India Comes Together During Coronavirus Pandemic

May 29, 2020

In 1968, German mathematician Dietrich Braess made a rather fascinating observation. When you added an additional road between points A and B, it slowed traffic down rather than speed it up. The Braess paradox, as it is now called, is a counterintuitive observation that has been studied and...

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

Central Europe Tiptoes Into the New World After Coronavirus

The Culling of the Herd
May 19, 2020

The Culling of the Herd

Missing Bangladeshi Journalist Has Been “Found” — Now He Must Be Freed
May 12, 2020

Missing Bangladeshi Journalist Has Been “Found” — Now He Must Be Freed

What Really Makes America Great

What Really Makes America Great

May 11, 2020

This year’s US presidential election is likely to unleash the most polarizing discourse we’ve seen in decades. We’re likely to hear both sides use extreme labels like fascist, socialist and racist. We’ve already seen a clear schism between the parties and an equally deep-seated hostility...

No, 5G Didn’t Cause the Coronavirus Pandemic

No, 5G Didn't Cause the Coronavirus Pandemic

May 11, 2020

What a strange, twisted time we’re all experiencing at the moment. It would be bad enough if all we had to contend with was a novel virus, a lockdown and a projected 12 to 18-month wait for a vaccine. Unfortunately, there are those among us who are indulging in the spread of...

Global Health Policy Is World Politics

Global Health Policy Is World Politics

May 07, 2020

Border closures, lockdowns, competition for medical equipment, export bans — at the beginning of the health crisis, states in Europe and around the world were primarily concerned with implementing national measures and interests to contain COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus....

COVID-19: What Indonesia Can Learn From South Korea and Taiwan

COVID-19: What Indonesia Can Learn From South Korea and Taiwan

May 05, 2020

As the coronavirus spreads fast in Indonesia, experts believe that the country will become Asia’s new epicenter. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been criticized for not implementing a nationwide lockdown. Yet such measures would not be a silver bullet to contain COVID-19, the disease...

Another Journalist Disappears in Bangladesh

Another Journalist Disappears in Bangladesh

Apr 29, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is dominating the news, and rightly so. This pandemic is a human rights crisis, and millions of people are at risk. However, it is crucially important that the media continue to report on what else is happening in different countries around the world. In the midst of the...

Rohingya Refugee Camps Are the Next Frontline in COVID-19 Fight

Rohingya Refugee Camps Are the Next Frontline in COVID-19 Fight

Apr 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is a truly global crisis, challenging even the most advanced health systems and economies in the world. But more devastation looms as the novel coronavirus has not yet reached many of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Among them are more than 900,000 Rohingya...

Jean de Viguerie, a Counter-Revolutionary Historian in Post-1968 France

Jean de Viguerie, a Counter-Revolutionary Historian in Post-1968 France

Apr 28, 2020

The luminaries of contemporary counter-revolutionary thinking are not well-known and their publications are seldom reported, much less reviewed. France is one of few countries where counter-revolutionary groups are still active, mostly within the Catholic fundamentalist (“intégriste”)...

Finding Work in the Middle of a Pandemic

Finding Work in the Middle of a Pandemic

Apr 28, 2020

It seems that the impacts of COVID-19 have reached nearly every part of the globe. Schools have closed, businesses have shuttered and economies ground to a halt. In the US, 26 million have filed for unemployment benefits since the outbreak of the pandemic. A survey found that 99% of doctors in the...

Why Are American Companies Still Operating in China?

Why Are American Companies Still Operating in China?

Apr 22, 2020

When China established itself as the epicenter of global manufacturing some 20 years ago, its lure was evident. Chinese labor was cheap, and more than a billion potential consumers had whet the appetite of many large businesses. Although, over the past decade in particular, the country’s...

The Mind Tricks of Electoral Psychology

The Mind Tricks of Electoral Psychology

Apr 21, 2020

Following Donald Trump’s election as US president, many more radical-right rallies have taken place. This not only indicates an interaction between the electoral arena and civil society — it illustrates the fact that when a party (or a candidate) of the radical-right family is elected,...

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