Gambian President Adama Barrow was born the same year his country gained independence. Now, 52 years later, he’s tasked with putting it back together again.
This year, Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland warned her country not to take the liberal world order for granted.
The 2017 Global Thinker hopes that the world will "keep watching the Philippines."
From Breitbart News to the White House, Steve Bannon represents a powerful and disruptive force that has reshaped American politics.
As a teenager, Roya Sadat organized performances dramatizing the Taliban’s appalling treatment of women. Today, she is one of the country’s most prominent filmmakers.
In Ken Burns and Lynn Novick's “The Vietnam War,” Ho Dang Hoa shaped the Vietnamese side of the story.
Haider al-Abadi has one of the world’s hardest jobs: driving ISIS out of Iraq, launching reforms to the public sector, and preventing his country from being used as a battleground.
Despite inheriting a corruption scandal and a looming threat to the north, South Korean President Moon Jae-in is pushing for open government, dialogue, and peace.
In 2017, what started as a trickle became a waterfall, as women across the world began sharing stories of sexual harassment and assault as part of the #MeToo campaign.
2017 was a year of reckoning. These minds found remarkable ways not just to rethink our strange new world but also to reshape it.
2015 Global Thinker Hanya Yanagihara and writer Meghan O'Rourke debate the limits of pain, empathy, and romance.