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This group uses the tide to send bottles of rice and contraband to North Korea
The World October 18, 2018
A group of Koreans dumps water bottles loaded with rice, medicine and USB drives into the sea on the North Korean border. They hope that the information loaded into those USBs can spark some sort of revolution in the North.
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How is 'new NAFTA' different? A trade expert explains
The Conversation October 02, 2018
Canada, the US and Mexico are about to rip up the 25-year-old NAFTA and replace it with something new. Here are 3 of the biggest changes, explained.
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The next cold war? US-China trade war risks something worse
The Conversation September 24, 2018
The US and China once again exchanged fire in their escalating trade war. Tariffs have been the main source of ammunition thus far, but China has other weapons it could begin to deploy.
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Why the Russians might hack the Boy Scouts next
The Conversation September 13, 2018
The Russians are not just aiming to influence political activities in the US. Rather, it’s extremely likely that they will soon target American civic society.
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Russia is cracking down on minority languages — but a resistance movement is growing
The Conversation September 12, 2018
The Russian government has now adopted new amendments to an education bill that will make minority languages lessons in ethnic republics optional, and which limit their teaching to a maximum of two hours a week.
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People with disabilities bear the brunt of turf wars between conventional and online taxis
The Conversation September 10, 2018
In an attempt to secure their market, conventional taxis enforce “red zones” — areas where online taxi drivers are barred from picking up passengers. This makes it difficult of people with disabilities to access transportation options
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Honoring Annan, McCain and others: Why eulogies have blind spots
The Conversation September 03, 2018
The truth is that the interpretation of others’ legacies often reveals a great deal about us and our values. And is often less about the complexity of the lives of those with whom we engage.
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Why West Africa's pidgins deserve full recognition as official languages
The Conversation September 01, 2018
Today, variations of pidgins are used in all spheres of life ranging from political campaigns, television and radio broadcast.
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How Donald Trump can survive Michael Cohen's decision to turn on him
The Conversation August 22, 2018
What might happen to Trump next, and what can the history of presidential scandal tell us about his chances of weathering this storm?
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Citizenship through the eyes of those who have lost the right to vote
The Conversation August 19, 2018
Losing the right to vote is among numerous consequences of being convicted of a crime. This so-called “civil death” suggests that person is considered dead to society.
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