To achieve sustainable growth under the constraint that consumption is independent from the use of natural resources, we must move along the path of qualitative growth.
Three scholars examine President Biden's rhetoric, the symbolism and the several ambitious plans he proposed in his first address to Congress.
Since the Roosevelt administration, it's become standard to look for accomplishments in a presidency's early months.
President Biden wants to raise the capital gains tax that wealthy people pay and use the extra revenue to fund new social spending on children and education.
Two energy and climate policy experts take a closer look at the Leaders Summit on Climate, the US pledge and today's industrial reality.
The world, accustomed to Australia's shifty climate stance, is unlikely to fall for Morrison's diversion tactics at Biden's climate summit this week.
Plus how to interpret the outcome of the pre-COP26 summit.
The genius of the Paris climate agreement was getting major oil producing countries to agree to a target, but they still have widely different views of energy's future.
Consider the bill known as the Stark Naked Act of 1997, one of many pieces of legislation with curious, perhaps manipulative, names.
The Afghanistan War now has an end date: 9/11/21. Experts explain the history of US involvement in Afghanistan, the peace process to end that conflict and how the country's women are uniquely at risk.
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.
Press-bashing was a feature of the years Trump was president. But a new, more constructive kind of press criticism has also emerged that aims to improve journalism, not delegitimize it.
Research suggests that reminding Americans – Democrats and Republicans – of their family history creates empathy for immigrants and more favorable views toward immigration.
The idea that Washington, D.C., is paralyzed by gridlock rests on half-truths about the legislative process and a basic misunderstanding of how contemporary policymaking works.
Four articles from The Conversation US archive provide context and analysis on the historic legislation.
In the United States, economists are currently questioning the risks of a $1.9 trillion stimulus package.
Former enslaved persons never got 'forty acres and a mule,' and their descendants have been denied reparations for the legacy of slavery. Will Joe Biden be the president to change that?
A recent survey conducted in eight European countries provides a snapshot of citizens' views of their own countries' leaders as well as those who influence the future of the EU.
The idea that Washington, DC is paralyzed by gridlock rests on half-truths about the legislative process and a basic misunderstanding of how contemporary policymaking works.
Endless filibustering has paralysed the US Senate, and with it all of Congress. Will this form of obstructionism be one of the main challenges facing Biden, as some Democrats fear?