Almost one-third of countries around the world are authoritarian regimes with the trappings of democracy. Their bad behavior poses a threat to real democracies, as the United States recently learned.
When an elected leader turns autocratic, the economy tends to suffer. That's because, in a functioning democracy, economic policy is made jointly, with lawmakers playing a key role.
A long tradition of casting blame abroad for economic woes.
Its billionaire boss was a strong supporter of exiting the EU. Now the company is moving its headquarters out of Britain, too.
Urban planning should be long-term and visionary, but the public must have a say, too – that's where urban rooms come in.
There are other things which cause air pollution – cars, for example – which will have a much bigger impact.
The use of the popular mobile application for multimedia sharing in a large laboratory class was shown to enhance the students' learning experiences.
Crazy Rich Asians is an entertaining film, but also has been a long time coming. The struggle for Asian representation in Hollywood and Broadway started more than 55 years ago.
The world's largest financial scandal has toppled a government, threatened a currency, and revealed deeply problematic failings at a buccaneering Swiss bank.
Research shows if Australia encourages greenery on buildings, it will reduce temperatures in the city, as well as potential for flash flooding. It also creates new habitats and socialising spaces.
Looking at the agreement, it appears that Kim Jong-un has outmanoeuvred Donald Trump.
If you live in a diverse neighbourhood, you're more likely to identify with a whole range of different people – and to lend a helping hand.
Governments have started to see automation as the key to brighter urban futures. But what will this look like?
The author of the controversial Silent Invasion argues it's not the book, but the reaction to it, that has highlighted something troubling in Australian intellectual life.
Artificial islands that are now mushrooming across the ocean are regarded as 'engineering marvels'. But, little attention is paid to how these human-made structures affect sea life.
Singapore claims to have nearly eliminated drug use and crime thanks to capital punishment - but the data tells a very different story.
With all eyes on China's intentions in the Arctic, Singapore is flying under the radar. But the tiny Asian nation is also pursuing its own interests in the Arctic.
Public toilets are an essential amenity, but most of them aren't places we'd want to go to unless we have to. What does the failure to provide more restful and inviting places say about us?
New York soon may charge a fee to drive into central Manhattan as a way of reducing traffic and raising funds for public transit. An urban scholar says this step is overdue in the United States.
There are three key cultural reasons why a share-bike business model that could be successful in Singapore is much less likely to be so in Australia.