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Three simple reasons Brexit is failing
Let’s forget, for a moment, whether the Referendum was a good or bad idea, or whether the outcome of the vote was good, bad, binding, or…
Australia’s Economy is a House of Cards
Co-authored with Craig Tindale.
In Russia, People ‘Exhausted’ From Being Blamed For Everything
What Bikini Atoll Looks Like Today
Sixty years after the nuclear tests, the groundwater is contaminated and the coconuts are radioactive. But are the coral reefs thriving?
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The City Without Rivers
by Alejandro Kirchuk for the 2017 Joop Swart Masterclass
The Twilight of Angela Merkel
While Angela Merkel’s departure may not be imminent, her power is leaching away. With Germany set to turn further inward as it struggles to…
Mugabe Is a Goner, But His Looting Machine Is Here to Stay
Zimbabwe’s military didn’t topple the regime. It just restored the ruling party’s corrupt old guard to power.
Inequality Comes to Asia
As income inequality becomes increasingly entrenched, it can undermine social cohesion and spur political instability. To avoid such an…
How Women Shape Coups
In Zimbabwe, as in all coups, much behind-the-scenes plotting continues to take place in the aftermath of the military’s overthrow of…
Germany Has Plunged Into Unprecedented Political Chaos
It’s going to be a while before Europe’s most powerful country has a stable government — and Angela Merkel probably won’t be leading it.
Capitalizing on Climate Unity
President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States — the world’s largest historical carbon dioxide emitter — from the Paris…
Libya’s Migration Deadlock and Modern-Day Slavery
By now, most people that never would have heard of Libya before have probably seen the horrific CNN report portraying migrants being sold…
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Brexit Has Brought Out The Absolute Worst In People.
Welcome to the ‘United’ Kingdom.
Socialism can win in Australia, but its proponents need to get serious
I am a socialist, and an anarchist, because, as a 23-year-old living in outer Sydney, I feel criminalised by the very fact of my existence…
Nine ways Theresa May could leave office
Process matters. Just ask Jeremy Corbyn — without the change from an electoral college to one member one vote, it’s doubtful he could have…
The Global Rise Of The Far-Right Continues At A Startling Pace
In fall elections around the world, the far-right creeps into the mainstream
I was sentenced to 15 years in an Egyptian prison for taking pictures
When I returned to Egypt in August 2014 after studying civic engagement in the US, I found a country of failed revolution and lost…
My passport is ‘unlucky’
Why does that mean I have to be unlucky too?
What’s on the line for #GivingTuesday
The earthquake in Mexico damaged Alma’s community, putting her future at risk
A Youthful Remedy for Africa’s Youth Unemployment
To create enough jobs for its young people, African countries will need to improve education, expand access to financial services, and…
Robin Wright’s mission to end conflict minerals
The link between our personal devices and Congo’s epidemic of rape
Civil wars: how conflict in one nation can change the world
Featuring Karl Eikenberry, the former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan and the Oksenberg-Rohlen fellow at Shorenstein APARC, and Stephen D…
Ending the Business of Child Labor
Advocates fighting to eradicate child labor had once hoped that globalization would help. But recent evidence shows that little progress…
From Brexit to Climate Change: How Social Networks Lead to Echo Chambers
The structure of social networks can shed light on society in many ways. From racism to politics to religious extremism, the complexities…
Social Network Theory
Zimbabwe’s Military Says There’s Nothing to See Here
Robert Mugabe is under house arrest, and the generals are in charge. But the top brass still insist there hasn’t been a coup.
Can “Laptop Humanitarians” Solve History’s Largest Refugee Crisis?
Volunteers on Facebook have done everything from securing prosthetic limbs to offering a sympathetic ear. But they might be risking the…