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Track Two diplomacy is a process designed to assist official leaders to resolve or in the first instance, to manage conflicts by exploring possible solutions out of public view and without the retirements to formally negotiate or bargain for advantage, writes Getachew Mekonnen.

The world is even less prepared for future migrants fleeing the effects of climate change than Europe is for the current wave of people arriving at its shores.

Humans are ingenious and adaptable, but only in some circumstances; so we must continue to search for viable opportunities that allow people to participate creatively and meaningfully in the economy.

Contrary to popular opinion, the world is not going to hell in a handbasket. While there are plenty of problems that still need to be addressed, they are often not the ones that are keeping us up at night, writes Bjørn Lomborg.

While mortality rates from infectious diseases are falling, developed countries’ sedentary lifestyles, tobacco use, and poor diets are catching on in the developing world, and chronic diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer are increasing at an alarming rate.

Superbugs – disease-causing microbes that are resistant to many (or all) antibiotics – are here, and they are already killing people.