Issues / Energy
Washington is responsible for a plethora of global calamities. But Putin's Russia isn't offering an appealing alternative at all.
Even a superpower can’t maintain dominance in every domain and also effectively address big-ticket items like climate change.
Three reasons to be (a little) cheerful about the state of the world last year.
The developed world has pledged $9.5 billion to help fight climate change. But it's going to take hundreds of billions more.
With bated breath, we await the November 24 deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran.
Can China and the United States pivot without crashing into each other?
As the climate warms and the ice melts, the Arctic could become the next great theater of global cooperation—or a battlefield.
In the "fast-fast" political culture of South Korea, some leaders are patiently—and effectively—making strides for democracy, clean energy, and maybe even peace.
A thousand poles are blooming as new international blocs like the Shanghai Cooperation Organization and the BRICS Development Bank emerge to challenge Western economic and military hegemony.
It's not just about oil: To support the world's burgeoning billions in a warming climate, the human race needs to drastically rethink its approach to agriculture.