Over the past 25 years, GPS has evolved from a battlefield novelty to a smartphone staple. Beset by technological challenges, Pentagon infighting, and the arc of history, the road to space-based navigation was grueling.
Caste and social inequality persist in modern India, but the poor are now political in a way unheard of in the first several decades after independence.
Sarun, a cab driver in Qatar, had not been paid in nearly four months. His family back home in Nepal desperately needed the money. He hadn't been home in two years, and his boss controlled his passport. All Sarun could do was wait.
We live in an “age of connection,” which is to say what, exactly? In the last twenty years, globalization and technological advances have improved the quality of life for many and given rise to voices traditionally shut out. It has also contributed to inequality, insecurity, and a creeping sense of instability.
In an attempt to halt mass migration, the EU is failing to address serious human rights violations.
Sold to anonymous bidders and quiet buyers, classical masterpieces often go into hiding for years at a time. The art market has been operating with minimal transparency or oversight for years – dragging treasured artwork from the spotlight to the shadows.
Tensions and bloodshed in the Middle East have scared away scores of tourists from Jordan’s safe borders. What does this mean for the nation’s tourism-dependent economy, and how will it recover, if it can?