The UN has long been derided as little more than a talking shop. But that is not down to the UN itself, but rather, the powerful nations that seek to use it as a tool, argues Xiaochen Su.
Why, in some of the poorest regions of the world, do imported goods cost so much? Xiaochen Su looks at the combination of factors that raise prices for the simplest of goods sky-high.
Trump's shock victory in November was not just politics, argues Xiaochen Su. Rather, it was a symptom of a growing rift in American society coupled with a disconnect when it comes to defining "American values."
Mobile money transfer services could be a game-changer for the rural East African economy, but governments and telcos are not doing enough to encourage their use.