Remittances outpace foreign aid and investment in much of the world, but transfer companies can skim a significant percentage.
The Time Has Come for a Global Minimum Wage
It’s the best way to stop the global race to the bottom that hurts workers everywhere, not just those in low-income countries.
Will AI Swing the 2020 Election?
Deepfake technology undermines any hope of once again conducting national conversations on the basis of observable reality.
Democracy Desperately Needs a Reboot
Democracy faces a global crisis. And this crisis couldn’t be coming at a worse time.
Trump’s Policies Are Harming Refugees Worldwide
His administration’s near-ban on refugee admissions is having a destructive domino effect in front-line countries.
The Alarming Rise of Civilian Deaths in the War On Terror
New reports show an escalation in civilian casualties from U.S. operations in Syria, Afghanistan and Somalia — and a pattern of U.S. denial about the scale of the problem.
To Fund African Development, Curb the Looting of African Wealth
Where does Africa’s stolen wealth end up? Among other places, Trump Tower.
Baghdadi Is Alive — and so is the ISIS Narrative
The group’s caliphate may be crumbled, but the political conditions that gave rise to it haven’t improved at all.
The Next Ebola Epidemic
International slow-walking — and threatened cuts to aid from the Trump administration — could exacerbate a burgeoning ebola outbreak in the Congo.
Trump Is Expanding America’s Wars, Not Ending Them
He’s failed to deliver his promised withdrawals from Afghanistan and Syria, vetoed an order to get out of Yemen, and expanded the U.S. bombing of Somalia, all while eyeing Iran.