What we are witnessing in Ukraine today is not so much the revival of the Cold War as the sharp edge of a clash of civilizations in the unfolding post-American era. American-led globalization since the end of the Cold War has led to the convergence of patterns of growth and the spread of technology worldwide, enabling the rise of the emerging economies such as China, Russia, India and Turkey. But far from creating a flat and homogenous world, this convergence has led to a new divergence because economic strength engenders cultural, political and even military self-assertion. As we are seeing every day from the East China Sea to Syria to Crimea, the American-led West is no longer at the helm of today's order. Indeed, no one is. Above all, globalization today means an interdependence of plural identities.
What do you get when you combine ultra-nationalist religious and political conservatism along with homophobia and sexism? That is the toxic mix that is fueling Vladimir Putin's militaristic moves against the people of Ukraine.
Western countries are scrambling to respond to developments in Ukraine's Crimea, where Putin has claimed the authority to
As we redouble our commitment to eradicate AIDS on the occasion of World Aids Day last week, perhaps the global health community will also step up to the Alzheimer's crisis.
Prime Minister Cameron should be applauded for his commitment to develop a global response to address Alzheimer's disease.
President Barack Obama's latest stabs at summitry -- with the G-8 in Belfast, Northern Ireland and again with Germany's leaders in Berlin -- met with mixed results this week.
If the G8 can help build global finance and drug development and evaluation reforms a reality, we may one day reflect on how the G8 organization shaped a more prosperous and healthy 21st century.
I visited Dublin three months ago while I was studying abroad in Europe, and while I only spent three days there, the food, the beer, the music, and above all, the people left a lasting impression on me.
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland — The smell of fresh paint hangs in the air as this small town completes an extensive makeover
Economist NY Bureau Chief Matthew Bishop joins Ahmed to discuss the role of social media in political situations around the world.