According to a new UN report, invasive species do more than US$423 billion in damage worldwide every year. Four articles explore examples, from mollusks to poisonous fish.
Indonesia has taken a good decision by not joining BRICS, but still needs to be aware that this bloc remains important for the country, and ASEAN.
As the Brics alliance signs up new members, Russia continues to win over more allies.
The African continent is an obvious contender for courting by major powers.
BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – compose 41% of the world population and almost a third of global GDP.
The Canadian government’s attempts at public consultations have fallen short when developing regulatory frameworks for AI. More needs to be done to ensure that policies serve the public.
In different parts of the world, managing debt on a day-to-day basis is a real job, and one that is mainly taken on by women.
It is not mere expansion, but the character of the expansion which will guide the five Brics countries on whether they admit new members.
Judicial activism can be a double-edged sword. While it swiftly penalized Brazil’s Jair Bolsonaro for election misinformation that stoked violence, it’s resulted in anti-choice laws in the U.S.
Research has found that race-neutral policies were not enough to achieve diversity in Brazil’s higher education system. Three scholars probe what that means for the United States.
There is increased demand to join BRICS in the emerging world order, partly as a countervailing power to “the west”.
China is a major investor in Latin America’s renewable energy and critical minerals like lithium, but countries like Chile are also taking steps to secure their own clean energy future.
Terms like ‘Third World’ and ‘developing nations’ have long fallen out of fashion.
Talk of a joint BRICS currency feeds into ‘decline of the dollar’ rhetoric. But it is the economic bloc’s focus on innovation that will reshape the international system.
A scholar of politics and religion explains how anti-LGBTQ laws are being used to distract the public from governance failures in many parts of the world.
Brazil and India are among the countries pointedly not taking sides over the war in Ukraine. But this is not the nonaligned movement of yesteryear.
Public outrage over alleged abuse has been muted in much of Latin America for years, partly because the church remains one of the region’s most powerful institutions – but that may be changing.
Being beautiful can improve a person’s quality of life and emotional wellbeing. But sometimes, there is a risk of harm — from exposure to cancer-causing UV light, to cheap cosmetic procedures.
During the only major performance she gave in her home country, Gilberto was booed.
One of the most damaging invasive species in the oceans has breached a major barrier – the Amazon-Orinoco river plume – and is spreading along Brazil’s coast. Scientists are trying to catch up.