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FRANCE “Oouff” Outdid “Ah, Merde”

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TUCSON — It will take some time to see where France goes next. But that old saw — plus ça change, plus...

La Passion : amours infinies et infinies amours

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Lors d’une répétition à la cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève, dans l’emblématique chapelle des Macchabées, Stéphane Pecorini, directeur artistique de ce spectacle musical...

Afghanistan’s looming catastrophe, and how we can stop it

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The following article was first published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 15, 2022. The escalating litany of atrocities...
Peter Greenaway

“I’ll kill myself at 80,” said film innovator Peter Greenaway

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He turned 80 on 5 April 2022. Come March 2022, Greenaway released a trailer for his long-in-the-works biopic...

La France contre elle-même, enquête d’un journaliste franco-suisse sur la ligne de démarcation

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Faisant régulièrement la navette entre Paris et Genève, Richard Werly était récemment l’invité de l’association Rayonnement français en Suisse, présidée par l’éditrice...

‘Your brain is hazardous to your wealth’ — warns investing whiz Patrick Geddes

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Patrick’s only partly joking. Co-founder and former CEO of Aperio Group, a pioneer in custom index equity portfolios delivering tax optimization with...

The Daily Doormat

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Political cartoon by Jeff Danziger, cartoonist, author and contributing editor to Global Insights. He is also a member of our media...

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YOUTH WRITES – A student volunteer in Tanzania: Castrations, Spaying and...

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This is part of Global Geneva Group's Youth Writes educational initiative helping young people to write about their volunteer and other...

Understanding Nagorno Karabakh

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A recent speech by Russian politician and former President and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has again provoked active debate on social networks....

Switzerland stumbles again in COVID’s ‘third wave’

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Update 5 March 2021: Swiss government to offer free coronavirus tests for all (LINK). First published 3 March 2021.

SPECIAL YOUTH WRITES: Dealing with COVID – Ideas, experiences, studies, sports,...

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The following has been compiled by Global Geneva Group's Youth Writes initiative with ideas and suggestions aimed mainly young people, but...

Navalny’s Gambit: Can the imprisoned opposition leader have a role in...

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Editor's Note: Alexei Navalny, who returned to Russia from Germany in late January 2021 was jailed for three and a half...

Amanda Gorman: The vital power of youth and words

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A Rock, a River, a Tree  Hosts of species long departed Marked the mastodon, The dinosaur, who left dried tokens Of their...

From The Field

FRANCE “Oouff” Outdid “Ah, Merde”

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TUCSON — It will take some time to see where France goes next. But that old saw — plus ça change, plus...

Afghanistan’s looming catastrophe, and how we can stop it

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The following article was first published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on April 15, 2022. The escalating litany of atrocities...

The Daily Doormat

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Political cartoon by Jeff Danziger, cartoonist, author and contributing editor to Global Insights. He is also a member of our media...

Ukraine and the Chinese Conundrum

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Vladimir Putin (left). Xi Jinping (right). Photo credit: G20 Argentina / Flickr (CC BY 2.0) and COP PARIS / Wikimedia (CC0 1.0)

Afghanistan’s Taliban still holding western detainees

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Peter Jouvenal (right with camera) while reporting during the Soviet-Afghan war. (Photo: Ed Gorman) There is still no...

Russia’s war in Ukraine: Lessons from Afghanistan?

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When the Soviet 40th Army invaded Afghanistan on 27 December 1979, the Kremlin was “responding” to a call for assistance by its...

International Geneva

Russia’s War in Ukraine – The Danger of Expansion

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U.S. cartoonist and author Jeff Danziger (see his website) is a contributing editor of Global Insights Magazine. He is also a member of...

‘Your brain is hazardous to your wealth’ — warns investing whiz...

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Patrick’s only partly joking. Co-founder and former CEO of Aperio Group, a pioneer in custom index equity portfolios delivering tax optimization with...

Frozen Afghan Funds: The need for urgent UN Security Council action

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The following article is offered on an oped basis. United Against Inhumanity (UAI)launched a campaign on 8th March to challenge...

To Be or Not to Be: Russia’s UN political appointees on...

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William Dowell’s regular Tom’s Paine column. How do you act when you are supposed to represent the world’s...

Appel de l’ONU pour des fonds destinés à 28 millions de...

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Edition Française: Discuter avec les Talibans ou les boycotter ? La question taraude les dirigeants occidentaux. Mais la tragédie humanitaire des Afghanes et...

Dominique Ziegler rejoint Miss Marple à l’hôtel Beltram

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Toutes illustrations Dominique Ziegler. Après avoir brillamment écrit et mis en scène des pièces de théâtre évoquant des instants...

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Coffee with a mission – from Switzerland, where else?

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That’s coffee from St. Légier not Vevey. And grown by women coffee farmers in the developing world....

La Passion : amours infinies et infinies amours

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Lors d’une répétition à la cathédrale Saint-Pierre de Genève, dans l’emblématique chapelle des Macchabées, Stéphane Pecorini, directeur artistique de ce spectacle musical...

La France contre elle-même, enquête d’un journaliste franco-suisse sur la ligne...

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Faisant régulièrement la navette entre Paris et Genève, Richard Werly était récemment l’invité de l’association Rayonnement français en Suisse, présidée par l’éditrice...

Money Heist: jumpsuit populism

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Money Heist is not about the money, of course. Its Spanish title, La casa de papel (the House of Paper), with its...

GDR Days: Be Rude – and They Will Leave You Alone

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The 'Spy Who Came in from the Cold'. John LeCarre's 1963 Cold War novel about espionage in East Germany which director...

‘The mind is a wild monkey’

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Zurich-based Nik Baertsch describes his music as like exploring a city and “a kind of acoustical coral reef”.  But the preface to...