world affairs

Argentina

'The People v. Elites': An Existential Threat To Democracy

Failure to address spreading anger with economic inequalities, and to check its attendant demagog...

Iran

Why Iran Jailed An Unconventional French-Iranian Academic

Fariba Adelkhah, a French-Iranian expert on Shia society, has critics on all sides. Since June, s...

Egypt

Egypt's Neverending Story Of Incomplete Revolutions

Throughout the country's turbulent history, efforts to establish a government by and for the peop...

Mexico

Blaming The U.S. Won't Solve Mexico's Problems

Its shared border with the U.S. could be more of a blessing than a curse if only Mexico would cle...

Italy

The Italians Who Wash The Bloodied Feet Of Refugees

A group of good Samaritans gathers regularly in Trieste, near the border with the Balkans, to rec...

Argentina

Can "Citizen Diplomacy" Salvage Argentina-Brazil Relations?

With a socialist government in Argentina and Brazil's arch-conservative president cold-shoulderin...

India

Boasting "Digital India" - Shutting Down The Internet

India's cutting digital access for political reasons also costs livelihood for small businesses, ...

Chile

Crossing Big Data With "Thick Data" Can Make The Difference

Big data can provide firms with real-time information on consumer and social trends, but only if ...

India

Fear And Empowerment: Why Women Are Leading India's Protests

Is this a movement of women from India's liberal campuses against a new citizenship law targeting...

Colombia

Around The World, The Best Days Of Democracy Are Still To Come

Authoritarianism seems to be gaining ground in many parts of the planet. But from Hong Kong to Ch...

Syria

A French Kid Dragged Into Jihad, Lingers In A Syrian Prison

An 18-year-old prisoner recounts his departure from Roubaix, his life in a country at war, and hi...

Colombia

Why Women Are Particularly Vulnerable To Climate Change

-OpEd- BOGOTÁ — Is there a relation between women and the environment? Is it necessary to view environmental policies through female eyes? Is there is a difference in the male and female ...

Iran

Next Move Tehran? Iran Buries General, Plots "Strategic Revenge"

With a battered economy and recent anti-government street protests, can Iran fulfill its promise ...

Germany

World War II Memorabilia To Call Home? German Bunkers For Sale

Hundreds of air-raid shelters are still standing in Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein, witnesses to ...

France

Staff Picks, Our 15 Best Stories Of 2019

LES ECHOS France's Yellow Vests And The Problem With Post-Truth Economics Opinion shapers have a habit these days of disregarding facts, be they scientific or economic. Opinions matter, of ...

Cuba

Where Is The Outrage In Latin America Over Cuba?

The island nation hasn't had a free election for more than 70 years. And yet, as millions take to...

France

The 2019 Dozen — Our 12 Most Popular Stories Of The Year

LA STAMPA Meet The Doctor's Maid Who Inspired The Mediterranean Diet A housekeeper with serious culinary skills helped feed the mind and mouth of Ancel Keys, the American doctor famous for ...

Mexico

Trump, "Terrorist" Cartels And The True Roots Of Mexico's Violence

In loudly rejecting President's Trump threat to label Mexican drug gangs terrorists, Mexico's gov...

United States

Trump Impeached — Front Pages From The U.S. And The World

President Donald Trump became the third president in American history to be impeached. In a vote almost exclusively along party lines, Democratic-controlled House of Representatives charged Trump ...

Italy

Human Trafficking Routes, From Asia To The Fields Of Italy

'Entry to Italy guaranteed for €10,000' is the hook: An inside report of how Pakistani and B...

Germany

In Germany, Confronting Child Sex Abuse From The Past

An independent commission is shedding light on years-old allegations of abuse by priests, swim co...

India

Hate And Fear: Weapons Of Choice In Today's India

The country's leadership is opening a Pandora's box by normalizing brutality and impunity.