Will the Yellow Vests reject the Brown Shirts?

From the moment the French government cancelled its planned fuel tax hike in the face of massive protests, it was obvious that the move would be perceived as inadequate, insignificant, and above all incapable of having any calming effect.

11 December 2018

Climate change on the menu

When we think about winning the fight against climate change, most people concentrate on reducing greenhouse-gas (GHG) emissions from cars, trucks, and other machines powered by fossil fuels.

8 December 2018

China deserves its economic success

In the 1940s, the British historian Arnold J. Toynbee predicted that the United States (US) and the Soviet Union would remain the world’s only two great powers.

2 December 2018

From Brexit to eternity

British members of Parliament will soon have to make one of the most difficult political decisions of their lives.

1 December 2018

How Kim has played Trump

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is eager to hold a second summit with United States (US) President Donald Trump. Since their first meeting in Singapore in June, Kim has consistently outmanoeuvred his counterpart.

25 November 2018

A concert of Indo-Pacific democracies

On his week-long tour of Asia, United States (US) Vice President Mike Pence has been promoting a vision of a “free and open” Indo-Pacific region, characterised by unimpeded trade flows, freedom of navigation, and respect for the rule of law, national so

13 November 2018

The keys to universal health coverage

It has been three years since world leaders committed to one of the boldest goals ever set in global public health: achieving universal health coverage by 2030.

10 November 2018

Digital disruption’s silver lining

Technology is often oversold as either a panacea for the world’s problems or an unshakeable curse inflicting disruption and displacement on the most vulnerable. But historically, neither of these characterizations is accurate.

8 November 2018

Living with climate change

For anyone still undecided about the consequences of global warming, the summer of 2018, one of the hottest on record, should have tipped the scales.

7 November 2018

The Green Lobby’s misdirected anger

In August, when United States (US) President Donald Trump proposed to freeze fuel-efficiency standards for cars and trucks, environmentalists and their supporters were outraged.

3 November 2018