Trisha de Borchgrave

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Davos 2018 was slippery underfoot, and not just because of the snow:

As the planet’s top business and political leaders convened in Davos last week, the great leveler was not just the slippery snow on the Alpine streets, but the recognition that countries’ domestic agendas today are composed of different moving parts that no single business initiative or political entity can control effectively.

How effective is humanitarian law in today’s conflicts?

A vote against a Republican incumbent does not translate into a Democratic Party victory

A bit of sexual harassment

When sexual harassment is still defined by “it depends what you mean by sexual harassment”, it feeds people’s biases and reluctance to believe fact from fiction.

Brexit, Catalonia, who next?

In their efforts to become fully sovereign, Catalonia and Britain risk eroding the vibrancy, dynamism and success they gained as part of greater entities that have allowed them to leverage their innate national talents.

Judging Jane Fonda

We remain fixated on looking closer to our procreative age than to one that hints at our demise. Yet this is less about vanity than about being pertinent to society.

Will Robots make us more human?

It is easy to contemplate AI as the encroaching, even ominous, force that will undermine life as we know it. Yet global interconnectivity makes it difficult to ignore the fact that the planet is increasingly threatened by our overbearing human imprint.

My interview with Turkish writer Elif Shafak in The World Today:

Britain has little alternative but to pack its bags, for now

Britain has no alternative but to pack its bags, for now

Short of a catastrophic recession in the next 18 months or a World War III in which Britain puts aside its Brexit agenda to stand in solidarity with Europe, it is no longer whether Britain leaves, but how