Emergency aid disasters
Despite the noble intentions of aid organizations in the aftermath of natural disasters, their effectiveness is often negligible, if not calamitous. Nevertheless, certain valuable lessons can be learned from recent experiences.
Racing to stream
Media moguls come and go, but some, like John Malone, manage to leave the landscape utterly transformed. As is often the case, the key to success is sheer size, and Malone is bent on creating a media colossus.
The world of television is changing with the rapid growth of digital distribution. But in Europe there are many more hurdles blocking video-on-demand’s inevitable spread.
Sarkozy is back. In an attempt to gather all the elements of France’s center-right, in opposition to both Socialists and the Front National, he has formed Les Républicains to breath new life into the post-Gaullist tradition.
France’s conservatives are trying to rebrand. While the new name might strike some as aping the Americans, the French see it more as a re-appropriation of their historic ideals.
Ukraine’s economy has been devastated by years of misrule and now war. Faced with dismemberment, Kiev’s aspiration to become a more European society is dependent on Western support. But is the West committed to helping?
Turkey’s recent elections have shed light on what could well be a domestic sea change. Combined with the turmoil throughout its neighborhood, the country’s political future is conditioned by new levels of complexity.
Crises in the Middle East don’t just follow one after another, they pile on top of each other. While there are no easy solutions for all the problems, half-hearted engagement is a surefire recipe for disaster.
Doing business in Iran involves adapting to the effects of sanctions. As Iranians prepare for normalized relations with the West, the element of mistrust looms large in the collective psyche.
In many respects, the ideology of globalization is the legacy of the Atlantic ideology born after the discovery of America. Today the various trade agreements that try to integrate the global economy are both manifestations of Atlanticism and signs of its demise.
John Cabot University, an American accredited English-language college in Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood, is more than just a growing success. It is a reflection of the globalization of higher education.
After years of seemingly uncontested rule in Turkey, Prime Minister Erdogan has to confront obstacles to his neo-Ottoman vision. His fate will have a huge impact on the Middle East power struggle.
Increasing production would seem to be a good thing for businesses. But one of the most persistent problems, especially in mature economies, is overcapacity, which has the potential to disrupt many industries.
California’s drought is the worst since records have been kept. If it continues, then the state will be forced to make the regulatory and infrastructure changes it has thus far been reluctant to make.