opinion / analysis

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...

India

A Better Way To Read India's Rising COVID-19 Numbers

How is the pandemic panning out in the world's second most populous country? Science editor for T...

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...

Colombia

No Mercy For Conquistadors, But We Can Let Their Statues Stand

Latin America can do a lot more to right history's wrongs than topple the bronze effigies of its ...

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...

India

Why Modi's Big-Money Stimulus Package Isn't What It Seems

-Analysis- NEW DELHI — In a discussion on NDTV about the contents of the third tranche of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's stimulus package for the economy, Yogendra Yadav, one of India's ...

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...

Belgium

How COVID-19 Is Changing The Meaning Of Borders

Coronavirus travel restrictions have been a wake-up call for Europeans, especially since nearly a...

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 ...

Italy

Food Or Safety? Lockdown And Migrant Laborers In Italy

Even as the total number of cases of COVID-19 decreased In Italy, an outbreak flared up in the southern province of Caserta among migrant agricultural laborers. Writing in the Italian daily La ...

China

Deng To Xi, The Troubling "Sovietization" Of China

Beijing seems to be abandoning the very strategy that allowed it to not only survive the collapse...

Canada

Far From Alabama: Quebec Must Face Its Own Systemic Racism

-OpEd- Let's talk about the words that are at the center of this wake-up-call of a debate. There's the word "racism," for starters. It's a garbage dump of a word, one that embodies a ...

Sweden

Cold War To COVID-19, A Swedish Priest Answers Susan Sontag

The late American essayist Susan Sontag theorized that people are drawn to watching disaster films to help normalize and rationalize what we find psychologically unbearable. Watching a ...

Germany

The Problem With Trimming The U.S. Military Presence In Germany

The chief foreign policy correspondent for Die Welt chimes in on Trump's decision to reduce the n...