In the Spotlight

Latin America's Expanding Wealth Gap

By 2022, the top 1 percent in Latin America will have more wealth than the remaining 99 percent, and social policies are needed to reverse this trend. By Ailana Navarez.

Political Climate Shifting Against Oil and Gas Industry

On top of falling oil prices, oil and gas companies are now contending with political and financial winds blowing in the wrong direction for the industry. By Nick Cunningham.

Falling Price of Solar Affects India-U.S. Nuclear Deal

Solar power is now priced competitively with traditional forms of energy, which makes new nuclear power plants financially unviable. By Amit Bhandari.

Viewpoints: Violence Between Israel and Palestine

Since Israel restricted Muslim access to a holy site in Jerusalem, Israelis and Palestinians have plunged into a new battle in their eternal war.

Is Russia Plotting to Bring Down OPEC?

Russia's economy is heavily dependent on its energy industry, and President Vladimir Putin is playing a long, complex game to combat low oil prices. By Dalan McEndree.

Germany's Energy Model for India

Germany has been acting as an international leader in reducing its carbon footprint, and India can learn a lot from Germany's example in trying to meet its own targets. By Jivanta Schöttli.

Colombia's Glyphosate Ban: Security vs. Health

President Santos has taken another step toward breaking from the tactics of a failed war on drugs, and not everyone in Colombia is happy about this. By Ailana Navarez.

Middle East

Gas Discoveries in the East Mediterranean

Antonia Dimou

Viewpoints: Iraq and Syria's Ongoing Conflagration

Saudi Arabia Continues to Turn Screws on U.S. Shale

James Stafford



Europe's Growing Right Resurgence

Neelam Deo

Oil Prices Change the Face of Geopolitics

Andrew Topf

Norway's Oil Decline Accelerates

Nick Cunningham



China's Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Akshay Mathur

Business Underpins India-U.S. Defense Deal

Sameer Patil

Australia: Fanning the Flames of Warming and Warfare

Laurelle Atkinson



U.S. Aid for Central America Echoes Past Mistakes

Quintijn Kat

Mercosur and Pacific Alliance: Latin America Divided

Ailana Navarez

Bolivia Wrestles Chile for Ocean Access

Ailana Navarez



Food Insecurity and Climate Change in Egypt

Joshua Goldfond

Renew the African Growth and Opportunity Act

Udunopa B. Abalu

Ebola: A Global Wake-Up Call

Chinua Akukwe


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