Monday, April 22, 2019

Governing a Digitally Networked World

Governments built the current systems and institutions of international cooperation to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century problems. But in today’s complex and fast-paced digital world,...

From Yellow Vests to the Green New Deal

It is old news that large segments of society have become deeply unhappy with what they see as ‘the establishment’, especially the political class....

Bad News for Women

Nancy Pelosi is the highest-ranking elected female politician in the history of the United States. Theresa May is only the second female British prime...

Run down the Brexit clock

The overwhelming defeat that Britain’s Parliament inflicted upon Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan was fresh confirmation that there is no substitute for democracy....

Trump’s Most Worrisome Legacy

Kirstjen Nielsen’s forced resignation as US Secretary of Homeland Security is no reason to celebrate. Yes, she presided over the forced separation of families...

World Economy Goes Hollywood

If there is one useful conclusion that economists and investors can draw from the crazy year that has just ended – indeed, from the...

A Green New Deal for Europe

  Earlier this month, Jim Yong Kim abruptly resigned from his post as World Bank president, leaving a pillar of the international financial order without...

Regulating Speech in the New Public Square

Today, debates about public issues play out on social media, people receive their news via digital platforms, and politicians pitch their policies using these...

Global Health Versus Online Trolls

The most frustrating part of my job as a public health scientist is the spread of false information – usually online – that overrides...

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...

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