Guide to 2014: Global Issues
Our list of the top 10 issues facing the world in the coming year.
January 9, 2014
Living Where You Don’t Make the Rules
Faith and cultural change in the age of globalization.
How U.S. Drones Miss Their Target
Does the United States fully understand what it has wrought through the use of armed drones?
By Akbar Ahmed
Inequality and Democratic Capitalism
Does inequality threaten the sustainability of Western democratic capitalism?
Haze: Asia’s New Weapon
In Southeast Asia and beyond, it’s high time to rethink the meaning of security.
5. Future of the West
Build for the Future
Ten steps Western economies must take to get themselves back on track.
6. Women’s Advancement
Motherhood: A Double-Edged Subject for Migrant Caregivers
What makes domestic care workers one of the most vulnerable groups in the global labor market?
By Helma Lutz
7. Global Governance
Do We Need New Global Institutions?
What is the world to do when national governments retreat from global commitments?
By Ian Goldin
Innovation and Management in China, Germany and the United States
Will China follow the U.S. model or the German model for innovation and management?
9. The Global Middle Class
The New Globalists: Meet the Transformers
Who are the faces of the rising global middle class?
Elections Do Not Make Democracy
Should the U.S. continue to support autocratic regimes, wherever they provide for a stable geopolitical situation?
By Uwe Bott