The United Nations has long been associated with struggles for equality. However, in a year of global protests for racial justice, the world organization is increasingly coming under fire for a lack of diversity – especially in the hiring and recruiting of workers from developing countries for the most sought-after positions.
While the crescendo of vitriol and misinformation about the US election is peaking, a new study has shown that support for democracy in the United States is waning, especially among the presidential supporters.
And a city in western Germany provides information on whether the country has risen to the challenge of integrating its many immigrants five years after taking in more than a million refugees.
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1. The United States has a diversity problem
With its 193 member states, the U.N. one of the most diverse institutions in the world. However, the agency does not promote equality within its own ranks, in which Westerners are over-represented. Foreign policy’S Colum Lynch reports.
2. Americans officially give up democracy
US President Donald Trump has long expressed doubts about the validity of the country's elections – and according to a new study, a significant part of the US population is just as exhausted as Michael Albertus and Guy Grossman write.
3. In Germany's successful and broken integration experiment
What does it mean to be fully integrated as a refugee and who is ultimately responsible for integrating them? A German city is a symbol of how complicated the answers to these questions are, writes Emily Schultheis.
4. Corruption in Trumpworld is as globalized as the ultra-rich with whom the president mixes
Trump's wealth, as it is, does not come from successful entrepreneurship, but from the use of tax codes – and from access to the networked world of the global elite, writes Ananya Chakravarti.
5. The United States is not doomed to lose the information wars
US democracy will not be safe until Washington treats information warfare as a major threat to national security. The good news? It is well positioned to do so, writes Doowan Lee.