Due to escalating trade tension, the global economy is now projected to grow at 3.3% in 2019, down from 3.6% in 2018.
As European parliamentary elections loom, with pro-European and nationalist factions battling over the future of the bloc, these are the key issues to resolve.
The comedian Volodymyr Zelensky won a landslide victory in Ukraine’s presidential election. Now he has to satisfy an electorate hungry for change. Can he deliver?
In 2018, total global military expenditure rose 2.6% to $1.8 trillion, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
Economic sanctions are too often the soft choice between doing nothing and taking effective but risky or expensive action, argues James Dobbins, of the RAND Corporation
The effects of the shift from fossil fuels to an energy system based on renewables will be profound, explains the Director-General of the International Renewable Energy Agency, Adnan Z. Amin
No longer having preferential access to the European Union and the UK's new tariff regime could seriously affect exports for many trading partners.
The countries in the MENA region are waking up to the threat posed by climate change, but it also presents an opportunity - because to respond effectively, they must learn to put their di...
The idea of total European strategic independence ignores geopolitical realities, argues Moritz Luetgerath of the Atlantic Council; but there may be a welcome alternative
Last week's attack on the Al Noor Mosque and the Linwood Islamic Centre in Christchurch, New Zealand highlights how Islamophobia has become a global issue.
Although economists are well positioned to imagine new institutional arrangements, their habit of thinking at the margin and sticking close to the evidence at hand encourages an aversion ...
The US has the highest number of immigrants overall - but as a percentage of the population? That's a very different story.
After an unlikely commitment to peace and progress following the Trump-Kim meeting in 2018, discussions between the two leaders appear to have broken down.
What are the biggest stories looming on the global agenda? Building on our Agenda Weekly email update, each month we look ahead at the events and trends that will have the most impact.
In the 1949 Orson Welles movie The Third Man, Switzerland is dismissed as a land of brotherly love, 500 years of peace and the cuckoo clock. But it is also a case study in inclusive, dire...