Juliette Brindak: Girl Power

The information technology revolution opens the doors to a host of new businesses for tech-savvy young entrepreneurs with an eye for a market opportunity....

Book Review: Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and...

There aren’t many contemporary works on global economics that pinpoint the Black Death as a major factor in the development of the modern world. Economist...

Feature: Trudging The Empty Quarter for Hearts and Minds

Adventure, arid deserts, and diplomacy rarely go hand in hand. But in December 2015, when British explorer Mark Evans set off on an 808-mile...

Deep Oil: Unlocking the Poles

The arrival of peak oil — the point in time when global oil production peaks and begins to forever decline — has loomed for...

Jeremy Corbyn: A Political Oddity

Jeremy Corbyn is not easily whipped into toeing the party line. In the 2005-2010 Parliament, he defied his government whip no less than on...

Sir Richard Jolly: Development with a Human Face

In May 2012, a distinguished group of international economists and social scientists published Be Outraged: There Are Alternatives, an impassioned critique of austerity economics....

Roger Federer: Excellence Personified

Out with friends celebrating his 18th birthday in December 2004, young Spanish tennis fan Juan Aparicio had the grievous misfortune to be involved in...

A Butterfly without Excuses: Progress Stalled

The ways of the world are quite often more straightforward than they at first glance appear to be. Whatever happens has a cause that...