Foreign Views


Debunking the myth of a ‘country for white people’

RECENTLY there was an interview with one of the “white nationalist” spokespersons in the United States. That person emphasized that “most of us are not racist, but we just want our own country, a place ...

November 20, 2017, Monday


New Sino-US globalization opportunity

WHILE the United States’ postwar policies in Asia are shifting, a new Sino-US historical opportunity has emerged. US and Chinese visions of globalization could prove complementary. Since the mid-2010s, ...

November 17, 2017, Friday


When leaders support dirty investments

SOLUTIONS to the climate crisis are often associated with big conferences, and the ongoing United Nations climate talks in Bonn, Germany, will no doubt bring many “answers.” The talks should focus on ...

November 16, 2017, Thursday


Philanthropy gains importance in tackling problems

LEADERS around the world are confronted with major challenges, many of which seem too big to be resolved by one single stakeholder alone. The fourth industrial revolution is disrupting the way we live ...

November 16, 2017, Thursday


Sounding the alarm on the loss of biodiversity

WITH the United Nations’ climate change conference underway in Bonn, Germany, rising global temperatures are once again at the top of the world’s agenda. But why care about the increase in temperature, ...

November 15, 2017, Wednesday


Sounding the alarm on the loss of biodiversity

WITH the United Nations’ climate change conference underway in Bonn, Germany, rising global temperatures are once again at the top of the world’s agenda. But why care about the increase in temperature, ...

November 15, 2017, Wednesday


Rainforests serve a purpose: storing carbon

IN early October, shortly after Hurricane Maria made landfall in Puerto Rico, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Twitter that his company could, given the opportunity, rebuild the island’s electrical grid using ...

November 13, 2017, Monday


The US war on sustainable development

THE US plutocracy has declared war on sustainable development. Billionaires play their politics for personal financial gain. When it comes to progress toward achieving the United Nations Sustainable ...

November 7, 2017, Tuesday


Discovering the true measure of world progress

A new scorecard that purports to grade countries on development progress tells us little about how we are faring against humanity’s biggest challenges....

November 7, 2017, Tuesday


Pros and cons of electric cars in global quest for better environment, better life

The buzz now is about clean and renewable energies. After witnessing the ill-effects of climate change on weather, environment and health, various countries are rethinking how best to use latest technologies ...

November 6, 2017, Monday




 

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