Robert C. Thornett

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Robert C. Thornett is a social science educator and writer who has taught in four colleges and universities as well as international schools in seven countries. His work has been published in Yale Environment 360, Earth Island Journal, and The Solutions Journal.

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In the Peruvian Amazon, Iquitos Searches for Paths to Development

“Iquitos is not really an island, of course,” says Catherine Davila, looking out to the Amazon River from the rooftop restaurant she manages. “But...

Bulletproof Panama: An Isthmus of Stability Becomes a Magnet for Migration

On the sidewalk along Vía Argentina, one of Panama City’s busiest streets, a Colombian bodybuilder passes digital nomads from the US and Europe at...

The Messy Fate of Coal: War, Heat, and Instability Delay a Global Phaseout

As Europe becomes increasingly divorced from Russian natural gas, Germany, Austria, Italy, Denmark, the UK, and the Netherlands recently announced plans to restart phased-out...

Open and Closed: From Russia to China to America, the Largest Societies Are Pushing Their Limits

Today we are seeing the largest nations in the world pushing their limits. Open societies are pushing the limits of openness. Closed societies are...

Belt and Road Hazards, Coming to the Americas

The Chinese train that came and wentAt a nationally-televised press conference in Panama City in March 2019, a China-funded team of Chinese and Panamanian...

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Amid Humanity, Believer Cries for Help: The Rise of Islamophobia

Standing tall beneath the same stars, but the look...

The Role of IPCC in Shaping National Policy on Climate Change Mitigation

Climate change has become a global discourse in the...

Warsaw Pact Retrospective in the Lens of International Regime Theory

The Warsaw Pact regime, once led by the formidable...
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