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The Conversation US launched as a pilot project in October 2014. It is an independent source of news and views from the academic and research community, delivered direct to the public. Our team of professional editors work with university and research institute experts to unlock their knowledge for use by the wider public. Access to independent, high quality, authenticated, explanatory journalism underpins a functioning democracy. Our aim is to promote better understanding of current affairs and complex issues. And hopefully allow for a better quality of public discourse and conversation.
Climate change will displace millions | Gulrez Shah Azhar
Blogs 12-01

Climate migration is already happening. Every year desertification in Mexico’s drylands forces 700,000 people to relocate

Slave auctions: a reality the EU prefers to ignore
Blogs 13-12

Efforts to enable people to escape slavery, violence and exploitation in Libya are welcome, but they need to go beyond the short-term perspective

What Paradise Papers tell us about business and elites
Blogs 29-11

Ronen Palan • Practically, the entire wealth investment industry operates through offshore: each fund or transaction, or aeroplane or yacht, is not subject to tax. And it’s hidden from public view

Europe is going grey
Blogs 01-09

Milena Pavlova writes: Perhaps most critical is the fact that the share of working people who can provide care to the older persons is shrinking, even as the number of people needing care grows

Climate change and islands
Blogs 26-07

In Tuvalu, freshwater supply from reservoirs is already gradually being replaced by seawater. In parallel, it is also being contaminated by sewage

What’s behind the sudden rise in measles deaths in Europe?
Blogs 19-07

The recent European outbreaks have been recorded in areas with low vaccination rates, linked to highly vocal anti-vaccination groups and their supporters

Are NGOs responsible for the migration crisis?
Blogs 12-07

Antoine Pécoud: Frontex defends the right of governments to control their borders. NGOs have another perspective: if national governments are unable to uphold the right to life, civil society must intervene

Unions can ramp up pressure on May
Blogs 16-06

Despite a clear surge in support, unions now face the prospect of a weakened Conservative party, aided by the Democratic Unionist Party in Northern Ireland

What’s next for the European left? | Simon Toubeau
Blogs 17-05

The electoral base of the left has fragmented. In France, the UK, the US and elsewhere there is a split between those in favour of regulated openness and those in favour of natonalist closure

The fate of Europe depends on France | Richard Maher
Blogs 04-05

After last year’s Brexit vote, a Le Pen victory would signal that European voters are rebelling against the EU in a historic way

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