James P Wilson

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World Population Will Soar Higher Than Predicted

United Nations leaders have worried for decades about the pace of population growth. A few years ago leading calculations had global population …

University of Washington

China's Self-Created Demographic Disaster Is Coming

China is missing out on its biggest economic asset: its people.<p>Economist Nicholas Eberstadt estimates that, even if Beijing were to eliminate its …

Centripetal and Centrifugal Forces at Work in the Nation-State

<b>By Zhixing Zhang</b><p>"Here begins our tale: The empire, long divided, must unite; long united, must divide. Thus it has ever been." This opening adage of</i> …

Ebola outbreak status and predictions: The virus, the response, the biggest concerns.

It’s nine months into the biggest Ebola outbreak in history, and the situation is only going from bad to worse. The outbreak simmered slowly in West …

A World With 11 Billion People? New Population Projections Shatter Earlier Estimates

Dueling projections of population growth present different visions of the world's future.<p><b>Warning: The 21st century may get a lot more crowded than previously thought.</b><p>In a paper published Thursday in <i>Science</i>, demographers from several universities and the United Nations Population Division conclude …

The Origins and Implications of the Scottish Referendum

The idea of Scottish independence has moved from the implausible to the very possible. Whether or not it actually happens, the idea that the union of …

An Inside Look at EU's Shameful Immigration Policy

Along the frontiers between Spain and Morocco, Greece and Turkey and Hungary and Serbia, the EU is deploying brutal methods to keep out undesired …

Ebola Outbreak Is a 'Serious Threat' to Liberia's Existence, Says Minister

The Ebola virus is “spreading like wildfire and devouring everything in its path,” Liberia’s Defense Minister Brownie Samukai told the U.N. Security …

Disease

These maps show where the world’s youngest and oldest people live

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Uplifting the Cities of the Poor

Over the last half-century, a once overwhelmingly rural world has become ever more urban. In 1960, the urbanization rate in the majority of poor …

Resource Wars: Coming Soon to a Border Near You?

Russia in Ukraine, ISIS in Iraq, war in Gaza and nightly riot-watch in Ferguson, Missouri: Could the world possibly handle another crisis?<p>Well, ready …

The End of the Age Pyramid

Around the world, older generations are becoming the dominant demographic groups.<p>ASPEN, Colo.—Throughout human history, plotting populations by age group has yielded a pyramid. Across societies, the young (the base) exceeded the old (the tip).<p>But in recent decades, these pyramids have been morphing …

Over a hundred migrants missing after boat sinks off Libyan coast

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A wooden boat carrying up to 200 migrants has sunk just one kilometer (half a mile) off the Libyan coast, the coast guard said on Saturday, and most passengers were feared drowned.<p>The local coast guard said it had no boats of its own and had to commandeer fishing vessels in a …

When did Britain lose faith in Israel?

We used to be partners, fighting alongside each other, part of the free world together. Then something changed. But, as Benny Morris reminds us, its enemies are still our enemies<p>Half a century ago, relations between <b>Israel</b> and Britain were friendly. More than friendly. They were characterised by …

Channel NewsAsia

close breaking news<p>Asia Pacific<p>UN warns Pacific Ring of Fire is 'active' as volcanoes erupt across Asia<p>Asia Pacific<p>Thousands more Filipinos displaced …

In both Britain and the US, there’s no easy answer to immigration

Just like the UK, the United States is struggling to control the surge of migrants seeking a better life<p>Wherever you happen to stand on immigration, almost everyone can agree that Britain’s current policy is an ineffective and ruinous mess which is damaging the economy and has failed to keep the …

Why do human beings keep fighting wars?

Warfare provides people with a semblance of psychological positivity in oppressed societies where other outlets are lacking<p>Since it is 100 years ago this week that Britain entered the first world war – and at the moment the world seems to be especially ridden with conflict – it’s an opportune …

Japan's Biggest Challenge (and It's Not China): A Plummeting Population

Quite a bit has been written recently about the challenges Japan is facing in terms of its declining population. Having lost over half a million …

Demographics

How the war on drugs drives the child migrant crisis

The child migrant crisis has some roots in a seemingly unrelated policy: the war on drugs.<p>Since October, 52,000 children from outside the country have come to the US without an adult and strained the US immigration system. Many of them are fleeing a rising tide of violence back home in Central …

Bird Flu

Europe's migrant influx: 'we need help but we don’t know where from'

Unprecedented numbers are risking their lives to reach Europe, and local authorities in coastal communities where they land are struggling to cope. Lizzy Davies reports from Catania while photographer Massimo Sestini accompanied the Italian navy on its rescue missions earlier this month, offering a …

Safer Climate Disasters by Kristalina Georgieva & Margareta Wahlström

NEW YORK – Too often, participants in the climate-change debate make an erroneous distinction between protecting ourselves from the longer-term …

Culture War Fuels Hong Kong Protests

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