France must now choose between two candidates with strongly opposing visions. The outcome of the May 7 run-off could radically alter France, as well as its position in Europe and in the world.
The middle class concept in Africa has remained vague and limited to number crunching. The minimum threshold for entering it in monetary terms was critically vulnerable to a setback into poverty.
A move that could shut an independent university in Budapest poses fundamental questions about European values.
Recent elections in Latin America have suggested a retreat from left-wing politics and populist leaders. But results from Ecuador's 2017 presidential election suggest otherwise.
Leo Zeilig's novel features a superbly crafted cast of characters. It's a page turner for readers interested in the profound questions of radical politics and humanity.
The famous slogan of the 1970s that 'women who want equality with men lack ambition' still rings true today.
Increasing inequality, environmental degradation, financial instability – it's clear the current system is broken.
People are unhappy with the current state of affairs – but this is happening despite globalisation, not because of it.
Can the world's progressives build their own international movement?
First-round voting confirmed that populist president Rafael Correa's AP movement is still Ecuador's most powerful political force. But the right is gaining strength.
The crisis confronting neoliberal capitalism suggests that its internal contradictions are now undermining its very foundations. What can we expect from a post-neoliberal world?
Trump's 'America first' rhetoric implies that the internationalism and ‘enlightened self-interest’ that built the postwar order was a big mistake. The evidence and basic economics disagree.
The UK government's inability to devise a fundamentally new economic policy is why it will likely fudge a soft Brexit.
What we need now is unblinkered analysis and coordinated progressive political action beyond the extreme centre at both the national and international levels.
In the era of neoliberal capitalism, both the ideology of Pan-Africanism and the legacy of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade have become marketable commodities.
2017 promises to be another tough year as South African universities head into the uncertain terrain of further addressing and healing the divisions that have been exposed.
Financial crises and soaring inequality fueled the populist backlashes that threaten neoliberalism's core principles of free markets and free people. The world needs a new narrative to counteract it.
South Africa is breathing a sigh of relief after escaping a credit rating downgrade. But there are still serious concerns around structure of the country's economy and finances.
As the world pulls up its drawbridges, it's time to revive the ideas of a remarkable and unfairly derided movement.
The United States under the leadership of Donald Trump is expected to pursue isolationist policies which could hurt Africa.