Plastic pollution — or more accurately, the response of governments and industry to addressing plastic pollution — provides a “convenient truth” that distracts from addressing the real environmental threats such as climate change.
How does the portrayal of these women stack up against the historical reality? Might the fancy frocks, extravagant palaces and sexual triangles distract viewers from their true historical significance?
Darker-skinned children wait longer to be adopted and it costs more to adopt a white baby.
The justifications for such shutdowns are usually relatively predictable. Governments often claim that internet access is blocked in the interest of public security and order. The irony, however, is that shutdowns actually deepen dissent.
Competition for dominance between the churches of Constantinople and Moscow in the Orthodox Christian world is not new — it goes back more than 500 years. But the birth of the new Orthodox Church in Ukraine opens a new chapter in this history.
Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi warned US President Donald Trump against declaring a national emergency, saying that it set a precedent for future Democratic presidents to use that power. But will the courts step in? What is Congress’s role in this situation?
Reformists have made some progress towards easing economic hardship, loosening social control, and initiating a temporary easing of tensions with the outside community. But the parlous nature of the political structure empowers the theocrats to manipulate the system and stymie any reform effort that promises a path to democratization.
Donald Trump says North Korea is no longer a "Nuclear Threat" but US intelligence agencies said in January that the country has kept its arsenal. The next summit is in two weeks. What can Trump do differently this time?
São Paulo residents are urbanites. We have conquered nature — or so we thought. It turns out, people across the city and São Paulo state are dealing with a venomous scorpion infestation.
Venezuela is a textbook case of the "resource curse," with nearly 90 percent of its population living in poverty in the country with the world’s largest oil reserves. After decades of leaders who failed to harness this commodity for peace and prosperity, it is questionable whether a new government can do a better job.