Can the Pope End Corruption?

Pope Francis is taking all the right steps to end the deep-rooted corruption in the Vatican. Will he be successful?

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What’s in a Name? Or Polly’s Story

A real-life guide to the befuddling world of Chinese naming conventions.

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Crop Rotation, Increased Nutrients and Better Health

Eating locally grown, seasonal vegetables is the best health supplement.

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May Day, May Day: What About Trade Unions?

A dues paying union member all my life, still proud to carry my union card, today I cannot see worker power anywhere in the world. No wonder political parties of the left are waning.

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Vaccine Diplomacy: COVID and the Return of Soft Power

Pandemic diplomacy as a foreign policy tool – from Western powers to the UAE.

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Covid, Greed and the Super Rich

While Covid-19 has taken a terrible financial toll on millions, thousands have profited like never before!

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Annalena Baerbock, Germany’s Next Woman Chancellor?

In a curious twist of history, Baerbock holds the promise to execute on what turned out to be Angela Merkel’s highly misleading self-advertising.

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COVID and Mr. Modi’s Beard

Beards can be acts of masculine messaging. Narendra Modi is using his beard for identity politics.

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Biden: Appeasing Putin?

Putin’s little PR bluster games shows how much Russia has declined in the global league tables of geopolitical relevance. Why Joe Biden won’t take Putin’s bait.

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Bernie Madoff and the Fed: American Pyramid Builders

The U.S. Federal Reserve has been building a pyramid that is similar to Madoff’s — but on a massive, global scale.

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