Views Digest

December, 2018

  • 20 December

    What’s The Economic Impact of a Government Shutdown?

    With President Trump insisting on funding for his border wall and Democrats vehemently opposed, a partial government shutdown is about to enter the new year. Here's what it could mean for the economy.

  • 13 December

    Five Reasons Why 2018 Was a Big Year for Paleontology

    Dr. Julien Benoit discusses five important moments in paleontology you may have missed during 2018, and what they mean – particularly for Africa and its place in the story of human origins.

  • 8 December

    New Currents in Libya’s Stagnant Waters

    The most important development in Libya’s recent history may have just taken place. And it was not a high-level summit, but a new expression of popular opinion on Libya’s future.

  • 8 December

    Will Next Week’s Migration Compact be Global?

    African countries should use the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration as a basis to develop better continental migration governance systems.

November, 2018

  • 20 November

    Can We Expect A Major Rebound In Oil Prices?

    A price increase from current levels hinges on action from OPEC+. Saudi Arabia has already signaled that it intends to lower exports by 500,000 bpd in December, and that further action might be forthcoming from OPEC+.

  • 8 November

    Afghan Reconciliation Initiatives: Vindication of Pakistan?

    The message from Beijing, Moscow, Turkey, and Tehran, as well as most central Asian Republics, is loud and clear; Pakistan alone cannot be held responsible for the problem as well as the resolution.

  • 7 November

    How Safe is Your Smartphone from Hackers?

    Your smartphone may be at risk of being hacked even while you are charging it at the airport or replacing its broken screen.

October, 2018

  • 29 October

    How Turkey and Saudi Arabia Became Frenemies

    The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is worsening relations between US allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia. An expert on the region believes there may be a way out.

  • 28 October

    The Effects of Natural Disasters on the Economy

    From fuel costs to inflation, natural disasters pose a threat to the United States economy. Fortunately, activism promises a solution.

  • 22 October

    Climate Change and Poverty in Africa

    To withstand the inevitable natural disasters climate change will bring, better disaster risk management must start now.