The Global Challenge of the Novel Coronavirus

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By Dan Steinbock   In January, China began a pioneering standard-setting battle against a deadly virus outbreak. Despite successful containment in China, international response has...

Environmental Governance for Sustainable Development: An East Asian Perspective

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By Akihisa Mori Despite democratisation and foreign assistance, many East Asian nations are stuck in the mud in terms of developing domestic environmental governance. Their...

Why Selling the SDGs Isn’t As Easy As ABC

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By Belinda Goldsmith Amid much hype and expectation, the 193 member states of the United Nations last September agreed on a new ambitious set of...

China Faces Deteriorating Geopolitical Environment

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By He Jun Many countries are still focusing on taking measures to counter Covid-19 as the pandemic continues to ravage the whole world. That being...

Oscillating Nationalism in an Era of Trump and Putin

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By Glen Duerr At odds with each other for half a century, American and Russian nationalist animosity thawed with the end of the Cold War....

The New Tyranny: A Preface to the 2016 Elections in the United States

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By Timothy K. Kuhner Democracy in the United States has been replaced by a rival form of government premised upon the power of wealth. Not...

The Election: Failing Real Change, Hope Lost

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By Jeffrey Sommers The Democrats under Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were long on soaring rhetoric, and short on substance. Many Americans wanted more “change”...

Stormy Forecast for Nuclear Energy Future

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By Linda Pentz Gunter While nuclear energy continues to play a role in political discussion and decision-making circles, the financial realities indicate it is a...

The Problems of Unfree Trade: Various Implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

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By Binoy Kampmark How free is the Trans-Pacific Partnership? Covering a region spanning 40 percent of the world’s GDP and 12 signatory states, an argument...

A Brexit-Style Revolution in the USA? The Real Differences between Clinton and Trump

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By Takis Fotopoulus There is no doubt that the forthcoming US Presidential elections are perhaps the most controversial ones in the US history. This has...

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