Photo: The central square of the old town. Brasov. Transylvania. By Ann Stryzhekin/ Shutterstock When U.S. Commodore Matthew Perry arrived in Yokohama in 1854, it was a backwater village in Japan…

Marcel Ionescu-Heroiu, Yuko Okazawa |

Photo: VahanN / Shutterstock.com  Downtown Yerevan. Gusty winds, frosty air. Inside a hotel in the town square, cocktails and canapés, speeches and signatures. On this evening in November 2016,…

Dambudzo Muzenda, Philippe Marin |

“You can’t hold back time, ” goes the saying (and the song). Indeed, the Laws of Nature dictate that people and societies get older and older, whether we like it or not. But let me pose a question…

Laura Bailey |

«Чудо-сосна» – 250-летнее дерево, пережившее цунами 2011 года в Японии и сохраненное как памятник 19 000 жертв этого стихийного бедствия. (Фото из Wikimedia Commons) Занимаясь вопросами управления…

Ko Takeuchi |

Also available in: Russian 「奇跡の一本松」:2011年の大津波に耐えた樹齢250年といわれる松の木。19, 000 人の犠牲者を追悼するモニュメントとして保存されている。 (写真:ウィキペディア・コモンズ) 災害リスク管理というと、地域社会が将来起こりうる災害リスクに備えるための最先端技術に目を向けがちである。そうした先端技術はもちろん重要であるが[[…

Ko Takeuchi |

Also available in: Russian The “miracle pine, ” a 250-year-old tree that survived the 2011 tsunami in Japan, has been preserved as a memorial to the 19, 000 victims of the disaster. (Photo via…

Ko Takeuchi |

Every moment- but most especially today- we should celebrate young people and the great potential they have. Happy International Youth Day! I’ve been fortunate to meet and talk to several bright…

Claudia Costin |

Emerging Europe and Central Asia (ECA) is an interesting region because what you expect is not always what exists. Since this is written in honor of International Women's Day, discussing…

Sarosh Sattar |