Ahead of the 2020 elections, a furious political fight is brewing over how internet platforms moderate expression by their users. It’s grounded in misunderstandings about freedom of expression that need to be re-framed.
As the Dalai Lama turns 85, the Chinese Communist Party is stepping up its plans to control the selection of the Tibetan spiritual leader’s successor. The kidnapping of the six-year-old Panchen Lama and his family 25 years ago shows how far it is prepared to go.
The COVID crisis has injected a legitimate humanitarian imperative into bailing countries out of a sovereign debt crisis of historic proportions. The hastiness of the bailouts, however, is setting up all sorts of dire unintended consequences.
Published: Jul 01, 2020
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa via Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)