Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Democracy versus Disinformation

These are difficult days for liberal democracy. But of all the threats that have arisen in recent years — populism, nationalism, illiberalism — one...

Fighting Climate Change Means Fighting Organized Crime

As the world’s largest terrestrial carbon sink, the Amazon is a key front in the fight against climate change. But it is also host...

Journalism’s Risky Tech Attraction

Technology was supposed to solve some of the world’s biggest problems. Connect everyone to the Internet, it was once assumed, and democracy would follow....

New Paradigm for Plastics

We have long known that the accumulation of plastic in the world’s landfills and oceans represents a growing environmental risk. More recently, we have...

Beyond the Traditional Family

Last month, Pope Francis traveled to Abu Dhabi, where he met Ahmed el-Tayeb, the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar (Al-Azhar University is the leading Sunni...

Social Solution to Automation

  Nowadays, one struggles to think of any jobs that will still be available for our children when they grow up. Panicked parents are increasingly...

Renewing Europe

Never, since World War II, has Europe been as essential. Yet never has Europe been in so much danger. Brexit stands as the symbol of...

Migration Myths vs. Economic Facts

On 19 December, 2018, the United Nations General Assembly voted to adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration, with 152 votes...

Risky Retirement Business

The challenges posed by an aging population are manifold, and they are neither new nor unique. The populations of Italy and Japan have been...

Taking Vaccines the Last Mile

A four-year-old girl recently came to the emergency room where I work as a resident doctor. She was writhing in pain, her body convulsed...

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