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In the world of romance, globalization brings a new dynamic to an age-old mysteryBrexit, Trump, Strache, Le Pen. With all the gloom and doom on globalization, you’d think everyone was miserable. Think again.One of the most profound effects of...
Shattering upheavals have left Central and Eastern Europe longing for calm, but a disruptive new generation is looking towards innovationThere has been no shortage of out-of-the-box ideas: A flying car and an energy-self-sufficient mobile home were entries at Vienna’s...
Reporting from conflict zones is just as important as it is dangerous. Two women tell their stories.Barbara Schiavulli was in her room on the 13th floor at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq when she heard the explosions. In October 2005,...
A Russian expat investigates the local clichés and assumptions about her mega-rich countrymenTo tell the truth, I find no joy at all in telling people I’m Russian these days. After various changes in international politics (which I’m sure you...
Two Austrian-led organizations ask whether social entrepreneurs in Africa can combat the world’s “wicked problems” any better than development NGOsIn the charming 2013 documentary Bring the Sun Home illiterate mothers and grandmothers leave their remote villages from South America to...
The Holy Trinity of a formal education is classroom, exam, diploma. This model is being challenged all over the worldTen-year-old Mohammed sits cross-legged in his family’s tent in Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan. It is 2013 and he is...
As fear of terrorists and calls for heightened security sweep the European continent, experts argue for keeping the door open to secure pensions and invigorate Europe’s future workforce.November’s terrorist attacks in Paris are likely to compound Europe’s deep divisions...
Whether you avoid your countrymen or seek out their company, everyone needs something to remind them of home. For Mexicans, it’s the Day of the DeadFancy coming to a massive party? It’ll be chock-full of music, dancing, inappropriate jokes...
The countries of Europe are faced with tidal waves of newcomers, bringing with them different values, unfamiliar cultures, and untried skills that must now be factored into daily lifePicture a room: Twenty-two young men, six chairs, four whiteboards, no desks. And a young...
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