The arguments for an universal basic income have emerged from a rising disillusionment in classic economics and expectations of more security.
New measure of 32 countries' economic balance places UK and US near bottom of the pile.
Here are five political leaders from around the world who are emerging as significant talents and possible contenders for influence in 2017 and beyond.
The Berlin terror attack at the end of 2016 will have major political implications for Germany's elections this year and an uneasy European Union, writes a German studies scholar.
Arguably the most obscene and offensive work of fiction ever written is going to be sold in America as a mainstream classic for the first time.
Europe's populists are taking advantage of Trump’s victory, but the comparison only goes so far.
Studies of animal-human interactions in various settings could perhaps help prevent bird flu and the mass slaughter of animals it inevitably leads to.
There's a large field of hopefuls for the first round, but they all need to be able to take on Marine Le Pen.
The most unpopular president of the fifth republic won't be seeking a second mandate.
He's only Mr Nobody to people who haven't being paying attention.
Construction slumps to its lowest level since 2010, and the US Fed remains divided on its next interest rate hike.
The former president has lost out to his own prime minister in the first round of the Republican primary.
The Front National leader is feeling confident after Brexit and Trump.
French law prohibits the collection of any data based on race, ethnicity or religion. But this leaves minorities vulnerable.
Boots on the ground, schools on high alert and more hostility toward Muslims and migrants – this is daily life for Parisians.
Scholars from the U.S., Ireland, Australia and France provide perspective on President-elect Donald Trump.
The US and France have bolstered military strength across vast areas of Africa in response to Islamist threat. But the interest is also driven by Western strategic calculations
The French and British governments have prioritised security over humanity for refugees in the Calais Jungle.
As the camp for migrants and refugees outside Calais is dismantled, two academics from either side of the Channel look at what will happen next.
In the story of Manhattan's Le Pavillon and its irascible manager, a food historian sees the rise and fall of French cuisine in America.