A short review of some of the lesser known absurdities of 2020.
Here’s why we used the numbers we did — and what they can and can’t tell us.
Wealthy corporations may use trade courts to keep public health measures from cutting into their profits.
Hard data shows ending our wars would be smart politics — and the first step toward repairing a moral calamity.
A new study shows just how bad a nuclear war could get. We need a plan to eliminate this risk permanently.
The world has enough water for 7 billion people, but not if countries waste, hoard, or weaponize it.
If nuclear war comes, it will happen because of a calculation or miscalculation by India or Pakistan.
The world’s major nuclear powers are treaty-bound to move towards disarmament. The India-Pakistan clash underscores the need to get moving.
Despite the bloody headlines, a slow-motion alignment of interests could mean peace in Afghanistan — if the Trump administration cooperates.
"Boxing the compass" is an old nautical term for locating the points on a magnetic compass in order to set a course. With the erratic winds blowing out of Washington these days, countries all over Asia and the Middle East are boxing the compass and re-evaluating...