Freedom, social progress and tolerance are Norwegian values, but not everyone there gets to enjoy them equally.
It's more important than ever that the U.S. understand China. So why don't our universities teach Chinese thought?
Unlike its neighbours, Iran's different ethnic groups live in relative peace and harmony. Given terrorism is often spurred by ethnic conflict, will Iranians be spared further terrorist attacks?
It is a tall order to try to become wise. And the bad news is that it appears harder than many philosophers have thought.
The United States is seeing an uptick in far-right extremist violence. It's time to pay more attention to this scourge and its causes.
What does it mean to be French? The two standing presidential candidates hope voters will agree with their version of the answer.
While Costa Ricans pride their country for being an oasis of stability in Latin America, the nation has struggled with restrictive laws and social attitudes toward immigrants from Nicaragua.
South Africa’s social compact is at breaking point and the country may need a dialogue similar to its 1994 political transition talks to get out of the crisis.
Can the world's progressives build their own international movement?
The idea of white victimhood played an important part in Donald Trump's rise. The South African brand of white supremacy has made a tangible contribution to this narrative of victimhood.
For young children, how we speak is often more important than what we say. Even 'positive' generalizations can lead children to adopt negative stereotypes.
When politics of compassion are replaced by binary visions of the world, we – scholars, media and civil society – should be able to provide challenging tools in the migration debate.
South Africa considers itself to be playing a key role in promoting the 'African Agenda' in continental and world affairs. But perceptions in the rest of Africa tell a different story.
In reelection bid, Merkel's not just up against a xenophobic, nationalist party in Germany. In the wake of Trump’s election, liberal democracies around the world hope she'll defend them, too.
The Japanese attack on a US naval base on Dec. 7, 1941 set in motion a series of events that transformed the United States into a global superpower. Will Donald Trump bring that era to an end?
Despite the noble goals of the new South Africa and its ideals of racial harmony, racial tensions remain a major problem in the country. Prejudice and bigotry persists even in universities.
Swinburne political scientist Bryan Cranton looks at why so many experts got the US Election so wrong
Is xenophobic rhetoric enough to get Latinos to turn out in large numbers? An expert on Latino politics explains.
The facts contradict Donald Trump's anti-Mexican rhetoric, but US mischaracterisation of its southern neighbor isn't new to this election season - nor will it end in November.
The foundation founded by Nelson Mandela in 1999 has done a major revision - it has written off most of his reign as comprising "grand symbolic gestures".