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Why Terrorism Persists In A Post-FARC Colombia

Why Terrorism Persists In A Post-FARC Colombia

Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR -Analysis-BOGOTA — I must say I'm not surprised by the resurgence of terrorism in Colombia, where on Jan. 18 ELN (National Liberation Army) guerrillas killed at
Populism Or A United Europe? Italy Wants Both

Populism Or A United Europe? Italy Wants Both

Worldcrunch.com / LA STAMPA -Analysis-It is better to have less democracy, provided everyone's better off. This is what 43% of Italians believe, according to a survey conducted by the Piepoli
Educating Adivasi: The Side Effects Of School For India's Indigenous

Educating Adivasi: The Side Effects Of School For India's Indigenous

Worldcrunch.com / THE WIRE RAYAGADA DISTRICT — After graduating from high school, 17-year-old Khirot Kutruka might pursue a university degree. But eventually he says his plans are to return to the
When China Went To Davos: Those Chilly Winds Of Global Capitalism

When China Went To Davos: Those Chilly Winds Of Global Capitalism

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH -Analysis-Two years ago Chinese President Xi Jinping — in the wake of the twin election victories of Brexit and Donald Trump — arrived at the Davos World Economic
Is Biodegradable Always Environment-Friendly?

Is Biodegradable Always Environment-Friendly?

Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG MUNICH — Everyone these days is talking about plastic waste that, instead of being recycled, is floating in the world's seas. In many hip salad bars, for
A New Menace To Society In Maduro's Venezuela: Malaria

A New Menace To Society In Maduro's Venezuela: Malaria

Worldcrunch.com / EL ESPECTADOR CARACAS — Malaria has made an alarming comeback in Venezuela after being all but eliminated. But trying to find a doctor who'll talk about it isn't easy. Most avoid
Thou Shalt Never Be Polite To Robots

Thou Shalt Never Be Polite To Robots

Worldcrunch.com / LES ECHOS -Essay-PARIS — Google Home, the search giant’s personal assistant with which you can engage in basic conversation, has just introduced the “Pretty Please” function.
China's Overworked Students: A Government Responsibility

China's Overworked Students: A Government Responsibility

Worldcrunch.com / ECONOMIC OBSERVER BEIJING — At the end of December, China's Education Ministry issued a notice to all provincial governments concerning the “reduction of the academic burden” of
Brexit Deadlock Spooks Asian Corporate Heavyweights

Brexit Deadlock Spooks Asian Corporate Heavyweights

Worldcrunch.com / BLOOMBERG NEWS The growing alarm after UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal suffered a defeat in Parliament isn’t just unsettling for British politics. Global businesses
Between Ljubljana And Trumplandia, A French Airport Odyssey

Between Ljubljana And Trumplandia, A French Airport Odyssey

Worldcrunch.com / YONDER WASHINGTON — If you ever want to fly to America from Charles de Gaulle Airport, be sure that you are not landing in terminal 2F, as you might miss your flight, or even get
Watch: OneShot — Salvador Dali 30 Years On, Still Suspended In Surrealism

Watch: OneShot — Salvador Dali 30 Years On, Still Suspended In Surrealism

Worldcrunch.com / ONESHOT There's nothing (and everything) left to chance in the world-famous image Life magazine photographer Philippe Halsman, shot in 1948, of the legendary surrealist painter
Belle Époque Glamor Coming Back To Harrods — In Buenos Aires

Belle Époque Glamor Coming Back To Harrods — In Buenos Aires

Worldcrunch.com / CLARIN BUENOS AIRES — Entering Harrods — the luxury store in Buenos Aires, not London — one feels as one might have felt boarding the Titanic. The comparison is not far-fetched:
Ninja Fruit On Brazilian Roadside

Ninja Fruit On Brazilian Roadside

Worldcrunch.com / WORLDCRUNCH Fruit vendors were a common sight when we drove through Brazil's Minas Gerais state. My wife Claudine didn't have to wait long: It took this woman no longer than
Grandmother's Memory - India's Religious Misogyny Must End

Grandmother's Memory - India's Religious Misogyny Must End

Worldcrunch.com / THE WIRE -Essay-MUMBAI — In my memories of my grandmother, one image of her comes to my mind: that of a widow with a tonsured head, wrapped in a dull brown cotton sari worn in
Achtung Autobahn! Why Germany Needs A Highway Speed Limit

Achtung Autobahn! Why Germany Needs A Highway Speed Limit

Worldcrunch.com / SUDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG -OpEd-Anyone sitting in one of those huge pieces of fine machinery for the first time and accelerating to more than 200 km/h (125 mph) will have felt the
Not Only Syrians: Turkey Must Welcome All Asylum Seekers

Not Only Syrians: Turkey Must Welcome All Asylum Seekers

Worldcrunch.com / NEWS DEEPLY -OpEd-KAYSERI — On a cold day in the Turkish city of Kayseri last November, we sat in the living room of two young men, Mustafa, aged 18, and Hafiz, 23, as they told
Clean Trees In Naples: When Ecology Invades Mob Territory

Clean Trees In Naples: When Ecology Invades Mob Territory

Worldcrunch.com / LA STAMPA GIUGLIANO — Thousands of poplars run parallel, in neat rows. The sun illuminates their thin trunks. Looking at this wood of Giugliano, in the northern outskirts of
How Japan Can Help Soften U.S.-China Showdown

How Japan Can Help Soften U.S.-China Showdown

Worldcrunch.com / THE JAPAN NEWS -OpEd-TOKYO — The United States has turned to inward-looking politics, while the unifying force of Europe has waned due to rampant populism and confusion in
Watch: OneShot — UNICEF France Welcomes 2019

Watch: OneShot — UNICEF France Welcomes 2019

Worldcrunch.com / ONESHOT UNICEF France is ringing in 2019 with their greatest mission of all: ensuring every child grows up in the best conditions and has all the tools needed to build a future.
What China Flexing Tech Muscle Means For India

What China Flexing Tech Muscle Means For India

Worldcrunch.com / THE WIRE MUMBAI — For years, India’s relationship with its biggest trading partner, China, has been defined by a one-sided kind of “buy-buy” — Indian hunger for Chinese machinery