Views Digest

January, 2018

  • 7 January

    Ukraine on the Brink of Kleptocracy

    Europe needs to confront Ukraine’s leadership sooner rather than later.

December, 2017

  • 31 December

    Creating A Sustainable Future: 5 Essential Reads

    Trump administration rollbacks dominated news about the environment in 2017 – but beyond Washington D.C., many researchers are developing innovative visions for a greener future.

  • 29 December

    2017 Was a Banner Year for the Arms Industry

    Half of Pentagon spending goes to contractors, the military budget is set to skyrocket, and the Trump administration is peddling arms all over the world.

  • 25 December

    Climate-driven Migration in Africa

    The total absence of European policies to address climate-driven migration from Africa is deeply concerning.

  • 14 December

    How Republican Missteps Turned Alabama Blue

    It began with a sex scandal. How else?

  • 13 December

    America’s Housing Crisis

    People need places to live, but greedy developers are taking advantage of popular markets like New York and California by marketing only to the rich. It might seem like capitalism at its finest, but there is a price to pay, and that is the well-being of the middle and lower classes.

  • 9 December

    How New Is Virtual Reality Really?

    Is virtual reality really an “innovation,” as we commonly call it? Or is it merely the next stage in something that we’ve been on the cusp of for a long while?

  • 7 December

    The Women Carpenters of Hunza Valley

    A unique project in Pakistan’s Hunza Valley to renovate and maintain the Altit Fort in a sustainable manner, using locally grown timber, has led to the employment of women as carpenters as an essential part of the work.

  • 4 December

    Fault Lines Becoming Unbridgeable in US-Pakistan Relations

    Imtiaz Gul discusses the non-negotiable constants that underpin the Pakistani and American attitudes to each other and which are unlikely to change any time soon.

  • 3 December

    Spain’s Kosovo-Catalonia Conundrum

    Madrid is inadvertently equating Catalonia and Kosovo and, by doing so, revealing itself to be unable to distinguish between legitimate aspirations for self-rule and destabilizing separatism.