Trump and Zuma seek to sell explanations of their misfortunes to the socially insecure and economically vulnerable. To an alarming extent they succeed.
Doctors in the US and UK are being urged to act as immigration officials. But doctors are resisting.
English will remain an official EU language – even after Brexit – and this will impact the way it evolves.
Walls needn't be impenetrable to divide people, as Cuba's Trocha made all too clear.
Donald Trump says trade wars are easy to win. Is he right?
Countries may be forced to choose whether they side with the US or China when it comes to Huawei.
Workers are increasingly not keeping their employers' secrets secret, as evidenced by the mass whistleblower event that is the #MeToo movement.
North Korea and the US have again failed to reach an agreement – and South Korea is being left on the sidelines.
The argument isn't whether African democracies are better than those in the West. It's simply that the idea of "real" and "not yet real" democracies expresses a colonial mentality, not reality.
Donald Trump is eroding trust in the US – but the dollar's preeminence in global finance will easily withstand this.
Any meaningful way forward must be based on imagination and mutual understanding.
Australia's international relationships were tested in 2018. And the coming year may prove to be even more challenging.
All too often the Arctic region is portrayed as an area on the cusp of military invasion. This is an easy narrative to sell. But is there really a new Cold War coming?
New trade routes and a wealth of natural resources are becoming increasingly available – and everyone wants a part of them.
Times are changing – will the 2020s be Africa's decade?
Languages are said to be disappearing faster than endangered species with a different one dying every two weeks.
Colombia's new president Ivan Duque has some big issues in his inbox.
The US economy has rarely looked stronger, but it could all come crashing down just in time for the next presidential election.
In many ways US-Kenya relations is in uncharted territory.
President Erdoğan is accusing the West of striving to destabilise Turkey.