POPULIST ACROSS THE POND

In July of 1983, Jeremy Corbyn made his debut in the House of Commons. He attacked then-Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher for low wages, government cuts, and growing unemployment. His speech was largely ignored -- and for the past 32 years,…

JANET HOLDS FIRE

anet Yellen, in explaining the Fed’s decision, voiced concerns over financial market volatility, sluggish global growth and China’s economy to hold fire on a rate hike, despite signs in the first half of the year…

ARCTIC FUTURE

ife for those in Alaska and the rest of the Arctic is changing drastically. Caribou populations which the natives rely on for food have dropped by more than half, seal hunts which are normally a…

FOOD, SHELTER, BANDWIDTH

hile over 3.2 billion people have access to Internet, the World Wide Web is not a luxury item anymore, it is a necessity. Yet, this necessity eludes over half of the Earth’s population. With the…

BLACK LIVES MATTER

lack Lives matter” is more than just a hashtag – it’s a movement. After the incident in Ferguson, Missouri, last year, #BlackLivesMatter was all over Twitter, and has continued to be prevalent ever since. The…

GLOBAL WAR ON JOURNALISTS

court in Egypt has sentenced three journalists from Al-Jazeera’s English network to three years in prison for the crime of journalism. Earlier in the week, a journalist in Azerbaijan was detained and sentenced to seven…

THE OBAMA DOCTRINE

hile the impending deal with Iran has effectively dominated news sources both in the US and abroad in recent months, the foreign policy legacy of President Barack Obama extends far beyond Tehran. Part of what…

THE TWO-FACES OF CYPRUS

Europe cannot afford to let the opportunity to put an end to the unrest in Cyprus pass by. The last time there was a glimmer of hope was in 2004, when then-UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan hoped to unite the island…

IN THE BALANCE

f there is a bright side to the turmoil in the global economy since 2008, it is this: not every part of the world has erupted at the same time. The first blow was the…

GREEN AFRICA

ecent developments in clean energy is giving Africa a boost. The developing continent has been in need of a broader energy source, with two out of three Africans lacking access to electricity. It is also…