A snapshot of inequality in South Africa.
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People in some of the most unequal countries in the world think theirs is the paradigm of meritocracy. Can the data help explain this phenomenon?
During the US presidential election campaign, Donald Trump blamed NAFTA for US job losses.
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There's ample space to renegotiate some terms from the original agreement that would improve social welfare across the region.
Here's why I'm supporting this weekend's March for Science.
Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson head to a meeting in Moscow.
What vastly complicates Western policy in Syria is how to sanction Assad on one hand and deal with Islamic State on the other, without the country unravelling completely.
The 1994 Rwandan genocide evokes shame, despair, and revulsion.Yet, the events warrant reflection and remind us about the risks of looking the other way.
A lot is riding on the first head-to-head meeting between Trump and Xi.
Nothing less than the fate of the global economy lies in the balance as the two strong-willed leaders sit down for their first one-on-one meeting.
The rocky relationship between Russia and the West is on a knife edge. But simple dialogue and face-to-face discussions can go a long way to easing tensions.
Changes in governance in the Arctic region could supply an example of how the two global powers can cultivate a peaceful co-existence.
The U.S. and EU are stronger together.
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The Treaty of Rome, which eventually led to the European Union, is turning 60 at a time when many inside and outside Europe are questioning the union's value. For the U.S., much is at stake.
An Afghan militia vehicle on the outskirts of Kunduz, in October 2016.
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Under the Obama administration, the US army began to recruit, arm, and finance local militias to fight the Taliban. With Trump in the White House, what remains of this strategy?
The cryptocurrency is now starting to challenge gold as the investment of choice.
START Global Terrorism Database Terrorist Attacks Concentration Intensity Map.
University of Maryland
President Trump has asserted that media coverage of terrorist attacks under-represents their actual extent. Analysis of 50 years of news coverage answers this question, and raises others.
Australia got a taste of Donald Trump's approach to diplomacy in a sensational phone call with Malcolm Turnbull, details of which were leaked to the Washington Post.
Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir will likely intensify the Washington charm offensive and continue to stress Saudi Arabia’s indispensability to regional security and terrorism matters.
This year will continue to be a period of great uncertainty in Saudi Arabia. After a deterioration of relations with the United States under President Obama, the kingdom will be focused on strengthening…
Uncertainty about Trump’s capacity to respond rationally to unexpected crises makes the coming year a dangerous one for America and the world.
The breakdown of established liberal democratic norms has become the theme of Donald Trump’s election to the presidency of the United States. For this reason America and the White House are likely to be…
People react as they see North Korean leader Kim Jong-un during a mass rally and parade in Pyongyang.
In 2017, the Korean Peninsula retains its status as “political hotspot”, due largely to the uncertainty surrounding North Korea’s nuclear intentions. Even in the context of the country’s most recent missile…
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What do border walls cost? And do they work?
MQ Predator unmanned aircraft, the kind of drone used for targeted killings by the US army.
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Targeted killing – the killing of specific individuals usually performed by drones – is a globally expanding practice.
Between the European Union and the US, the international transfer of personal data became an economic, social and political issue.
Sgt. 1st Class Gordon Hyde, http://www.ngb.army.mil
Filmmakers sympathetic to the plight of Mexican and Central American migrants are using their films to counter the fug of misinformation.