Wednesday, June 12, 2024

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The year that ended an epoch?

One positive development this year came in March, when the EU and Turkey signed an agreement to address the refugee crisis. Turkey has now taken in some three million Syrian refugees since the beginning of the conflict, writes Javier Solana.

How to put the ‘African’ back into African Studies

From 1993 to 2013, the proportion of articles written by Africa-based scholars plummeted in two leading journals. Why? asks Celia Nyamweru.

Contending doctrines and principles in managing the Nile

Some of the most important Egyptian international conventional and legal preferences are also shared partially by Ethiopia.

From offline to online!

Some days I want to discuss the intricacies of politics, explore alternatives to capitalism and ponder on whether revolutions exist and if they work. Other days I am talking food recipes, dating and art.

Will Trump Get trumped?

In January, US President-elect Donald Trump will head to Washington with his team of radical, inexperienced, and inordinately wealthy cabinet picks. But Trump is not nearly as invincible as he seems to believe, writes Elizabeth Drew.


The decline in lifetime spending will ultimately have a negative impact on growth and potentially generate social fault lines for the coming generations, writes Michael Heise.

Stalking a killer fungus

Superbugs – disease-causing microbes that are resistant to many (or all) antibiotics – are here, and they are already killing people.

A new deal for refugees

Though international law protects refugees’ human rights, there is no system for providing the economic support they need to thrive in their new countries.

Confronting the next global health challenge

While mortality rates from infectious diseases are falling, developed countries’ sedentary lifestyles, tobacco use, and poor diets are catching on in the developing world, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are increasing at an alarming rate.

The right alternative for better diplomatic relations

Cultural diplomacy can explain aspects of a culture that might otherwise be difficult to grasp for foreign populations.