08 Jan 2020

A Brief History Of The US-Iran Conflict

Last Friday, January 03, a US drone strike killed General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of

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07 Jan 2020

In Iran Showdown, Conflict Could Explode Quickly – And Disastrously

Despite the claims of optimists, the odds that an international conflict will snowball into a

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04 Jan 2020

Qassem Suleimani Air Strike: Why This Is A Dangerous Escalation Of US Assassination Policy

The US government has killed Iranian general Qassem Suleimani, commander of the Quds Force, the

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04 Jan 2020

Australia’s Bushfires Are A Wake-Up Call: We Must Build A More Humane Economy Before It’s Too Late

Economists used to admire scientists. Now they ignore them at our peril. Back in the

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26 Dec 2019

The Debacle Of GDP: How Our Digital Economy Renders The Legacy Metric Of Bounty Obsolete

Despite the attention given by economists and politicians to the GDP as a measure of

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20 Dec 2019

The Madrid Climate Talks Failed Spectacularly. Here’s What Went Down

The United Nations’ COP25 climate talks concluded on Sunday morning in Madrid, almost 40 hours

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18 Dec 2019

Why Democracy Produces Incompetent Leaders – And How to Fix it

Democracy doesn’t work. Plato thought it was a terrible system, a prelude to tyranny, giving

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17 Dec 2019

What Boris Johnson’s Victory Means For Britain’s Place In The World

With Boris Johnson’s impressive election victory, one of the biggest questions in British politics will

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12 Dec 2019

The World’s Biggest Arms-Producing Companies

Military services and arms sales last year totalled to $420 billion, this was 4.6. percent

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11 Dec 2019

International Mountain Day: Mountain High, Skin Deep

Mountains are beautiful. However, to fixate on their marvelous physicality is a huge disfavor. We

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11 Dec 2019

Climate Emergency: Dropping The Pretense

Extreme weather had displaced roughly 20 million people each year over the past decade. This

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10 Dec 2019

Human Rights Day 2019: Youth Empowers Positive Dynamics

The 10th of December is celebrated as Human Rights Day. This event marks the day

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06 Dec 2019

Looking Back: What Happened In Pearl Harbor?

7th of December 1941 is the day the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Prior to this,

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04 Dec 2019

At 70, Is NATO Still Important? 5 Essential Reads

As the NATO summit begins in London on Dec. 3, it brings together leaders of

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04 Dec 2019

NATO And The EU: A Short History Of An Uneasy Relationship

In the face of growing security challenges to Europe, from an antagonistic Russia, to instability

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01 Dec 2019

The Global Economic Impact Of Terrorism

Apart from fear and fatalities, terrorist attacks also impact our economy negatively. Each year, we

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19 Nov 2019

Why Aren’t Americans Rising Up Like The People Of Chile And Lebanon?

With more Americans demanding an alternative to a system that doesn’t serve their needs, the

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16 Nov 2019

What Do We Really Celebrate on International Day for Tolerance?

November 16 marks the International Day of Tolerance. This day, we commemorate tolerance. What is

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15 Nov 2019

Urban Unrest Propels Global Wave Of Protests

Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia,

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14 Nov 2019

The Joker to Guy Fawkes: Why Protesters Around The World Are Wearing The Same Masks

From Hong Kong to Chile and from Lebanon to Iraq, people around the world are

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12 Nov 2019

Are We Witnessing The Rise Of A New Terrorist Trend?

Manifestos and livestreaming seem to be the new trend in radical right terrorist attacks. Halle

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12 Nov 2019

Don’t Get Confused: The Difference Between Veterans Day, Remembrance Day, Armistice Day & Memorial Day

November 11 marks Veterans Day — and Remembrance Day. If you are in the United

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11 Nov 2019

Environmental Stress Is Already Causing Death – This Chaos Map Shows Where

Over 12 days at the start of October 2019 eight people were killed, more than

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10 Nov 2019

Open Science, Leave No One Behind: World Science Day For Peace And Development 2019

November 10 marks the World Science Day for Peace and Development. This annual event, according

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07 Nov 2019

The Countries Best Prepared To Deal With A Pandemic

Multiple times across history, pandemics killed large proportions of humanity. One of the recent pandemics

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07 Nov 2019

A Brief History Of The ISIS: How One Of The World’s Most Violent Terror Group Rose To Power

ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is dead, as confirmed by the terrorist militant group also

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05 Nov 2019

The World Is In A Revolutionary Moment – How Can The Global Left Be A Serious Player?

