Foreign Views


A multi-sector approach to end Cholera as a threat

“WHERE is your toilet?” This is often the first question I ask when I visit the site of a cholera outbreak anywhere in the world. More often than not, the answer is: “We don’t have one. We go wherever ...

February 14, 2018, Wednesday


World Bank needs to return to its mission

THE World Bank declares that its mission is to end extreme poverty within a generation and to boost shared prosperity. These goals are universally agreed as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. ...

February 13, 2018, Tuesday


Time to resist callous behavior and crude language

DEAR Editor, I write in reference to Wang Yong’s commentary “We’re great people, but still only human” (February 7). It reminded me of what the Scottish poet Robert Burns wrote a couple of centuries ...

February 13, 2018, Tuesday


Seeing through Big Tobacco’s smokescreen

WE all know how bad tobacco is, that it kills millions of people every year, and that it harms many more. We also know that tobacco companies have consistently lied about how much damage their products ...

February 12, 2018, Monday


On how to turn ideas into business opportunities

STARTING a new venture requires time and effort. But this seemingly obvious statement has led to confusion among entrepreneurs and academics. Many budding entrepreneurs believe that an idea alone will ...

February 12, 2018, Monday


‘Greed is good’: US tax policies favor the rich

I’VE been attending the World Economic Forum’s annual conference in Davos, Switzerland since 1995. Never have I come away more dispirited than I have this year. Inequality is surging, especially in the ...

February 8, 2018, Thursday


Super Bowl tells more than just a sports story

SUPER Bowl, the annual extravaganza of the National Football League in the US, was held this year at the US Bank stadium, Minneapolis in Minnesota on Sunday night. The Philadelphia Eagles picked up the ...

February 8, 2018, Thursday


Wisely crafted, strictly enforced traffic policies key to reducing megacity gridlock

URBANIZATION has many advantages. By bringing people together physically, cities inspire innovation and fuel opportunity. They bring workers closer to jobs and facilitate the diffusion of arts and culture. ...

February 5, 2018, Monday


Road salt the solution to winter storms, threatening US waters

WHEN roads turn into ice rinks, consider trying beet juice, molasses, and even beer or cheese waste to make them safer. So say experts who fear road salt is starting to take a toll on the nation’s waterways, ...

February 2, 2018, Friday


Is global warming making all of us hungrier?

FOR more than a decade, annual data showed global hunger to be on the decline. But that has changed: According to the latest data from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, hunger ...

February 1, 2018, Thursday




 

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