SOFT POWER – An explanation of the concept of “soft power” and an endorsement of its relevance in international relations.
MAN OF THE YEAR (2017) – My choice for 2017’s Man of the Year.
NEW WORLD ORDER – How Donald Trump is almost single-handedly changing the world order to revolve less around America.
MAN OF THE YEAR (2016) – My choice for 2016’s Man of the Year.
TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS – Not about the usual North American-European relations, but about Brazilian-African relations.
GRAND TOURISMO – An opinion piece defending tourism as a legitimately insightful way of better appreciating the world.
GO EAST, YOUNG MAN – An opinion piece arguing that America should get more involved in East Asia.
HALF THE WORLD – On the struggles faced by women around the world.
WOMAN OF THE YEAR (2015) – My choice for 2015’s Woman of the Year.
ON TERRORISM – A collection of personal thoughts on terrorism (especially Islamic terrorism).
EQUAL RIGHTS AND JUSTICE – A collection of personal thoughts on the difficulty of reconciling the international crusade to promote human rights with the touchy issues of national sovereignty and differing cultures.
BETTER THAN DEATH – The Mediterranean refugee crisis.
THE SCOURGE OF NATIONALISM – A scathing opinion piece on one of the most destructive and divisive forces at work today: nationalism.
IN DEFENSE OF COLONIALISM – An opinion piece that argues against regarding colonialism as purely evil and blaming it for everything.
ALWAYS LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE OF LIFE – A reminder that despite the grim headlines and the regular barrage of depressing news, the world is gradually improving in many ways.
FIFTY SHADES OF CRUELTY – On sex slavery.
THE DISUNITED NATIONS – An opinion piece defending the UN but acknowledging its deep, structural flaws.
MAN OF THE YEAR (2014) – My choice for 2014’s Man of the Year.