Views Digest

December, 2017

  • 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.

  • 2 December

    Bangladesh Can Get Something Out of This Mess

    Both China and India should wake up and take Bangladesh a little more seriously, says one analyst.

  • 2 December

    Why Silicon Valley Wants You to Text And Drive

    Why do tech companies care so much about self-driving cars? If drivers no longer need to pay attention to the road, they can use their mobile devices even more.

November, 2017

  • 20 November

    Jet Fuel From Sugarcane? It’s Not A Flight of Fancy

    Scientists have engineered sugarcane to increase its oil content and are developing renewable jet aircraft fuel from the oil. The engineered sugarcane could become a valuable energy crop.