U.S.

September, 2023

  • 28 September

    Traditional Downtowns are Dead or Dying in Many US Cities − What’s Next for these Zones?

    Developers have overbuilt office and commercial space in US cities for decades. Now, in the wake of pandemic shutdowns, many downtowns face hard choices about the future.

  • 25 September

    Global Cruise Industry Expanding, New Routes Emerging

    Passenger capacity is projected to increase from 26.5 million in 2022 to nearly 38 million by 2028. In anticipation of this, nearly 40 new ships debuted in 2022, with 75 more vessels lined up on order through 2027, as revealed in Cruise Industry News’ cruise ship order book. This brings up the total number of cruise ships to 499 worldwide.

  • 20 September

    Canada’s Assassination Charge Against India Puts Biden in a Pickle

    Experts say the risks of not openly backing Trudeau are far outweighed by the danger of confronting Modi right now.

July, 2023

  • 28 July

    Is US Congress Losing Patience with Pakistan over Human Rights Violations?

    Will American politicians take a chance by looking the other way to the complaints of human rights violations, elections delay, political victimization and suppression of media in Pakistan from their Pakistani-American voters in an election year? The chances are really low.

  • 26 July

    How Well-managed Dams and Forecasting Can Limit Flooding in a Warming World

    An engineer who managed dams for years explains the tradeoffs operators make as they decide when to release water and how much to stay safe.

  • 23 July

    I watched Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer in Ukraine: His Greek Tragedy is our Reality

    Following the recent release of Wes Anderson’s Asteroid City, Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer continues to infuse summer 2023 with atomic energy. Stylistically, of course, the two couldn’t be more different. What Anderson shows as a blast outside a diner’s window that doesn’t so much as interrupt the characters’ coffee, Nolan shapes into a three-hour epic. And as a Ukrainian, I am …

  • 8 July

    Reps. Jacobs & Omar Plan to Stop WH Cluster Munitions to Ukraine

    “If the U.S. is going to be a leader on international human rights, we must not participate in human rights abuses.”

June, 2023

  • 22 June

    Growing Presence of Muslims in America: Islam’s Call to Prayer Echoing in more US Cities

      inneapolis recently became the first major U.S. city to allow the “adhan,” or Muslim call to prayer, to be broadcast from mosques five times a day. In April 2023, the Minneapolis City Council unanimously approved a change to the city’s sound ordinance, effectively eliminating time constraints that previously prevented the pre-dawn and evening prayer calls from being broadcast. For …

May, 2023

  • 29 May

    Debt Ceiling Deal: 5 Essential Reads About the Tentative Accord

    President Joe Biden and House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on May 27, 2023, agreed in principle to a tentative deal that would raise the debt ceiling while capping some federal spending at current levels. The accord, if approved by both houses of Congress, would avert an unprecedented default that threatens to derail the economy and put hundreds of thousands of Americans …

  • 25 May

    Why America Has a Debt Ceiling: 5 Questions Answered

    epublicans and Democrats are again playing a game of chicken over the U.S. debt ceiling – with the nation’s financial stability at stake. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen recently said that June 1, 2023, is a “hard deadline” for raising the debt limit, currently set at US$31.38 trillion, to avoid an unprecedented default. The government hit the ceiling back in January …