In Conversation with Nobel Laureate Frances Arnold

November 26, 2018

In this edition of The Interview, Fair Observer talks to Frances Arnold, the 2018 Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry. The Nobel Prize is arguably the most prestigious award a scientist can win. Established in memory of the late Swedish chemist, engineer and philanthropist Alfred Nobel in 1895,...

Can GE Make the Most of Its “Reset Moment”?

November 04, 2018

Former GE Vice Chair Beth Comstock talks about her time at the company and the challenges that lie ahead for new CEO Larry Culp. Challenges continue to multiply at General Electric (GE), the iconic company that Thomas Edison founded in 1892. At the end of October, Larry Culp, who recently took...

Jamal Khashoggi Isn’t the Only Person Who’s Disappeared

October 09, 2018

At the same time as democracy itself, outspoken individuals are mysteriously disappearing. The Daily Devil’s Dictionary explains. Within the space of a few days, the world has taken note of a series of important disappearances. The demise of the great Catalan soprano, Montserrat Caballé, at...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Doomsayer” for India

September 21, 2018

India sees growing uncertainty as the rupee is failing and confidence in Modi’s government waning. Ruling parties tend to be optimistic and point to the silver lining whenever a looming crisis appears on the horizon. Al Jazeera describes the continuing weakness of the Indian rupee and what it...

Could Washington Dismantle UNRWA?

September 20, 2018

The Trump administration has a deeper and darker agenda than simply reviving peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians. On August 31, the Trump administration announced that it was suspending all financial support for the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA). In...

The Reuters Case in Myanmar Is a Wake Up Call

September 08, 2018

For all those who remain deeply committed to Myanmar’s reform process, the Reuters case is yet another wake up call. The government of Myanmar and its de facto head, Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, are facing renewed international condemnation after two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Destabilize” Saudi Arabia

August 08, 2018

Canada dares to challenge Saudi Arabia on human rights and suffers the consequences. What will the US do? A minor diplomatic war has broken out between Saudi Arabia and Canada. Business Insider reports that in response to a tweet by Global Affairs Canada expressing concern about the arrest of...

The Legacy of Colombia’s Peacemaker

Juan Manuel Santos leaves office as one of the most unpopular presidents in Colombia’s modern history. On August 7, the presidency of Juan Manuel Santos — Colombia’s peacemaker — comes to an end after two terms in office. Santos, who turns 67 on August 10, has stated in numerous...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Earning” Political Power

August 07, 2018

Andy Khawaja is a Lebanese-American CEO who knew how to make money and flirt with power until AP exposed his shady activities. On August 2, the Associated Press circulated a story about the activities of a Lebanese-American businessman, Ahmad “Andy” Khawaja, known for his generosity to the...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: “Meaning” What?

June 22, 2018

Voices that give meaning to meaning as society takes meaning away. Today’s most powerful voice in the wilderness may belong to Umair Haque, who in a recent column highlighted the moot question of the meaning of meaning. Reflecting on the dominant cultural trends of “materialism, rationalism,...

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