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Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth and History

March 25, 2016 • CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, In-depth, Asia - Pacific, Europe, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (3)

By Adrienne Mayor In Greek myth, Amazons were fierce women of exotic lands who gloried in hunting and war. The greatest Greek heroes, Heracles and Achilles, proved their valor by killing Amazon queens. But were Amazons mere fantasy? Thanks to archaeology, we now know they were modeled on real steppe nomads of Eurasia.

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Paris Climate Summit: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

March 25, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, In-depth, Climate Change & Society, Europe, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Steve Breyman In the aftermath of the December 2015 Paris climate summit, it’s worth reviewing the final agreement. The text serves as a Rorschach Test: there are wildly varying takes on its contours. Professor Steve Breyman provides his view of the

We Will Not Stop Talking about Racism

March 25, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, CULTURE & LIFESTYLE, Capitalism in the 21st Century, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Climate Change & Society, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (1)

By Lawrence Ware and Rebecca Martinez Many white people want to stop talking about racism. Consciousness implies action, and that kind of talking about race, ethnicity, and racism produces thinkers who challenge the status quo. White people think that this

Through the Ceiling and Over the Cliff? Catch-22 for Women Executives

March 25, 2016 • BUSINESS & INNOVATION, SPECIAL FEATURES, Strategies for the Changing World, Unprotected PostComments (0)

This program for women executives combines business acumen with leadership development and career reflection. It’s an approach designed to strengthen the key skills needed for navigating the road ahead.

A Disunited United States: What the 2016 Election Says About America

February 4, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, Editor’s Choice, Americas, On Donald Trump Administration, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By Leonard Steinhorn The 2016 election may be focused on the rise of Donald Trump, but the Trump candidacy is possible only because America is a nation deeply divided culturally and politically. On issues, values and even the meaning of the American Dream,

The Strategic Significance of Central Asia

February 4, 2016 • GLOBAL ECONOMY, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, SPECIAL FEATURES, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Asia - Pacific, Unprotected PostComments (1)

By David Denoon The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 led to the creation of five newly independent states in Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. Each of these states had been conquered by Imperial Russia and,

Why Selling the SDGs Isn’t As Easy As ABC

February 4, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, CRITICAL ANALYSIS, Climate Change & Society, Special Report: The Future is Green, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Belinda Goldsmith Amid much hype and expectation, the 193 member states of the United Nations last September agreed on a new ambitious set of global goals that are designed to tackle poverty, inequality, and climate change over the next 15 years. But while

The Dirty War on Syria: No Popular Uprising

February 4, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, World Politics, International Relations, Editor’s Choice, Americas, Middle East & Africa, Unprotected PostComments (9)

By Tim Anderson The world has been deceived over the conflict in Syria. It was always a ‘regime change’ dirty war and never a popular uprising. The root of the deception was a cabal of western governments, media and NGOs on a war footing and using

The Responsibility to Participate: The Problem of Global Engagement in Responding to the Syrian Refugee Crisis

February 4, 2016 • CRITICAL ANALYSIS, SPECIAL FEATURES, International Relations, International Law, Editor’s Choice, In-depth, Americas, Europe, Unprotected Post, World DevelopmentComments (0)

By Charles H. Camp and Theresa Bowman Despite the unanimous agreement of United Nations member states to commit as an international community to global humanitarian relief, many countries are reflecting the discomfort their electorates have with offering

Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design

February 4, 2016 • EMERGING TRENDS, BUSINESS & INNOVATION, Digital Transformation, Editor’s Choice, Unprotected PostComments (0)

By Barry M. Katz Barry Katz’s book Make it New: The History of Silicon Valley Design sets out to answer the question of how ‘design’ evolved from a marginal service to a strategic imperative. Drawing upon a vast array of original, primary-source