The world is simply a much scarier and more uncertain place than it was in 1996. How does the new Independence Day film deal with this?
Behavioral research shows why a heavy-handed approach like the UK's soda tax works better than the mere warning that San Francisco wants to put in advertisements.
A landmark trade deal between the US and Europe has been left floundering. So what has killed progress?
When all the evidence points in one direction, people can quite happily go the other. Whether it's Trump, Brexit or climate change.
A new book warns that a lack of Western resolve could lead to World War III.
As the tension in the East China Sea continues to mount, Japan's militaristic conservatives are putting their country on an aggressive footing.
There is no evidence that community treatment orders work, so why does the UK still use them?
Scientists have found that there are many physical and mental benefits to volunteering.
The most difficult aspect of trade in "post-sanctions" Tehran, is how to navigate the sanctions still in place.
The US has already tried to save a steel industry, and its undercooked response holds some valuable lessons.
The policy failures behind the upbeat headlines.
Côte d’Ivoire's response to the Bassam attacks shows that it is not lacking in political and security resources, and that its citizens remain vigilant in the face of terrorist acts.
The world economy needs China, but Beijing has needs of its own. No wonder the leadership is putting so much effort into a year of negotiation.
The presidential candidates are largely ignoring one of the biggest economic issues facing Americans: more than half are struggling to save enough for retirement.
When you pick apart the strange economics of global energy markets, it becomes clear how the incredible power of Riyadh can take other countries to the brink.
The upcoming TTIP trade agreement could force EU to liberalise GM regulations such as labelling.
Could this relatively unknown virus become a household name in the Americas in the year to come?
How today's policy around savings and pensions has worrying echoes of failed 19th century approaches.
100 years ago, America's infamous racist group staged a near-takeover of the nation's film and media industries. Here's how they did it.
With economies in Europe and America forging very different recoveries, their central banks are having to navigate by different stars.