The Future of Factory Workers

August 27, 2017

“America First” Exposes Itself

June 24, 2017

There is growing international awareness that America is a net taker, cleverly nurturing its own prosperity at the expense of global prosperity. I recently returned from a month of travel in Europe. While there, I searched far and wide for anyone who had a good word for Trump and managed to...

China Goes Green as the US Goes Black

June 07, 2017

The US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement puts both the environment and the economy at grave risk. In November 2016, the Paris Climate Agreement came into force, meaning governments that had ratified the accord now had an obligation to reduce human impact on climate change. But on June...

Trump’s Wall vs Private Land

April 05, 2017

The implementation of President Trump’s border wall faces legal battles over private land. While President Donald Trump intends to build a border wall for the security of the American people, many Americans face the fear of losing their land. Aurora Flores Trigo is among 58 heirs to her...

Let’s Head to the Moon

February 16, 2017

The moon is a safer bet, not Mars. Well, at least for now. I still remember the night when my siblings, my father, some workers on the farm and I sat around a fire on a cold night in the middle of a jungle, and listened to a decrepit old radio. It was the late 1960s in western India and we were...

Steve Bannon’s Real Vision Isn’t America First… It’s America Alone

February 09, 2017

What does it mean for international relations when the most powerful country in the world becomes a pariah state? Donald Trump is holding up the severed head of the Statue of Liberty. It’s a striking image for a magazine cover. But it’s not the front of The Nation or the American Civil...

Obama Out, Trump In

January 19, 2017

As Donald Trump becomes president, we must remember: We are all observers of history. On January 20, the United States enters a new era. It will no longer be the same country. It will be different from what it has been for the past eight years under Barack Obama. It will also be different from...

How Obama Took Foreign Policy Forward… and Back

January 19, 2017

When it came to race, climate or diplomacy, Obama was like a visitor from the future. On trade and intervention, however, he was often stuck in the past. For Barack Obama supporters, the last eight years have been a victory of wise leadership over the forces of darkness in Congress and the world...

The World This Week: Barack Obama Bows Out of the White House

January 15, 2017

Obama promised change but prized continuity, chose Clinton’s economics over Roosevelt’s, and made historic rapprochements with some longstanding adversaries. The curtain has rung down on the first black president of the United States. After an improbable victory, Barack Hussein Obama is...

The Quest For a Collective Conscience in America

January 15, 2017

America will finally begin to realize its promise only when people of conscience stop making excuses for this blighted nation. The depth of the problem has finally dawned on me. I went into the US presidential election expecting that an ignorant electorate could really get it wrong, and they...

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