This year no fewer than 16 elections will take place in Africa, many of which involve removing presidential term limits. The motives are worth examining.
Paul Kagame, the President of Rwanda, has carefully orchestrated a constitutional reform that allows him to remain in power for the next 18 years.
The endeavor assumes that computers could manage billions of billions of cerebral connections. Alas, that's not happening anytime soon.
Uploading one's mind to a computer in order to attain digital immortality has long been the fantasy of geeks and billionaires. So what's stopping us?
Digital-media tools such as augmented reality, apps and online games have a vast potential to reinvigorate communication about wine.
With its share of the vote rising with each election, can the extreme-right party take power on its own? The example of the French communists during the postwar boom suggests otherwise.
France's extreme-right party has national ambitions, but its lead in the first round of local elections puts it in direct contradiction with its long-proclaimed ideology.
History shows that for France, assimilation has always been a selective process and anything but universally applied.
Do terrorists linked to Daesh slip into the groups of migrants streaming toward Europe? Our response to the Paris attacks and any potential manipulations shouldn't fall on refugees' heads.
Real-time analysis of Twitter data has been successfully used to predict elections, flu outbreaks and box-office results. So could it also be used on the stock market?
We must tackle the climate challenge by using economic tools to develop a consistent and equitable system for pricing carbon.
The greenhouse gases that cause climate change will take centre stage at the upcoming Paris climate talks. What are they and what are their effects?
As is distant wars, journalists in France are now kept away from areas where security forces intervene against terrorists. Should this be welcomed?
After November 13, teachers in France asked themselves how they could talk to their students about the violence. The answers are both creative and deeply moving.
Social media were at the heart of the attacks in Paris, serving as tools of communication and also sources of information and emotion.
The terrorists haven't attacked us because of our colour or religion, they want to destroy our way of life.
The 2015 "Conference of Parties" in Paris will bring together 195 nations rich and poor as well as the EU to try and hammer out a definitive climate agreement. So how does it all work?
A small invasive fish known as the topmouth gudgeon has already wreaked havoc on European species and its arrival to the US and South America is only a matter of time.
The economist and author backs calls for a eurozone parliament.
Khaled al-Asaad was a world renowned scholar before his death at the hands of Islamic State.