opinion / analysis

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...

United Kingdom

Hashtag Activism And Human Rights In Iran

Iranian authorities have proven themselves amenable to online pressure. But to effect lasting cha...

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...

Belgium

A Belgian Professor Grades Remote Learning: C+

The pandemic closed classrooms and pushed the education process online. It was a desperate measur...

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

How To Overcome British Bad Faith On Falklands Diplomacy

Argentina must boost its scientific activities in the South Atlantic and maintain diplomatic pres...

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 ...

Argentina

Argentina: Fernández-Kirchner Looks Like Medvedev-Putin

Argentines were hoping Alberto Fernández would be autonomous from his VP and former presid...

Russia

Understanding The Limits Of German Influence Over Russia

BERLIN — Over the past two weeks, since the allegations of election rigging in Belarus, there have been calls for Germany to open a dialogue with Russia. As if the country with the world's ...

France

Bad American Art — How Trump Looks In France

A self-described American aesthete has no good answers for her French friends aghast at the reali...

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...