opinion / analysis

Colombia

Avocado v. Coffee, A Battle For Colombian Farmland

There's risk of a veritable 'coffeecide,' as farmers are forgoing tradition and trying to cash in...

Colombia

Maduro Worse Than Xi? The Case For Colombia-Venezuela Trade

Troubled as Venezuela may be, it is a major, and needy, market right next door to Colombia. Doubl...

Mexico

Mexico's Own Pandemic: Normalization Of Horrific Violence

If murder and kidnappings in Mexico were a contagious disease, the country's feeble response and ...

Italy

For Italians, A Coronavirus Lesson On Undesirable Foreigners

-Essay- ROME — I've got a daughter who works abroad and, like many Italians, she is experiencing for the first time a different reaction when she says: "Yes, I'm Italian." It is the gaze ...

France

A Musk Read: On The Gray Areas Of The Green Revolution

Two projects with billionaire Elon Musk's name on it help highlight that the cause of saving the ...

Argentina

Why A Warming Antarctica Needs Argentina

Thanks to its diplomatic skills and scientific resources, Argentina is uniquely positioned to ser...

Germany

The Silent Power Of The Moderate Majority

Public discourse seems to be dominated these days by political polarization and extreme positions...

United States

Bernie Or Bust: Do The Democrats Have A Chance To Beat Trump?

Ahead of Super Tuesday's crucial Democratic primaries, a look at the unlikely "broken clock" fron...

France

For A Ban On Selling Your Data — It's Like Selling Your Organs

France abides by the legal notion that the human body is inviolable, and thus prohibits the sale ...

Germany

Angela Merkel's Party Risks Reverting To Male Domination

The debate about Angela Merkel's successor shows that her CDU party is lacking in powerful women ...

Germany

Hanau Attack: Echos Of The Past In Germany's Far-Right Hatred

After the killing of nine in the western German town of Hanau, it is clear the state must do more...

Egypt

Regrets And Solitude From An Egyptian Lesbian Turning 40

"Where do we go to die, when we have lived thousands of lifetimes in a world that was not made fo...

Egypt

Memory As Defiance: Arab Spring Reflections From Cairo

Nine years after the Jan. 25 popular revolution that overthrew President Hosni Mubarak, so much o...

Venezuela

Canada's Indecent Proposal To Fix The Mess In Venezuela

Mediation may well be what Venezuela needs to climb out of its deep political crisis, but it can'...

Argentina

Why Medical Breakthroughs Need More Testing Than Ever

The country's food and drug administration should be careful about rubber stamping medical produc...

Russia

Russia's Shift To China, From Farmlands To Geopolitics

MOSCOW — Nowadays, if you want to hear the Russian language spoken properly in Moscow, you have to go to an upscale restaurant. Anything less posh is occupied by people coming from Central ...

France

The Problem With The 'Cash Is Dead' Argument

Cash use is declining, but don't expect it to disappear. Still, there is another popular payment ...

China

Coronavirus: A Pandemic Born Of 'Strange' Culinary Tastes?

The epidemic unnerving the world originated in the Wuhan shellfish market, where other local deli...

France

A Philosophical Take On Why Emojis Are Just Dumb

Modern languages are rich, beautiful and complex, and took ages to develop. Hearts and smiley fac...

Vatican City

Between Two Popes: Father Georg Gänswein Redefines Vatican Diplomacy

It is the most delicate of roles right now, as Father Georg continues to serve his original boss,...

Russia

Putin's Chess Match With Russia's Constitution As Pawn

A sudden rash of constitutional changes, and the government's subsequent resignation, looks to be...

Chile

Whiff Of Australian Smoke In South America, World On The Brink

From the apocalyptic Australian fires to the killer drone strike on Iran's top military commander...