Almost one in three millennials in the United States reports feeling lonely and, perhaps more worrying, one in five says they have no friends, according to a new survey.
With many countries having their own unique claim to democracy - which one was really first?
Humanitarian agencies in Africa are hoping detailed population maps being created by Facebook researchers will save lives and improve living conditions.
This column reconstructs the evolution of global trade finance from the Middle Ages until today.
Policy is key in changing how society views jobs, according to Ricardo Hausmann.
In an open letter to the UN, published in Nature, a group of 24 scientists have called for harsher punishments for those who damage the environment in conflict zones. "Stop Military Confl...
In a bid to tackle increasing environmental concerns, the state of California has taken matters into their own hands.
In 1500, Beijing was the most populated city on earth. Over the last 500 years, this has changed dramatically with a different Asian city taking the top spot.
The IMF projects growth to improve between 2019 and 2020. But 70% of this increase will depend on the performance of emerging markets and developing economies.
This column argues that policymakers should take into account what they don’t know in their decision making. It describes a tractable approach for acknowledging, characterising, and respo...
The first gatherings of the G20 promised an auspicious future for global governance. But now the group has replaced action with empty talk, argues Jim O’Neil, Chair of Chatham House
Ursula von der Leyen has won her place as the new European Comission president after a vote in the European Parliament.
US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies and frequent accusations of currency manipulation by other countries speak to the need for a universal monetary system of the type twent...
The changes have three main aims, to protect women from degrading work conditions, to cut crime and to revive the 500-year-old neighbourhood.
This column suggests that people often react by demanding trade protection when faced with shocks that generate unemployment, with the largest effects observed when it is caused by import...