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Negotiations between members of the United Nations Command and North Korean counterparts in 2013. defenseimagery.mil/Wikimedia

What is the right response to North Korea’s fourth nuclear test?

U.S. forces in South Korea are on high alert after North Korea claimed to have tested a hydrogen bomb last week. But China may be better positioned to curb North Korea's menacing behavior.
Manifestation de militants écologistes devant la Maison-Blanche (Washington), en février 2013. Richard Clement

Les États-Unis, non à la contrainte, oui à la transparence

Si Washington s’oppose à un accord sur le climat qui serait, à l’image du Protocole de Kyoto, juridiquement contraignant, il insiste sur la nécessaire « transparence » des engagements nationaux.
Students across campuses are protesting against racial injustice. Max Goldberg

Here’s how history is shaping the #studentblackout movement

A former activist turned professor says previous student movements may have opened the door for people of color to have greater opportunity but fell short of changing the power structure.
The Chinese have helped build more than 300 dams in Africa, like this one on the Congo River. Reuters

China’s economic slowdown threatens African progress

China's economy has continued to slow despite efforts by its leaders to give it a boost, which is very bad news for an increasingly dependent Africa.
An Ethiopian girl sells barley seeds in northern Tigray. The sub-Saharan Africa seed industry remains largely informal. REUTERS/Radu Sigheti

Local start-ups hold the key to transforming Africa’s seed industry

The seed industry in sub-Saharan Africa suffers from many challenges. India, which has one of the biggest seed markets in the world, offers some lessons on how these challenges could be overcome.
Africa needs to support small and medium-sized enterprises across the value chain of the agribusiness sector. Reuters/Noor Khamis

What Africa can learn from China about growing its agribusiness sector

Over the past 60 years, China has experimented extensively with policies and programmes to encourage the growth of rural enterprises. Africa could do well by following in these footsteps.
The most serious risks to electoral integrity usually arise from disparities in political finance and media coverage during a campaign. AAP/Dan Peled

How do we know when elections succeed – or fail?

Many recent elections have ended with bitter disputes about electoral integrity. The issue is perhaps best exemplified by partisan divisions in the United States over Republican allegations of voter fraud…
Not as important as the invisible primary…. DonkeyHotey

The invisible primary – number one

What’s the best predictor of which candidate will win the presidential nomination. The winner of the Iowa caucus? The winner of the New Hampshire primary? Actually neither is as good a predictor as the…
The man to watch: new Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Midterms 2014: a little big day

No denying it, Tuesday was a big day for Republicans. They took control of the Senate, expanded their majority in the House, and added to the number of governorships they hold. The Senate outcome is rightly…
Confused by the news? befuddled woman image via www.shutterstock.com

A scarce commodity: trustworthy and relevant information

Foundation essay: This article is part of a series marking the launch of The Conversation in the US. Our foundation essays are longer than our usual comment and analysis articles and take a wider look…

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