26, 2019

“Has Trump finally gone too far?” There’s a headline you’ve seen a thousand times. At last, Speaker Nancy Pelosi says he has. A whistleblower says US President Donald Trump withheld foreign aid to Ukraine to pressure the country’s new president into investigating the past business of...

There Are Mixed Messages on the Moroccan Economy

There Are Mixed Messages on the Moroccan Economy

Sep 25, 2019

Reading tea leaves, even great Moroccan mint tea, is always challenging, especially with data that doesn’t always seem to match up. So, depending on what you’re measuring and where you gather your statistics, the message can vary from so bad to almost great, when it comes to economic...

It’s Time to Be Climate Smart

It’s Time to Be Climate Smart

Sep 23, 2019

World Peace Day, which is marked every year on September 21, has just passed. The chance to do some soul-searching with regards to the state of peace on our planet is as important as ever before. For all the relative calmness and progress of the second half of the 20th century and the early...

The Great Firewall of China

The Great Firewall of China

Sep 23, 2019

Over time, empires and nation-states have erected walls to protect their people and limit their interaction with the “outside world.” Now, walls are not only built in stone, but also in the digital world. For instance, while the Chinese were long shielded by the Great Wall, today they are...

Our Personal Styles of Information Gathering

Our Personal Styles of Information Gathering

Sep 20, 2019

There are two kinds of people — and not just people. Rather, I should say, there are two kinds of sensory styles. This applies to animals, even to Roombas. Knowing those styles helps fix some common arguments. Think of sensory processing in general — the making sense of the world we...

Eco-Nationalism: The Nature Within Our Borders

Eco-Nationalism: The Nature Within Our Borders

Sep 18, 2019

The ongoing fires wreaking havoc in the Amazon appear as a painful reminder of the radical right’s negligence of the natural environment, given the incompetency of Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, and his administration. Although Bolsonaro blaming NGOs for the rainforest fires seems...

How Crime Helps Finance Radical-Right Terrorism

How Crime Helps Finance Radical-Right Terrorism

Sep 16, 2019

Little research has been done on the financing of radical-right terrorist groups, especially when it comes to Germany. However, the finding within terrorism research that “money is the lifeblood of any organization, including the ones waging clandestine wars,” as Dipak K. Gupta puts it, also...

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