Category: The Conversation US

How a British royal’s monumental errors made India’s partition more painful

The Conversation by Adil Najam, Pardee School of  Global Studies/College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The midnight between August 14 and 15, 1947, was one of history’s truly momentous moments: It marked the birth of Pakistan, an independent India and the beginning of the end of an era of colonialism…” View full article.   

Is Indonesia’s ‘pious democracy’ safe from Islamic extremism?

The Conversation by Jeremy Menchik, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “In May, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia – a Christian – was convicted for blasphemy against religion and sentenced to two years in prison…” View full article.   

What if several of the world’s biggest food crops failed at the same time?

The Conversation by Anthony Janetos, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “Less than one-quarter of Earth’s total cropland produces nearly three-quarters of the staple crops that feed the world’s population – especially corn, wheat and rice, the most important cereal crops…” View full article.

Trump’s exit of Paris climate accord strengthens China and Europe

The Conversation by Henrik Selin, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “President Trump’s much-anticipated decision to exit the Paris Agreement on climate change strikes another blow against the current multilateral international order by his administration and reinforces its America First stance toward the world…” View full article. 

Why Trump’s decision to leave Paris accord hurts the US and the world

The Conversation co-written by Anthony Janetos, Pardee School of Global Studies/ College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences “The whole of the Paris Agreement is based upon goodwill: There are no punitive actions or means to enforce the agreement…” View full article.