opinion / analysis

France

COVID-19, Waging War On A Still Unknown Enemy

Eight months after the initial warning signs, we still know very little about how the coronavirus...

Colombia

Surveillance And Servitude: The Pandemic's Most Sinister Legacy

The powers that be responded to the pandemic with an array of life-altering directives that, to a...

France

The Ancient Art Of Debt Relief, A Brief History

Owing, it would seem, is a part of the human experience, and not just in modern times ... and so ...

United Kingdom

The Kids Are Alright: What's Missing In The COVID-19/Youth Narrative

In the rush to vilify "irresponsible" young people, we too often overlook the efforts they're mak...

France

Long Haul: Europe's Aviation Sector Needs More Than A Rescue

The pandemic has thrown the sector into a tailspin. But if European states are willing to work to...

India

Developing The COVID-19 Vaccine Is Only Half The Battle

Even if researchers' quest for the coronavirus vaccine concludes quickly — and that's a big i...

Colombia

How To Conserve The Amazon Rainforest: Pay The Rent

The Amazon jungle provides benefits that extend well beyond the river basin itself. It stands to ...

France

Animal Instinct: A Pragmatic Manifesto For Synthetic Meat

Synthetic meat is on the rise — and this shouldn't just be big news for vegans. Philosophers a...

Argentina

COVID-19 Couldn't Have Come At A Worse Time For Latin America

Protests, slumping economies and the clear erosion in some countries of democratic institutions p...

Peru

Apocalypse Fiction And COVID-19: Why Life Didn't Imitate Art

In the movie version, the contagion would lead to lawlessness and chaos. But in reality, institut...

United States

What To Make Of The Mysterious Melania Trump

Slovenian-born writer Andrej Mrevlje tries once again to get a read on the fiercely reserved firs...

Chile

It's Time To Flatten The Climate Change Curve Too

There are important lessons to be learned from how the world mobilized to contain the novel coron...

Argentina

China's Century: Imagining A New, Post-Pandemic World Order

The Covid-19 crisis is likely to reshape globalization while benefiting China and other "illibera...

Egypt

Why A Total Ban On Wildlife Trade Could Make Matters Worse

An outright ban on wildlife trade may exacerbate the situation. Could carefully controlling these...

Colombia

Why Colombia May Be Primed For A Social Explosion

The long lockdown period has only added to the frustrations people feel about their country's unr...

Argentina

Hannah Arendt, Redux: The Enduring Power Of The Political Lie

Leaders like Trump and Bolsonaro don't just bend the truth. By using lies as a consistent politic...

Venezuela

Venezuela's Maduro Has A Surprising New "Ally" — Trump

The socialist strongman has plenty of critics. But he also has a remarkable amount of staying pow...

Colombia

Colombia, No Country For Old Folks

What if, instead of pretending to care about the welfare of the elderly, we just wrote them off c...

Iran

Iran Risks New Nationwide Protests As Economy Keeps Sinking

-Analysis- LONDON — "We're at the end of our rope," is a phrase you may hear these days among lower-income Iranians struggling to survive in a country heaving under economic sanctions and ...

India

India And The Poisoned Chalice Of Islamophobia

Anti-Muslim attitudes are "eating away at the idea of India" and finding expression even among th...

Hong Kong

Xi Jinping Risks All And Nothing In Hong Kong Crackdown

-OpEd- Chinese tanks have not rolled through the streets of Hong Kong, but Beijing's legislative coup Tuesday, on the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the territory's handover to China, is ...

Mexico

Why It's Far Too Soon To Start Betting On Biden

The protests, pandemic and poor U.S. jobs numbers all seem to spell trouble for President Donald ...