opinion / analysis

India

Nothing Quaint About India's COVID Exodus To Countryside

The pandemic has prompted many city workers to seek refuge back in the countryside roots. For the...

Iran

How Iran's Regional Meddling Could Eventually Backfire

In Lebanon and Iraq, two countries that Iran's clerical regime has long tried to control, some Sh...

Germany

What New World Order? The Case For A Stronger Germany

No country has profited from the Pax Americana as much as Germany. Now, as U.S. influence wanes, ...

Spain

What COVID-19 Teaches Us About Sustainable Tourism

Latin American economies, like others, have suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tourism could ...

China

Wealth Inequality In China: Measured At Home And At School

After the topic of bulk sanitary napkins went viral online, the broader issue of the gap between ...

Czech Republic

A Czech Exception? LGBTI Push For Progress In Central Europe

Attitudes are shifting in countries with both a communist past and strong Christian roots.

Lebanon

A New Lampedusa? Lebanese Risking Lives To Migrate By Sea

Lebanese have long emigrated to Europe and elsewhere. But not like during this crisis: on clandes...

United States

Trump And COVID: Will It Be Like Boris Johnson Or Bolsonaro?

Ahead of the Nov. 3 election, this is an October Surprise that has four full weeks to play out.

Iran

A Wrestler's Execution, Proof That Iran's Regime Is Nervous

Under pressure both at both home and abroad, the Islamic Republic's clerical regime is using capi...

Germany

Merkel To Moria: Is Accepting Migrants A Moral Imperative?

In mid-September, fires destroyed Greece's largest migrant camp, the vastly overcrowded Moria facility on the island of Lesbos. The disaster left some 13,000 already desperate people with no ...

Colombia

The News Media And Advertising: Evolution Of A Zero-Sum Game

Even in its more profitable heyday, the ad-driven media model had its fundamental flaws.

Peru

Don't Be Fooled By WHO Conspiracy Theories

The World Health Organization is far from perfect. But the WHO was never, as Trump and others sug...

India

India's Liberals And The Misguided Appeal Of Religious Nostalgia

Hindutva is a menace of Indian society, and to confront it head on, liberals need to stop celebra...

Argentina

China v U.S.: What Growing Tensions Mean For Latin America

While the U.S.-China rivalry is not yet a repetition of the Cold War, it will have repercussions ...

Sweden

COVID-19 Lockdown Policy: Are We All Sweden Now?

It's now been four months since most of the world reached the agreement that Sweden's no-quarantine strategy had failed. In the end, it was the only European country to never go into lockdown, and ...

United Kingdom

After Arab-Israeli Deal, Iran Must Face Its Own Isolation

As Israel and the Arab world roll toward a major rapprochement, Iran continues to resist pressure...

Colombia

Is The UN Security Council Destined To Disappear?

The pandemic has delivered yet another blow to the increasingly irrelevant, UN-led multilateral s...

France

Beyond Science, The COVID-19 Vaccine Is A Question Of Trust

The halting of AstraZeneca's vaccine trial is not only a reminder of the challenge of finding a c...

Colombia

Pardon? How Venezuela's Maduro Is Undermining His Opponents

The leftist strongman's latest prison releases of political opponents has nothing to do with bein...

United States

David Blaine And Donald Trump, Trading Places

-Essay- PARIS — I do my best not to get pulled into the rabbit hole of U.S. election coverage. It's hard to imagine, at this point, how any poll or tweet or scandal could possibly affect ...

Argentina

Donald Trump, Accident Or Consequence Of History

The bombastic president seems to have little regard for precedence or decorum. But is he just an ...

France

Will Our Tech World Lead To Tech Wars?

From Zoom changing the way we work to artificial intelligence changing the way we shop, we've gotten used to reading about how information technology influences our daily habits and drives the ...