Aerial view of Riyadh downtown

Are Reforms Part of Saudi Arabia’s PR Campaign?

In September, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia announced to the world that it would begin licensing women to drive in 2018. Is it all part of a PR campaign?
Bangalore street

Are There Other Silicon Valleys?

The phrase "Silicon Valley" conjures images of a crowded mini-metropolis in California, and a barrage of familiar Western brands. That's about to change.
Unite the Right rally

Is Doxxing the Right Way to Fight the “Alt-Right?”

In the aftermath of Charlottesville, people with similar names to white supremacists involved in the march were also caught in the crossfire.
UN Climate Change Conference COP21 in Paris on 30 November 2015. From left to the right: Enrique Peña Nieto, François Hollande, Angela Merkel and Michelle Bachelet.

How We Perceive Climate Change: A Global Analysis

A country to country analysis of how global populations perceive the threat of climate change.

Who’s Afraid of Killer Robots?

Two recent DARPA projects have sparked fears about killer robots, machines that can decide whether to engage a target without human oversight.
Salt flat Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia at sunrise

Bolivia Plans to Mine the Salar de Uyuni for Lithium

The Salar de Uyuni, which belongs to the Altiplano of the high Andes, is a unique and important ecosystem. It’s also an enormous lithium reserve.

Kaliningrad for Beginners

An introduction to the Kaliningrad Oblast, surrounded by Poland, Lithuania and the Baltic Sea.

The Last Formal Declaration of War

The last time Congress formally declared war was in World War II.