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Social Distancing and the End of the Human Race

We were once concerned that robots might replace and displace humans. The much greater risk is that humans will become robots. No emotion. No love. No shared laughter. No shared tears.

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The Coronavirus Crisis and Western Cultural Arrogance

The Western world is on the verge of embarrassing itself to the bone in fighting a health crisis of historic proportions.

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COVID-19 Response: A Global Reality Check

Policymakers are getting it step by step.

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Putin’s Russian Power Grab: The Global Context

The Russian President aims at staying in power forever. Who are his role models?

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The 2010s: The Decade of Disillusion

The decade that has just ended, the 2010s, was marked by the crisis that began in 2007-08, and it was accompanied by the onset of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

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In Charts: Global Hunger

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring global hunger — in a world that has enough food to feed everyone.

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In Charts: Religion

A collection of charts, maps and graphs exploring global religion.

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(In)Famous Western Alliances with the Soviet Union/Russia

Soviet Communists and the Nazis collaborated in the 1930s. Why on earth is Trump’s America now pursuing another shameful alliance with an utterly anti-liberal force?

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US and UK: When Culture Trumps Economic Self-Interest

Lower-income voters, at least in the U.S. and UK cases, care more about cultural messaging than their share of the economy.

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Sea Levels: Three Feet Higher This Century

Limiting sea level increases to feet rather than tens of feet requires utility-scale carbon capture.

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