By Michelle Bovée |
Non-human candidates frequently grace local and national electoral ballots. Limberbutt McCubbins was the first feline presidential candidate in the US; Darth Vader ran for mayor of Odessa, Ukraine; and a rhinoceros named Cacareco was elected to Sao Paolo’s city council. Typically these candidates are nominated as a joke or as a protest, political or otherwise.…
By Michelle Bovée |
Semi-nude paintings by Austrian artist Egon Schiele surprised recent riders of the New York subway, London Tube, and Cologne bus. The works were part of an ad campaign launched by the Vienna Tourism Board. Originally, they were supposed to stand on their own as advertisements for the Leopold Museum. City regulators protested this request to…
Externalization of Migration Policies: How the European Union’s Beloved Human Rights Took a Backseat
By Emile Fabre |
The EU hopes to contain illegal migration flow through a policy of outsourcing migration policies to third countries, but this has negative human rights implications.
By Mercedes Yanora |
In this interview, Dr. Joanna Rubinstein, CEO of Childhood USA, discusses the sexual abuse of children online. She advocates for a global system approach when combatting such violence.
By Michael Sexton |
Managing Editor Mike Sexton spoke with The Intercept's Murtaza Hussain about the recently released Iran Cables investigative piece -- and what they tell us about the region's future.
By Deanna Woodman |
President Trump has tied humanitarian aid to migration outcomes in the Northern Triangle, yet foreign assistance affects underlying causes of migration to the United States. More importantly, predicating future aid on migration outcomes goes against fundamental humanitarian principles and US values.
By Anthony Consalvo |
Smartphones will gain geostrategic significance. The Gulf States, through Apple and Huawei, have aligned with the United States and China, respectively. Their strategic importance makes them noteworthy test cases in the rising geostrategic significance of supply chains.
By Kathryn Urban |
A forthcoming study from the University of Calgary predicts that Russian intelligence services may be interfering in the Canadian federal elections scheduled to take place at the end of October over concerns in the Arctic region.
By Wanida Lewis |
In his latest book titled Shrewd Samaritan- Faith, Economics, and the Road to Loving Our Global Neighbor, Bruce Wdyick explores diverse impacts of how to effectively and intentional give to the global poor.
By Ben Goodrich |
China is stealing research secrets from institutions around the world. As a result, Chinese scientists are more likely to experience discrimination in research settings. Are policymakers stuck choosing between securing research and securing civil rights?
By Benjamin Zimmer |
North Korea is, by design, is the most isolated country in the world, making it an imperative that information is reported fairly and accurately. But how do we make sure the information is fair and accurate?
The high number of mass shootings are a growing societal concern, and solutions must be multifaceted. Addressing media coverage glorifying shooters and destigmatizing mental health problems are two important aspects of such a multifaceted approach.