Angst when you forget your smartphone is not only a real psychological phenomenon--it also highlights a quintessentially postmodern problem: what the author calls the "anxiety of the disconnected".
Haiti has been struck by natural disasters before. Here's what we learned about helping victims.
Duterte says there are three million drug users in the Philippines. There are almost certainly many fewer than that.
Mexico has signed every international human rights treaty, but abuses are still rife.
Integrating large refugee populations goes far beyond simply offering citizenship to some.
Of many ways to make fundamental decisions in a constitutional democracy, Colombia and Great Britain chose the riskiest of all options: the plebiscite.
Is food sovereignty possible in the global world we live in today? Yes, if governments can develop appropriate policies.
The international community seems totally incapable of stopping the bloodshed in Syria. But we can express our outrage.
It's been ten years since "land grabbing" hit the headlines. What has changed?
Chinese parents and the state are concerned about the declining marriage rate in the country. But the focus on single men ignores the root of the problem.
The Pangsau Pass between Burma and India illustrates the complex issue of borders in the region.
Guterres must know the world we live in today more globally and more intimately than many a former minister or executive.
A week of extreme emotions in Colombia ends with a Nobel Peace Prize for its president. But will it help the country avoid descending back into civil war?
Why would anyone award a prize to a rejected peace deal?
Nobel Prize aside, Colombia continues to choose war over peace and uncertainty over resolution. Is it something ingrained in the national psyche, or the product of a tangled-up political process?
Duterte used his "tough on crime" approach to win the election as a political outsider, promising to restore law and order with strongman rule. His approval rating has since soared to over 90%.
Since the Thai military grabbed power in 2014, it's been widely accepted that the country has moved closer to China, forsaking its former position as a staunch political and economic ally of the West.
Technology had enabled humans to explore the deep sea, the Earth's poles, and outer space. But we shouldn't forget historical lessons about frontiers in the process of traversing them.
Government strategies promoting economic growth through the development of the biodiverse Salween river basin should not be at the cost of human rights.
Do ISIS fighters feel guilty about the violence they perpetrate? Not likely, according to criminological research, which suggests terrorists "neutralise" their guilt, just as many other criminals do.