Sunday, November 19, 2017

World News

World News

Mabel Berezin, Cornell University “Bien joué” – or “well played” – was sprawled across a picture of Emmanuel Macron on the cover of the newspaper Libération the day after he won the French presidential election. And...

Terrence Guay, Pennsylvania State University and Charles Hankla, Georgia State University Editor’s note: U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s election gamble failed badly as her Conservatives lost 12 seats, leaving them with 318, shy of a...

Joshua Cole, University of Michigan In the second round of the French presidential election, extremism lost. It is less clear what won. Estimates after the polls closed had Emmanuel Macron winning with 63.7 percent of the...

 J. Cilluffo, George Washington University; Alec Nadeau, George Washington University, and Rob Wainwright, University of Exeter From 2009 to 2016, a cybercrime network called Avalanche grew into one of the world’s most sophisticated criminal syndicates....

Michael Frazer, University of East Anglia Recent political events have turned the world upside down. The UK voting for Brexit and the US electing Donald Trump as president were unthinkable 18 months ago. In fact,...

Chris Ebbert, Nottingham Trent University When mass market 4x4s first appeared on the scene in the 1970s, I was a little boy. I was in awe of these huge, rugged things that started appearing everywhere....

Ken Obura, University of Nairobi In August 2012, terrorist group, Boko Haram, reportedly hacked into Nigeria’s secret service and acquired private data on current and former personnel. In April 2016, a group calling itself “Anonymous”...
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STORY HIGHLIGHTS In 2008, Indonesia passed the Public Information Disclosure Act, in order to improve transparency. In 2011, the country was among the founders of the Open Government Partnership. Indonesia launched its Open Data...
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Salvador Vázquez del Mercado, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) It did not take long for a diplomatic rift to open between the United States and Mexico following the election of Donald Trump. Mexican president Enrique...

Flynt L. Leverett, Pennsylvania State University and Robert Sprinkle, University of Maryland Chinese President Xi Jinping’s appearance at last week’s World Economic Forum shows global leadership is shifting, not drifting, toward Beijing. The most vigorous...

Oliver Stuenkel, Fundação Getúlio Vargas Donald Trump’s inauguration on January 20 exemplifies a phenomenon that is likely to shape global politics for years to come: the rise of the strongman. The term is broadly used to...

Christian Mattmann, NASA In today’s data-rich world, companies, governments and individuals want to analyze anything and everything they can get their hands on – and the World Wide Web has loads of information. At present,...