Analyzing where foreign policy, social change, and popular culture overlap.
A look at attitudes about Greece.
Greece’s endless eleventh hour agreements and continued resistance to bailout package terms have many wondering what next steps the country should take.
Elections in the United Kingdom have been disappointing for nearly everyone.
Reluctance aside, the world still needs an American superpower.
Our best hope for proper civic engagement is state sovereignty. But many confuse it with a dangerous sense of nationalism.
Nationhood, and the way we perceive it, is potentially the most controversial topic of the 21st century.
We need to have more empathy for people that suffer from addiction, as well as more appreciation for the people who do the dirty work of enforcing drug laws.
Perhaps a more distant Russia is not a good thing.
Aging populations are both a blessing and a curse. What will our world look like when old age becomes the norm?
Britain’s lukewarm approach to the European Union has done it more harm than either full integration or an outright departure ever could.
How much do online communities affect geopolitics?
Islam, like any religion, needs effective critiques from believers and non-believers alike.
What decisions would we make if we deliberated carefully about public policy? Alexander Görlach sat down with Stanford's James Fishkin to discuss deliberative democracy, parliamentary discontent, and the future of the two-party system.
For many Europeans the massacre in Arizona is another evidence that political violence is spreading in the United States but this unfortunate event was the deed of a mentally ill person, not a political activist. There is no evidence of an increasing political extremism tearing America apart. Using
The US and Russia don't agree on much - but they are both keen to develop a good relationship with India. How do we know? Look at the arms trade.
More than 50 percent of the world's population now live in cities – and there is no end of urbanization in sight. Harvard economist Edward Glaeser believes urbanization to be a solution to many unanswered problems: pollution, depression and a lack of creativity. He spoke with Lars Mensel about the
Contrary to the mantras repeated by the press, HIV infections are not increasing. We need to move away from activist scare tactics and towards complex risk management strategies.
Nick Bostrom directs the Future of Humanity Institute at Oxford University. He talked with Martin Eiermann about existential risks, genetic enhancements and the importance of ethical discourses about technological progress.