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Three reasons to be (a little) cheerful about the state of the world last year.
Despite the ruble falling as fast as oil prices, the Russian economy is unlikely to collapse.
Each year Conn Hallinan presents awards to individuals, companies and governments that make following the news a daily adventure.
The world is “trapped in the fetishism of economic growth,” says Polish sociologist Ryszard Zoltaniecki and must “learn to live with zero” growth.
At the third Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, nuclear deterrence took a back seat to “collateral damage.”
The pieces for a political deal to end the Syrian civil war are coming together — if Ankara will let them.
Since Sandy Hook, there have been nearly 100 school shootings. How many more Pakistani children need to die?
For U.S. communities dependent on the same industries that have brought Russia to its knees, the time to start planning an economic transition is now.
Many leave Hungary and the rest of East-Central Europe in search of opportunity; others arrive in search of better lives.
The latest climate talks were an exercise in futility and delay. But that doesn't mean activists should give up.