While 2016 will be full of unknowns, one thing is certain: each of us will grow older. Luckily, that's not such a bad thing. The year 2016 will be a great year to age, as the mega-trend of population aging continues to drive innovation globally.
One more reason to save forests: The David Bowie Hunter, a spider newly discovered in the Malaysian highlands in 2015. Forests house fascinating forms of life.
I encourage the Chinese leadership to consider whether the imbalance between maintaining domestic stability and stifling free speech and limiting free access to information will eventually impair Chinese citizens, as well as China's true national potential.
Should military conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia erupt, the United States might have no choice but to assist its longtime ally. But given some of the kingdom's latest efforts are completely contrary to U.S. interests, do we really have to?
Get ready for not much. All is relatively calm this morning as traders try to digest last week's exciting events.
The Syrian Foreign Minister's visit to India this week underscores the growing multipolarity of the Middle East.
Donald Trump is wrong about most everything - not to mention being hate-filled and demagogic. But the few things he does get right may account for his popularity among Republican voters.
While the main trend in Berlin after the Wall came down was for all of the city to become influenced by the freer public sphere that existed on the Checkpoint Charlie side, in Hong Kong, the opposite kind of trend, that of a free zone getting more constrained rather than a controlled becoming less controlled.
What lurks behind the incapacity to resolve the destabilizing crises of North Korea's latest nuclear test and Saudi Arabia's frontal clash with Iran are the realpolitik considerations of Russia, China and the United States. (continued)
Thanks to the firestorm of comments provoked by my recent article, "The South China Sea Controversy: solved," I am toying with the idea of submitting ...
We are doing a disservice to our natural diversity when we insist that historical figures must be straight until conclusively proven otherwise, yet need no evidence to be presumed heterosexual.
All fixed! Well, not really. As you can see on this chart of the Shenzhen 300 Chart, we fell 5%, then 2% more, then 5% more, then 2% more - that's 14% and then, this morning, we rose from 3,285, where the market was halted on Thursday, back to close at 3,361, which is only up 2.3% or less than a 20% weak bounce off the 14% drop.
In April on CNBC, I called a top in the China market and urged a move to cash. The accompanying chart -- see the red arrow -- underscores the prescie...
The plunging Shanghai Stock Exchange and the sudden reversal in the yuan's appreciation have caused fears to spread beyond China's borders. Is something wrong with the world's growth locomotive? In a word, yes.
The market was supposed to save the planet. That, at least, was the argument of many economists grappling with the problem of climate change. As foss...
In this radio clip, I'm interviewed by legendary NPR host John Hockenberry about the Obama Administration failed "pivot to Asia."