Global Perspectives

Trump may repeat a tragic history

<b>(CNN) —</b> In two crucial arenas, North Korea and Iran, Trump has dramatically raised the risks for the United States, and for no good reason. Determined to seem tougher than his predecessor, he has set out maximalist positions on both countries. He wants a totally denuclearized North Korea and an …

North Korea

WORLDVIEW: Sorry Zuma, South Africa is not an island

Like kids misbehaving when the teacher’s back is turned, politicians like Jacob Zuma are corrupt because they think only their friends are …

Jacob Zuma

WORLDVIEW: Only cure for global sickness of corruption: Kill KPMG, other corporate evil-doers

South Africans depressed by rampant corruption and state capture should remember that graft is not a domestic phenomenon or a game that mostly …


China's green planning for the world starts with infrastructure

The United States is retreating from the global community under a president who rejected the Paris Climate Accords and denigrates NAFTA and NATO. …


Jane Poynter wants to send you to the edge of space in a very big balloon

Eyes on the skies.<p>Nothing draws attention to your new product like using it to send fast food into space. In June, Arizona-based World View demonstrated the potential of its pioneering stratollite—a sort of mini satellite that uses a high-altitude balloon to take payloads into the stratosphere—by …


Fareed's Take: Trump, the "Chaos President"

Fareed gives his take on President Trump's "unpredictable and incoherent" foreign policy approach, after he decertified the Iran nuclear deal.

Foreign Policy

Peace makes strides in Colombia, but the battle is far from won

One year after Colombians initially rejected a peace agreement with the FARC guerrilla group, today the outlook for peace seems almost promising. On …

Latin America

Globalization still the key to prosperity, equality: IMF’s Lagarde

The head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has claimed that global cooperation between leaders and mutual understanding is required to advance …


Clinton: Nixing Iran deal "very dangerous"

Hillary Clinton tells Fareed that Trump's threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal ruins U.S. credibility and "plays right into Iranian hands."

Foreign Policy

Clinton on Russia's influence in 2016 election

On GPS, does Putin have a grudge against Hillary Clinton? She says Russian interference was mostly aimed at sowing division & weakening democracy in the US.


Track Your Global Travel With This Cool Scratch-off World Map — For Under $25

Right now, this fun and colorful way to track your path to global citizenship is available for only $23.99 — an almost 50 percent savings — from The …


China is winning the future. Here’s how.

This week, the front page of the New York Times described the Trump administration’s repeal of the Clean Power Plan, the Obama administration’s attempt to slash carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. “The war on coal is over,” declared Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott …


Trump Alienates America’s Allies and Hands Iran a Victory

For months, President Trump has made no secret of his desire to tear up one of the Obama administration’s top national security achievements: the nuclear accord with Iran, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or J.C.P.O.A.<p>Mr. Trump repeatedly bashed the agreement during last …


Hillary Clinton interviewed by Fareed Zakaria for Sunday, Oct. 15 at 10:00am Eastern and Pacific

October 13th, 2017<p><b>Hillary Clinton</b>, former U.S. Secretary of State (2009-2013) and 2016 Democratic Presidential nominee, joined CNN’s <b>Fareed Zakaria</b> for a wide-ranging interview set to air on Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017 at 10:00am Eastern and Pacific.<p>The interview covered the subjects of Iran, North Korea, …

Hillary Clinton

Politico uses pop-up newsletters to test new European markets

Politico is using short-term email newsletters to test the ground for further expansion in Europe. Called Global Policy Lab, the editorial package …

Advertising Industry

Tackling climate change could bring North and South Korea closer and help stabilise the region

The Paris Agreement, signed in 2015 requires every country to make pledges to tackle climate change. North Korea is no exception.<p>Given that air …

North Korea

Macron’s reforms, round II — The German model — Et tu, Europe?

<i>In the second chapter of Engineering Growth, we look at France – how the new government can boost competitiveness and prepare its workforce for the</i> …

European News

Design global, manufacture local: a new industrial revolution?

What if globally designed products could radically change how we work, produce and consume? Several examples across continents show the way we are …


A close-up look at what happens when tourists and Maasai communities meet

My study of interaction between tourists and a Maasai community raised questions about the boundaries between research, tourism and entertainment. …


Netflix has hired a new exec to tackle policy challenges in Europe and around the world

It’s poached Monique Meche from Amazon.<p>In the words of Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, the streaming giant is “just getting started” when it comes to expanding in Europe and beyond.<p>But the streaming giant’s international growth spurt also includes the realm of politics, as Netflix is announcing today …


WORLDVIEW: SA and the liquidity crunch: Debt crisis and austerity time?

The party is officially ending; the Fed and the ECB are packing away the punch bowl, and the outlook for interest rates is clear.This is a BizNews …


How foreign policy experts can work around Donald Trump

Donald Trump desperately needs a foreign policy doctrine.<p>He does have his views on global politics. Witness his speech at the United Nations in …

Foreign Policy

Clinton on Weinstein scandal: "I was just sick"

Hillary Clinton tells Fareed that the sexual assaults Harvey Weinstein is accused of are "intolerable in every way," and pledges to give his political donations to charity.


Netflix lands Amazon exec for global public policy post

• Netflix (NFLX) hired Monique Meche as its new vice president of global public policy.<br>• Meche was pulled away from Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN), where she held …

Stock Markets

Dams on Myanmar’s Irrawaddy river could fuel more conflicts in the country

Myanmar makes many headlines these days. While most of the focus has been on the Rohingya issue, the country is also heading towards an important …


Refugees in India have to fend for themselves – we've been talking to them about how they manage

Attempts by the Indian government to deport tens of thousands of Rohingya refugees have thrust the country’s laws into the spotlight.<p>Lawyers …


China's fight against desertification should not be done at the cost of water security

For the first time, China has hosted a major global event on desertification and land degradation, the Cop-13, United Nations Convention to Combat …


World View's high-altitude science balloon nails its longest flight yet

Elon Musk and his SpaceX team may grab all of the headlines with their rocket-landing feats and talk of going to Mars, but an Arizona-based outfit …


Sorry, Trump — globalism is not a plot against America

The defining epithet of the Age of Trump is "globalist." This is the all-purpose term of abuse that the president and his most fervent supporters hurl at anyone who dissents from their populist agenda.<p>During last year’s campaign, Donald Trump tweeted that the choice was “between Americanism” and …

Council on Foreign Relations

Friedman: What if Vegas shooter was Muslim?

Tom Friedman tells Fareed that while Americans are quick to politicize terrorism by Muslims, "nothing is happening" in the aftermath of the Vegas massacre.

Las Vegas Shooting