Marine One arrives in the Alps.
AP Photo/Evan Vucci
The Conversation scholars analyze a few of the key themes and speeches that punctuated the three-day gathering of global elites in the Alps.
This unassuming, snowy town becomes home to the global elite for a few days each year.
AP Photo/Markus Schreiber
A business and humanities scholar advises the president to pack three novels and a children's story for his long transatlantic flight to Switzerland aboard Air Force One.
Emmerson Mnangagwa, President-elect of Zimbabwe.
After the fall of autocratic ruler Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe faces a difficult choice between the stability of a transnational government or a potentially divisive election contest.
Women carry goods across a makeshift bridge in the Ilaje slum in Lagos. Widening inequality is fuelling tensions across Nigeria.
Protests are raising tensions in Africa's most populous country, with agitators and federal troops clashing on the streets. But is Nigeria on the brink of another civil war?
More and more African students head to China each year to study.
Newly translated Chinese Ministry of Education records shine light on China's shifting place in the global higher education landscape.
Everyone in their place.
Steve Parsons PA Archive/PA Images
It's a nice idea: a society where people are judged on merit alone. But it remains a fiction.
Donald Trump in New Mexico.
Donald Trump is the latest example of populism's return to the global political landscape. Nine scholars from seven countries examine the link between populism and democracy.
Do they still rule the world?
Corporate board via www.shutterstock.com
While few would bemoan its end, the club fostered strong ties among the titans of Corporate America and ensured moderate candidates and policies. Its death has led to more extremism.
There are shortcomings in celebrity led campaigns against “conflict minerals” such as the one in which US actress Robin Wright is involved.
Robin Wright's instagram
The relationship between advocacy organisations based in Western capitals and their marketed constituency of marginalised and disadvantaged African groups is tenuous. What then, is the goal?
Malawian President Peter Mutharika has promised to fight the corruption that has seen donors withdraw their support for his impoverished nation.
Malawi appears to have learnt nothing from the biggest state corruption scandal that rocked the country two years ago, leading to donors withdrawing their support. The same conditions still remain.
There is a gaping hole in South Africa between those who are wealthy, and the working poor
South Africa’s inequality levels are stark. The rich are super rich, the poor very poor. There's a gaping hole in the middle and this is the greatest threat to stability.