11 Sep 2019

Could We Have Prevented The Collapse Of The World Trade Center?

This day marks the tragic 9/11 attacks. One can perhaps vividly remember the tragic collapse

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11 Sep 2019

The Impact Of Immigration On EU Countries’ Nationalistic Sentiments

From the United Kingdom to Italy, Austria, and other European countries, recent elections have shown

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08 Sep 2019

International Literacy Day 2019: Literacy and Multilingualism

September 8 is International Literacy Day (ILD), as proclaimed by the United Nations Educational, Scientific,

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06 Sep 2019

No More Record Highs: Addressing The Plight Of Children Trapped In Armed Conflict

United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)  recently organized a symposium in Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan

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04 Sep 2019

The Amazon Fire Crisis Has Been 500 Years In The Making – As Brazil’s Indigenous People Know Only Too Well

São Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was recently plunged into darkness

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30 Aug 2019

Amazon Fires: Eight Ways You Can Help Stop The Rainforest Burning

A tragedy continues to unfold across the Amazon. Tens of thousands of fires are raging

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30 Aug 2019

Like ‘Shooting Water’: Why The Hong Kong Government Must Accept That Compromise Is The Only Way Forward

The Hong Kong protest movement is not deescalating – nor will it. Having battled for

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29 Aug 2019

Now Is Not The Time To Defend Britain’s Democracy – We Need A Democratic Revolution

The ancient institutions of the British state are well past their sell-by date. Only a

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27 Aug 2019

Tech Is Fueling The Hong Kong Movement. Here’s How, And Why It’s A Huge Step For Freedom

Over the past two months, Hong Kong has roared into global headlines. Its seven million

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25 Aug 2019

Amazon Fires Explained: What Are They, Why Are They So Damaging, And How Can We Stop Them?

Imagine a rainforest at dawn – the tall canopy laden with dripping ferns and orchids,

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24 Aug 2019

‘We Die Together’: Hong Kong Protests Are Being Driven By A Fearless Young Generation

As the protests in Hong Kong continue, it’s not uncommon to see teenagers dressed in

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23 Aug 2019

Leaked Documents Show Brazil’s Bolsonaro Has Grave Plans For Amazon Rainforest

Leaked documents show that Jair Bolsonaro’s government intends to use the Brazilian president’s hate speech

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22 Aug 2019

Increasing Wildfires Threaten To Turn Much Of Northern Hemisphere’s Forests From Vital Carbon Stores Into Climate Heaters

In 2014, we travelled to the northern boreal forests of Canada to set experimental fires

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21 Aug 2019

Amazon Rainforests That Were Once Fire-Proof Have Become Flammable

The Amazon rainforest is described as the planet’s lungs for good reason. So much carbon

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20 Aug 2019

Britain After Brexit: Welcome To The Vulture Restaurant

US business will asset-strip the UK, but that’s not all: the Pentagon will find the

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16 Aug 2019

The Infantilization Of Western Culture

If you regularly watch TV, you’ve probably seen a cartoon bear pitching you toilet paper,

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16 Aug 2019

Beijing Is Moving To Stamp Out The Hong Kong Protests – But It May Have Already Lost The City For Good

Since the start of mass demonstrations in Hong Kong in early June, there has been

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15 Aug 2019

Pseudoscience Is Taking Over Social Media – And Putting Us All At Risk

Search for “climate change” on YouTube and before long you’ll likely find a video that

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15 Aug 2019

Hong Kong Protests: History Lessons For Beijing From British Colonial Era Uprising

Beijing has made no secret that it is weighing up the option of using force

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13 Aug 2019

Modi Ushers In A New Intolerant India And Revokes Multicultural Democracy

The Hindu Nationalist government of Narendra Modi, with unexpected suddenness, has abolished the special constitutional

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13 Aug 2019

Hong Kong: Why The ‘One Country, Two Systems’ Model Is On Its Last Legs

Protest organisers in Hong Kong claim that nearly two million people, most clad in black

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12 Aug 2019

Hong Kong’s Mass Protests: An Explainer

The Hong Kong mass protests made it past the eight-week mark and it has been

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07 Aug 2019

Stop Blaming Video Games For Mass Killings

In the wake of the El Paso shooting on Aug. 3 that left 22 dead

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06 Aug 2019

When World Leaders Thought You Shouldn’t Need Passports Or Visas

In the age of heavily restricted migration, passport control seems a natural prerogative of the

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06 Aug 2019

Could A National Buyback Program Reduce Gun Violence In America?

