There is virtually no group of people or country that Donald Trump, the US Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee, has not insulted or disparaged. What accounts for Trump's extraordinary success, and what would his abrasive political style and unpredictable, often reckless behavior portend for America and the world?
In the face of regional turmoil, exacerbated by the rise of the Islamic State, many Arab governments are embracing a new solution-oriented agenda – focused on economic diversification, improved educati… read more
The Republican Party’s likely presidential candidate is a racist, misogynistic xenophobe. Many Americans and others – not to mention Republican leaders – may be horrified, but Donald Trump has merely b… read more
The year that just ended witnessed an extraordinary array of economic and political challenges, including disunion in Europe, decelerating Chinese growth, and deepening turmoil in the Middle East. Und… read more
Climate change, pollution, overfishing, and increasing demand for resources are only a few of the hazards jeopardizing the health of the world's oceans and marine ecosystems. What must be done to move… read more
It’s been 25 years since the first UNDP Human Development Report affirmed that income growth alone does not improve human wellbeing. How can the human-development approach be used to help policymakers … read more
The US Federal Reserve is considering raising interest rates for the first time since the global financial crisis erupted in 2008. Is monetary tightening premature, given the real state of the US econ…read more
Europe is confronting a refugee crisis unlike anything seen since the end of WWII, with thousands of people from Africa and the greater Middle East trying to enter the EU every day. With many clamorin… read more