The assault on American democracy and its global standing originated not in Moscow but in Washington, and across the length and breadth of the United States. Like the Soviet Empire before it, America is crumbling under the weight of its own contradictions.
Despite having one of the world’s highest levels of income equality, Egypt’s wealth gap is growing to become one of the widest. What is behind this paradox?
Can an Egyptian billionaires vision of turning a Mediterranean island into a just republic for refugees help solve the refugee crisis?
Arab civilisation has not collapsed but the thuggish political, economic and religious mafias dominating the region are dying violently.
With the right president, Egypt could rid itself of nepotism and inequality to become a prosperous and egalitarian society.
Is Egypt on the road to theocracy or will it manage to build a secular, pluralist democracy?
Belgian media hysteria over crime and calls for zero-tolerance policing miss the real issue – social exclusion in the inner city.
Big corporations are using the banking crisis as an excuse for exploiting cheap labour. Is it time for a global minimum wage?
Governments need to rethink their economy policies to make them more equitable and responsive to citizens’ needs.