Robots: Should they be allowed to kill?

Advances in technology have transformed modern armies. But as robotics and artificial intelligence progress, so do the chances that militaries will be able to develop 'killer robots' to fight future...

Native Americans battle linguistic extinction

Globalization has brought huge benefits to billions of people. But one of the drawbacks to it has been the acceleration of the disappearance of many indigenous languages around the world as a few dominant...

Brazil engulfed by corruption probes

If you think the investigation into possible collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign has been a blow to the U.S. political system, consider Brazil.  There, President Michel Temer and every single...

Renewed threat from chemical, biological weapons

In April, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's air force dropped bombs containing sarin nerve gas on a rebel area in northern Syria. Around 100 people were killed and hundreds more injured, including a number of...

The killer robot debate

Advances in technology have transformed modern armies. But as robotics and artificial intelligence progress, so do the chances that militaries will be able to develop 'killer robots' to fight future...

Venezuela’s other crisis: drug trafficking

Venezuela may be mired in political and economic crisis. But governance in the country is also undermined by the involvement of senior government officials in the drug trade. Among those sanctioned or...

Reviving North America’s endangered languages

Globalization has brought huge benefits to billions of people. But one of the drawbacks to it has been the acceleration of the disappearance of many indigenous languages around the world as a few dominant...

Ecuador election tests Correa legacy

A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael Correa. Under Correa the government has used oil revenues to...

Latin American environmentalists under attack

Earlier this year, a 51-year-old Mexican man named Isidro Baldenegro López was shot to death in Mexico’s Chihuahua state. Mr. López was a well-known environmental activist and advocate for the...