Focus on Afghanistan: Peter Jouvenal – A journalist veteran held by the Taliban

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Peter Jouvenal was visiting a western-style house that he was considering to rent in Kabul when he was seized on Saturday morning, 11 December 2021 by a group of armed Taliban. The...

America’s – and NATO’s – Afghanistan disaster: Still a possible peace solution with a...

The following article was shortlisted but not finally selected by the Geneva-based Oslo Forum as part of its 2021 Peace Writer Prize. A longer draft was initially published by Global Insights earlier...

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. Cartoon by contributing editor Jeff Danziger, a member of...

The Trump-Biden Afghanistan Debacle: Time for Washington to be decent

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All cartoons by Global Insights contributing editor, political cartoonist and author Jeff Danziger. President Biden, who had opposed long-term U.S. military engagement from the very beginning, may be wishing...

The Vietnam War According to Lieutenant Dangerous

Who really remembers the Vietnam War?  In realistic terms, not too many. Two thirds of today’s population in America were still waiting to be born when the war ended in 1975.  Despite the...

Jeff Danziger on Beijing’s bullying…

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Cartoonist Jeff Danziger is a contributing editor to Global Insights Magazine and Global Geneva Group. He is also a member of the Geneva-based Cartooning for Peace. For more information on Danziger, please...

Transnational Red Sea project aboard neutral Swiss ship launched

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You can read the original ARTICLE by Anders Mieborn which was published by Global Geneva in April 2019, including in our Special Focus on Oceans 2020 Summer Print/e-edition. This was made...

Good journalism is not enough. The real issue is how to fund it.

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The following article is one of a series examining the role of independent journalism as a crucial component for disseminating solutions-based information in the public interest, particularly youth. If you like...

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

William Dowell’s regular Tom’s Paine column. How do you act when you are supposed to represent the world’s leading international organization dedicated to world peace and you learn...

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 hint at the 2013-2018 series on political corruption and Netflix’s...

MortReport: Paris – An Immoveable Beast

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Walking and bike path along former railway line in Paris. (Photo: Ville de Paris) The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his...

A Mort Retort: Facete Rectos Pagare

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Global Insights Magazine/Global Geneva Group are supporting Mort’s insightful and frank reporting from different parts...

Is Assassinating the Latest ISIS Leader Just Cutting Off Hydra’s Head?

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This is part of William Dowell's regular Tom's Paine column from America. Just a few days after ISIS terrorist leader Abu Ibrahim al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi blew himself to bits...

NATO reacts to Putin and Ukraine

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By contributing editor, cartoonist and author Jeff Danziger.

Ukraine: Putin’s Vietnam

It turns out Ukraine may not be as powerless as everyone thought.  Strategic analysts focusing on the limits of pure military power might draw comparisons between Russian leader Vladimir...

Russia’s Ukraine Intervention: Death by a Thousand Cuts?

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William Dowell’s regular Tom’s Paine column. Cartoon by Jeff Danziger. (Also see LINK to Danziger's latest book, The Vietnam War according to Lieuttenant Dangerous) The...

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 new Afghan puppet, Babrak Karmal, who had been conveniently flown...

Back to the Cold War

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Putin may survive this round, but the post-Ukraine world he has created is not going to be the same. To start with, nothing that Putin says from here on out will have...

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 being revealed to the world in the Ukraine has almost...

Russia and China: The Bros in the Owner’s Box

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I call this Mort Report non-prophet; correspondents can only speculate on the future based on the present in light of the past. I am scared witless about far more than Ukraine —...

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 our media partner, Cartooning for Peace.

Transnational Red Sea project to save coral reefs launched in Aqaba

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UPDATED 24 June 2021: The following article (SEE BELOW) was first published in April 2019, including in our Special Focus on Oceans 2020 Summer Print/e-edition, which was made widely available on a complimentary basis...

Erasing history: ISIS, Balkans, US Civil War statues, and Saddam Hussein.

FOCUS: Destruction of cultural heritage in time of conflict.  The following article is the cover story of Global Geneva's 2018 winter edition. It is also part of an ongoing FOCUS series on the destruction of...

POLAR FOCUS: Including the Sixth Sense in Arctic Work

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POLAR FOCUS: MEDIA & EXPEDITIONS Listening to Polar regions. A Special Series by Global Geneva in media partnership with JONAA. “SPEAK TO US, INCLUDE US. WE HAVE LIVED IN THE ARTIC for thousands of years; we are the...

POLAR FOCUS – Earth’s sentinels for our climate future are essential.

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Listening to Polar regions. A Special Series by Global Geneva in media partnership with JONAA. FOR CENTURIES, THE POLAR REGIONS were considered the most timeless, unchanging parts of the earth. A common belief was that they...

Geneva Book Fair: New York – Hemingway’s and Fitzgerald’s Slippery Slope in Switzerland

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The following article features as part of the New York theme at the Geneva Book Fair.  The war was over and the French franc cheap: twenty-five to the US dollar in the mid-twenties. Ernest Hemingway...

Book publishing confronts the Internet

This article is in conjunction with the 2018 Geneva Book Fair's hosting of New York as its honorary guest.  In the early 1960s, a charismatic visionary named Ted Nelson began working on a concept that...

Reporting the destruction of France’s cultural heritage: Why is our editor on trial?

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Innovative journalism has been Edward Girardet's watchword since the beginning of his career. Not that he ever promoted himself as a reporter producing original work that few others could emulate. Hardly anyone else could...

Turning water drama into Geneva’s blue wave of peace

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The following is part of a special series on water in the Oct/Nov. 2017 issue of Global Geneva magazine. This is made possible with the collaboration of Presence Suisse with Global Geneva assuming full...

Water and peace: Made in Switzerland

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This article was first published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. “Control the water and you control everything.” The Mayor of Dirt in Rango (2011) Admiral of the Swiss Navy is the derisive...

Saying Goodbye to Afghanistan’s Ghosts and Dreams

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KABUL, AFGHANISTAN -- Sitting on the sun-drenched patio of Le Bistro, eating freshly baked croissants, it is hard to think of leaving Afghanistan. This is a country where I have lived for more than...

Mayors, Napoleons and Corruption: A very French curse.

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Last January, police jailed several local officials in the Paris region suspected of corruption in collusion with a property developer. This was followed in early February by another case whereby a young mayor representing...

Off the Wall: Donald Trump’s Global Reset

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Just a few weeks into the Trump administration, most of Washington is exhausted. The most immediate impact on Geneva is likely to be felt at the United Nations.  Hints have circulated in Washington and...

The Arctic and the Alps

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What do the Alps have in common with the Arctic? Cryosphere — water in its solid form -- the frozen places of our planet. Cryosphere influences the climate of the entire world and it...

Mountains : An 8000-meter High “Vertical University”

Rajeev Goyal and Priyanka Bista are concerned. Not too long ago the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush from Tibet to Nepal were virtually inaccessible to almost anyone who was not native to the region....

How Alpine Resorts are Coping with Climate Change

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As a child visiting Switzerland with my family during the summer holidays in the 1960s, I used to spend a month in Riederalp, a 2000-meter high resort in the Upper Valais overlooking the Rhone...

The South Caucasus : More Than a Biodiversity Hotspot

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As the logo of the Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF), the Caucasian or Persian Leopard is an endangered – and declining – species. Fewer than 200 individuals are believed to be still roaming the Caucasus,...

Nepal’s Women : Bearing the Brunt of Rural Agriculture

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At the age of 35, I have decided to move with my family to Nepal. This means starting a new life in a region that initially inspired me to decide to work with those...