The new US administration has talked about setting up an alliance of democracies. For the time being, the project seems vague. Yet such an alliance is necessary.
GDP only measures economic growth – not inequality, poverty or unpaid work like elder care. So researchers in the Netherlands developed a new way for governments to see how people are actually doing.
The sport of trail running is one of the fastest growing in the world, but now is facing two major challenges at the same time, the Covid-19 pandemic and ecological crisis.
In the United States, economists are currently questioning the risks of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package.
Massive stimulus plans combined with rising production costs could lead to expectations that inflation will rise. And that alone could trigger an inflationary spiral not seen in 25 years.
The need for social distancing sparked a cycling boom, cutting air pollution and boosting city dwellers' mental and physical health. But when the pandemic ends, will it be back to life as usual?
The First Amendment to the US Constitution protects Americans' freedom of speech, so much so that even the most hateful speech has the right to be quoted.
Elections are getting less safe in democracies and nondemocracies alike. Last year was the bloodiest year for elections in decades, with 54% of all national votes marred by some kind of violence.
Over 130 million doses have already been administered worldwide. It's early days, but the signs are promising in places like Israel and the UK.
Of the three probes to reach Mars this month, only two will land. But they will add to our growing knowledge of the red planet, and the search for evidence of life.
On January 20, President Joe Biden inaugurated a new chapter in the country's narrative and expressed faith in the nation's healing and redemption.
Civilian peacekeepers are trying to stop violence before it starts.
A textual analysis of Joe Biden's inaugural speech reveals the main lines of his future communication, which will be marked by a clear break with that of his predecessor.
President Biden call say it all he likes, but it's going to take more than upbeat messages to heal the deep divides in American society.
Commentators across the political spectrum spread anti-Islamic rhetoric, insisting that Islam is intrinsically violent and that Muslims are terrorists. But studies show these claims are unfounded.
With a rising stock market and a booming economy in some industries, not all Americans have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. Which parts of the population have come out on top?
Despite moments of hope, worries about the present and fears that the future may be even worse have been rising for decades. What can geopolitics teach us about the global impact of fear?
U.S. citizens and lawmakers failed to account for the threat to democracy that resulted in the storming of the Capitol. This reflects a denial of the series of events that led to this moment.
It is often said that Joe Biden's ability to govern will depend on the outcome of Georgia's January 5 runoff elections, which determine which party controls the senate. The reality is more nuanced.
Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is a campaign promise by Joe Biden. What do we know about the effectiveness and limitations of this measure?