The West is in relative decline, especially compared to Asia, but no obvious alternative "system" has emerged.
The primal drive for recognition in the global pecking order tests reasoned restraint in the North Korean crisis.
As the latest BRICS summit approaches, the group's economic future looks bright.
Could neo-nationalist leaders join hands across the world? Vladimir Putin (Russia) and Narendra Modi (India) in Goa, 2016
Designing Dreams: A Talk With Alessandro Colombo of the Istituto Europeo del Design in Florence, Italy
Italy is a country of contradictions. But then, everything and everyone who is even remotely interesting to me is a mix of old and new, good and bad, mild and passionate -- with every nuance of feelings and experiences in between.
Yes, you read it right; Israel was rated by expats as the most dynamic country in the world. It even left the USA and Brazil, countries widely known for their fast and energetic culture, far behind. I bet you were not expecting this, right?
By all rights, given its size, location, and natural resource base, Brazil should be an economic juggernaut. But the truth is that Brazil should never have been designated a BRIC because it is a poorly managed economy that has rarely lived up to its potential.
The term "moko jumbies" combines what many have interpreted as a name for an African deity, Moko, and the West Indian word
The wind appears to again be at Dilma Rousseff's back again, as Brazil's performance at the World Cup has virtually assured that she will be re-elected -- politics working as politics do.
So you've probably heard of the BRIC countries as discussion of the economic growth potential of Brazil, Russia, India and China has been all the rage, especially during the recession. But those countries are no longer the cutting edge of investment.