We are living in an extraordinary moment in world history. This is a period of

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05 Nov 2019

Why Is Chile Protesting?

Chile has been known as one of the more stable countries in South America but

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31 Oct 2019

These Are The Pros And Cons Of Every Brexit Option Left On The Table

Boris Johnson’s mantra, ever since becoming prime minister, has been to “get Brexit done”. Yet

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29 Oct 2019

Hong Kong Protesters Shouldn’t Pin Hopes On Outsiders To Solve Their Impasse With Beijing

The decision by the US House of Representatives to pass legislation tightening up the scrutiny

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29 Oct 2019

Brexit: What Now?

EU27 approved of the extension of the Brexit deadline extension yesterday, October 28. This is

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28 Oct 2019

Baghdadi’s Death Is A Huge Blow To Islamic State, But History Suggests It Won’t Guarantee A Safer World

“A very bad man” has been killed and “the world is now a much safer

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28 Oct 2019

Hong Kong Protests And Brexit Could Both End Up Benefiting Financial Elites

Protests in Hong Kong have captured the world’s attention in recent weeks, with demonstrators closing

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24 Oct 2019

United Nations At 74: What Is The UN, Anyway?

October 24 is United Nations (UN) Day, marking the day the organization came into existence.

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18 Oct 2019

The Top 10 Most Resilient Countries In The World 2019

We are living in a world which compels us to constantly take risks. There are

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18 Oct 2019

Three Ways To Stop The Global Economic System Working For Only Rich White Men

Women’s unpaid work is worth $10 trillion annually. Amazon’s Jeff Bezos’s personal wealth dwarves the

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16 Oct 2019

World Food Day 2019: All You Need To Know About Global Hunger

October 16 is World Food Day. This is a day to promote awareness and collective

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14 Oct 2019

Queen’s Speech 2019: The Queen Has Spoken. Let Us Just Get On With It.

Today, October 14, marks the State Opening of Parliament ceremony which formally starts the parliamentary

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10 Oct 2019

Hong Kong Is One Of The Most Unequal Cities In The World. So Why Aren’t The Protesters Angry At The Rich And Powerful?

There have been many explanations for the turmoil in Hong Kong, with protests still ongoing.

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07 Oct 2019

Examining Inequality: A Gates Foundation Report

In the midst of the growth and development in our world, there are those who

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04 Oct 2019

The Joker’s Origin Story Comes At A Perfect Moment: Clowns Define Our Times

The joker, the trickster, the jester, the provocateur – there is a rich cultural history

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04 Oct 2019

The History Of The People’s Republic Of China – Through 70 Years Of Mass Parades

Traditionally in China, 70 is an auspicious number. A person who reaches 70 is considered

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03 Oct 2019

Pathological Power: The Danger Of Governments Led By Narcissists And Psychopaths

After spending his early life suffering under the Nazis and then Stalin, the Polish psychologist

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02 Oct 2019

Dude! Where’s My Democracy?

People turn to authoritarian leaders not because they distrust democracy but because our system is

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30 Sep 2019

Quality Of Nationality Index: What Is Your Nationality’s Worth?

Deeply saddening, yes, but the reality that can be observed in this world is that

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29 Sep 2019

Not convinced on the need for urgent climate action? Here’s what happens to our planet between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming

Many numbers are bandied around in climate emergency discussions. Of them, 1.5°C is perhaps the

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28 Sep 2019

UN Climate Action Summit Missed A Key Ingredient: Climate Action

A summer of civil unrest. A global climate strike bringing millions of people to the

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25 Sep 2019

Climate Emergency: Why Global Mobilization Is So Important

This climate crisis is almost irreversible, and it is global. And global and irreversible should

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14 Sep 2019

Is Global Recession Inevitable For 2020?

With the on-going trade wars amongst other things happening in the world, it is hard

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