People wait in line for a free morning meal in Los Angeles in April 2020. High and rising inequality is one reason the U.S. ranks badly on some international measures of development.
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The United States came in 41st worldwide on the UN’s 2022 sustainable development index, down nine spots from last year. A political historian explains the country’s dismal scores.
These ‘islands’ are on the move.
The new discovery echoes a mission in 1931, when a five-day zeppelin flight sent robots to the stratosphere and redrew the maps of the high Arctic.
Federal Education Minister Jason Clare says migration is one ‘practical’ solution to get classrooms staffed. But there are also signification teacher shortages in the UK, US and Canada.
Mary Kay Ash’s legendary love for the color pink symbolized her determination to be a business success by “thinking like a woman.”
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Ash derided women’s liberation as “that foolishness” – but her success story is very feminist.
Habitat degradation, insufficient food and water and climate change have led to a decline in the number of North American monarch butterflies, which is now on the IUCN’s Red List.
The struggles of monarch butterflies reflect a shared North American ecological and social problem.
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Guinea-Bissau’s President Umaro Sissoco Embalo (R) during Macron’s visit in July 2022.
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Macron’s recent visits to Africa tell a story in which France is doing penance for its colonial crimes while trying to maintain influence gained through colonialism.
Polio cases in the US, UK and Israel remind us that this could also happen in Australia. Here’s what we should watch out for.
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen speaks during Taiwan National Day celebrations in Taipei last October.
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Is “strategic ambiguity” still the least-worst option for dealing with competing claims about Taiwan?
Violent protesters, loyal to then-President Donald Trump, storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Before we can develop detection measures to effectively counter insider threats, we must understand what factors motivate insiders.
China’s show of strength over Taiwan being transmitted live in Beijing.
Welcome to an era of two parallel worlds in global business.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken setting out Washington’s new Africa strategy at the University of Pretoria.
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The strategy outlined by the US Secretary of State marks a fresh beginning in US-Africa relations.
DRC President Félix Tshisekedi (left) and Rwanda President Paul Kagame in Kigali in 2021.
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Rwanda believes DRC continues to provide refuge for those behind the 1994 genocide.
Chinese and Ivorian workers at the site of a container terminal at the port of Abidjan.
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China’s need for private security services in Africa has grown significantly as Beijing increases its investment in the continent.
President Joe Biden speaks as Secretary of State Antony Blinken looks on.
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America is seeking to reconnect with Africa through climate-smart solutions, health and digital technology.
US secretary of state Antony Blinken.
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The meetings between Blinken and his South African counterpart Naledi Pandor could help iron out misunderstandings about the intent of the US targeting Russian ‘malign’ activities in Africa.
Rwandan president Paul Kagame speaks during a governance event in the US.
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The US has become one of Rwanda’s staunchest defenders.
The right track? Foreign Minister Penny Wong meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang during the G20 foreign ministers’ meeting in Bali last month.
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Careful diplomacy rather than uncritical alliances will help steer a course through Australia’s foreign policy challenges.
Protesters demand the freedom of the Sahrawi population.
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Long considered a frozen conflict, the Western Sahara dispute roared back to life in late 2020, reviving old wounds and inflicting fresh ones.
Russia controls six modules aboard the International Space Station.
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The head of the Russian space agency announced that the country will withdraw from the International Space Station after 2024. A space policy expert explains what this means and why it’s happening now.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (L).
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Five essential reads on Russia’s relationship with Africa.