By Marina Lou
Juan Pablo Perez Alfonso, one of the founders of Opec, once compared the world’s fossil-fuel use to “drowning in the devil’s excrement.”
By Brahma Chellaney
Qatar may be tiny, but it is having a major impact across the Arab world. By propping up violent jihadists in the Middle East, North Africa and beyond, while supporting the United States in its fight against them, this gas-rich speck of a country—the world’s wealthiest in per capita terms—has transformed itself from a regional gadfly into an international rogue elephant.
By Kent Buse
, Sarah Hawkes
Canada’s Parliament is debating a new antiprostitution bill. Entitled the “Protection of Communities and Exploited Persons Act,” the proposed legislation would criminalize the purchase of “sexual services.”
By Shlomo Ben Ami
Nobody should be surprised that Scotland’s recent referendum on independence left the United Kingdom intact.
By Abraham Loeb
The biblical story of Saul finding his kingdom by chance while searching for his father’s lost donkeys offers an important lesson for scientists. Instead of defining our research objectives narrowly, we must open our minds to completely different and more exciting discoveries that may be lurking at the periphery of our field of view.