Americans own nearly half of the world’s guns, with approximately 120 firearms for every 100

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02 Aug 2019

European Union: An Explainer

What is the European Union (EU)? Why was it established and how does it work?

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01 Aug 2019

Protest Is Not Enough To Topple A Dictator: The Army Must Also Turn

What does it take to overthrow a dictator? Reflecting on this question in exile, Leon

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29 Jul 2019

Globalization And The Enchantment Of The World

What does the term “globalization” mean? Is it a strictly economic phenomenon or does it

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29 Jul 2019

50 Years After Apollo 11, Why Haven’t We Gone Back To The Moon?

Fifty years have passed since the first moon landing on July 20, 1969 by Apollo

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27 Jul 2019

Diversity: The Same Old Faces Are Deciding The World’s Future And It Affects Us All

Just 160,000 Tory party members chose Britain’s new prime minister, Boris Johnson. It’s the first

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24 Jul 2019

China And The World: Inside The Dynamics Of A Changing Relationship

China is currently one of the world’s most powerful economies. Now touted as the world’s

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23 Jul 2019

Boris Johnson Is UK’s New Prime Minister – What To Expect

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is now UK’s new Prime Minister. After months of Brexit

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17 Jul 2019

Why Central Banks Need To Take Human Rights More Seriously

Many central banks are rethinking their approach to the environmental and social impact of their

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15 Jul 2019

Top 10 Most Peaceful Countries 2019

Which countries are the most peaceful? The Global Peace Index 2019 is here to answer

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09 Jul 2019

What Is The Biggest Threat To Your Country?

We all have things to worry about. But on an international scale, what are our

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04 Jul 2019

Winners And Losers In The US-China Trade War

Donald Trump’s presidency has been marked by a rise in protectionism. His “America First” policy

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03 Jul 2019

At The G20, A Focus On Sideshow Diplomacy And Photo Opps, With Limited Material Gains

What a weekend it’s been: global leadership, diplomacy and theatrics, all at play on the

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27 Jun 2019

Class, Trump, Brexit, And The Decline Of The West

In politics, long-term socio-economic trends and global shifts matter more than often overstated ‘progressive’ discourses

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25 Jun 2019

Who Really Pays For American Students To Go To College?

Individually, Americans spend a lot on higher education. Most undergraduates finish with about $30,000 in

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20 Jun 2019

What If Most People Love Violence?

For decades, I’ve investigated and promoted nonviolent action as a means to help create a

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18 Jun 2019

If You Oppose Donald Trump, Please Don’t Hate Him

When we allow ourselves to fall victim to hatred, we are doing our opponents’ work

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17 Jun 2019

Why Hong Kong Matters

Could mainland China not seek eventual convergence towards a democratic system, respectful of the full

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16 Jun 2019

What Does The Trump Administration Want From Iran?

Two oil tankers were attacked on June 13 off the coast of Oman, forcing the

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14 Jun 2019

How Technology Is Shaping Creative Activism In The 21st Century

Two decades into the 21st century, one would expect all manner of “new and innovative”

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11 Jun 2019

What Does It Take For Activists To Get Your Attention?

Activists are small players in the struggle for attention, which is controlled largely by advertisers.

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10 Jun 2019

Why The Nazis Studied American Race Laws For Inspiration

On 5 June 1934, about a year and half after Adolf Hitler became Chancellor of

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08 Jun 2019

US-China Trade War: Impact On Tech Companies

The ongoing US-China trade war is turning out to be really ugly for tech companies.

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08 Jun 2019

Five Reasons Why We Should Be Grateful To Donald Trump

People who are basically good sometimes cannot help doing evil. Conversely, an evil man cannot

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06 Jun 2019

D-Day 75 Years On: ‘Special Relationship’ Forged On The Beaches Of France Now Poised To Enter A New Era

In 1944 the blimps above London were barrage balloons – in 2019 the blimp above

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