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Economists from rich countries increasingly agree: Sustainable development and reducing inequality matter more than economic growth.
Ironically, alternative energy needs oil to replace oil.
No one who predicted disaster from Washington's intervention in Syria should expect anything different from Russia's.
The victory of Canada's Liberal Party was a mixed one for the country's left. But from pulling out of Syria to (maybe) legalizing marijuana, they're welcoming the change in governance.
Despite Washington's move toward detente with Iran, other regional conflicts — especially in Israel-Palestine, where an "intifada of knives" is underway — are looking as volatile as ever.
Gross National Happiness, which had its origins in Bhutan, has caught on with political scientists.
The tide may be turning against the Obama administration's enormous, corporate-friendly investment pact. Is it too politically toxic for an election year?
Washington is one of the most active players in Syria's civil war, but it's accepted effectively 0 percent of the conflict's refugees.
The best way to ensure that U.S. troops won't bomb any more civilian targets in Afghanistan is for President Obama to pull them out.
An influx of Iranian troops into Syria is complementing Russian airstrikes in attempting to shore up the Assad regime.