In Brief

In Brief is a Columbia News series featuring faculty members' short op-ed pieces on current topics related to their academic research.

To prevent a tragedy, the global community must act now.

Veteran war and disaster correspondent Judith Matloff shares her tips for surviving the new normal—social distancing and self-quarantine—during the

The fear that an epidemic could reappear will likely exert a small downward force on prices and demand, for decades to come. 

Catching enough Z’s can lead to improved health, productivity and sustainable choices that conserve Earth’s resources.

Pundits are full of assertions on winning White House bids, but they are just opinions and nothing more.

In the wake of the killing of Gen. Qasem Soleimani and Iran’s retaliation on U.S.

Robert Shapiro, a professor and former chair of the Department of Political Science, frames Joe Biden's presidential path to the 2020 election.

As the city takes steps to overhaul its water supply network, government and industry must follow suit.

Twitter founder Jack Dorsey says an election message's reach "should be earned, not bought."

Election results in Argentina, Bolivia and Uruguay will have more to do with electoral accountability than populist or right-wing trends in the reg

We need to protect consumers from the growing influence of companies like Google, Facebook and Amazon, and the public deserves to hear more about t

NBA patience and resolve will eventually ease tensions with China.