Environmental destruction is a negative externality to be isolated and managed. Here, Native Americans at Standing Rock defend sacred land from a proposed oil pipeline. Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Globalisation Under Pressure

Globalisation isn’t dead, it’s just shed its slick cover story

Today's ugly politics are not a backlash against global capitalism, they're an open embrace of the racism and greed that has always underpinned so-called global governance.
To an extent, the legacy of Chinese President Xi Jinping and the Communist Party rests on the country’s new global plan. Jason Lee/Reuters

Globalisation Under Pressure

Is China the potential driver of a new wave of globalisation?

While China has so far secured support from a number of governments for its Belt and Road Initiative, the recent forum in Beijing also highlighted some obstacles to its advancement.
ISIS has claimed responsibility for the May 22 attack at a concert by pop singer Ariana Grande in Manchester, England, killed many teenagers. Stefan Wermuth/Reuters

To better fight terrorism, Europe needs more cooperation and money

Last night's terrorist attack in Manchester reveals the challenges facing European intelligence and security services in preventing people who use everyday things like cars to cause mayhem.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has argued the US should stay in the Paris climate agreement. But for the rest of the world, a US exit is better than staying reluctantly. Carlos Barria/Reuters

The world would be better off if Trump withdraws from the Paris climate deal

If the US stays in the Paris deal but misses its targets, the deal could look like a sham. But if Trump carries out his threat to withdraw, the US veto would be gone, and other nations might step up.

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