Biden’s Visit May Have Kept Gaza From Boiling Over

President Joe Biden’s eight-hour visit to Jerusalem may go down in history as both a heroic expression of authentic personal conviction and an act of genuine statesmanship, a rare occurrence these days. It’s hard...

As Social Media Disrupted Distribution, GenAI Disrupts Production – Here’s How To Win

GenAI is a double-edged sword, representing both a risk and a massive opportunity. As the cost production for content trends to zero, the importance of journalistic storytelling, information sourcing and brand voice increase in...
young Zelenskyy in Prague in 2009

Being Volodymyr Zelensky (updated)

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Longhaul air flights offer ideal training in bingeing your days away with video. Flying from the dream world of Zurich Airport, with its bewildering profusion of shopping areas and escalators, to the fantasyland of...

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...

Saying Goodbye to Afghanistan’s Ghosts and Dreams

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...

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 what we do,...

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 widely available on...

Democracy – Quo Vadimus — Where Do We Go?

What connects both incidents is a growing sense that the political polarization gripping the country has begun to shake the very foundations of law and order, of civilized behavior itself. In this new world,...

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

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By Edward Girardet & Peter Jouvenal 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...

NATO reacts to Putin and Ukraine

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By contributing editor, cartoonist and author Jeff Danziger.

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...

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

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 in order to avoid capture by US...

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.

Letter from Monaco: Exploring to preserve the planet

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As a writer and foreign correspondent who for over 40 years has trekked across much of Afghanistan, filmed Zambia’s Kafue Wetlands or reported from Haiti’s forest-depleted hillside villages, one occasionally bumps into other likeminded...

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 Putin’s onslaught and the “shock and...

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 see our...

80 Is the New (…Um, I Forgot)

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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 of the world. If...

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...

On being taken for Salman Rushdie…and nearly lynched

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At least two men were brandishing swords, while little boys were picking up stones, a bad sign. While covering the final stages of the Soviet Union’s nearly decade-long failed war in Afghanistan, both the Christian...

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 first TV...

Un été italien, de Padoue à Venise au fil de l’eau

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ÉDITION FRANÇAISE: « Bien des années avant 1830, dans le temps où nos armées parcouraient l’Europe, le hasard me donna un billet de logement pour la maison d’un chanoine : c’était à Padoue, charmante ville d’Italie ; le...

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 fact that...

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

William Dowell’s regular Tom’s Paine column. See update at bottom How do you act when you are supposed to represent the world’s leading international organization dedicated to world peace and you learn that the president of...

In Squandered Eden, Paradise Lost

Whether the pen is still mightier than the sword is a tossup. But bulldozers beat them both hands down. Once monster machines ravage nature, there is no going back. And in the American West,...

Biden visit to the Middle East: Choosing the nasties over the nasties

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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 see our Global Geneva profile A Cartoonist on the...

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...

Lessons from Afghanistan: Open press and mothers the only way to end Putin’s war

Press conference at the Russian mission in Geneva. “It’s everyone else’s fault but ours” has become the constantly hammered mantra of the Kremlin when it comes to justifying its brutal war in Ukraine in which...

No Exit for Putin

The “military operation” to take over the Ukraine was simultaneously a catastrophic miscalculation and a threat to Russia’s long-term security. War in Ukraine, potential famine in the Middle East, energy crisis in Europe, energy crunch...

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...

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 kidnappers were...

Reporting global issues: Supporting freelance journalism is key

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African and Indian freelancers dominated the 2022 Rory Peck Awards, with all 12 finalists highlighting the bravery, technical skill, canny use of regional fixers, and the crucial sixth sense when it comes to facing...

Anne Frank’s diary: Published 75 Years Ago – Remembering Buddy Elias, guardian of a...

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Published on 25 June, 1947, Anne Frank's diary ranks as one of the world's most read books. We are re-hilighting the following ARTICLE from Global Insights in 2019 about the young German-Jewish teenager whose...

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...

What’s Wrong with TikTok?

On the surface, it’s hard to think of TikTok as a serious threat to national security. The site’s often silly offerings look about as offensive as a Barbie doll or your average teddy bear....

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,...

What Can Israel Do Now?

Israel’s assault on Gaza is beginning to appear unsustainable, and there is little doubt that it is doing more damage to Israel’s international standing than anything Hamas could have hoped to have accomplished on...

Hunger is an immoral accompaniment to war

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OPINION PIECE: This article was first published on April 4, 2024, in The National News. My childhood was haunted by images of stick-like children of my own age eating broken pieces of rice washed down...

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...

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 in from...

Hamas Attack Shocks Israel and Invites Massive Retaliation

Fighting in Israel lasted throughout Sunday. Hundreds of Hamas Palestinian fighters surged across Israel’s borders on Saturday, using waves of motorized hang gliders and hundreds of motorcycles, pickup trucks, and automobiles to crash across...

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...

Letter from Geneva and France: Brexit’s betrayal of young people

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One only need arrive at Geneva airport, which serves Swiss, French, and Italian mountain resorts, to witness the humiliating degradation of British travellers. It’s particularly galling on Saturdays when the flights come in for...

Afghanistan: the abandonment of a nation

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In autumn 2001, having returned from Afghanistan just prior to the 9 September assassination by Al Qaeda of northern Afghan resistance commander Ahmed Shah Massoud and before its World Trade Center attacks, I was...

Namsa Leuba, l’artiste du 8e art qui explore les identités plurielles

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ÉDITION FRANÇAISE: Née en 1982 à Neuchâtel, d’une mère guinéenne et d’un père suisse, Namsa Leuba a étudié à l’École d’arts appliqués (EAA) de La Chaux-de-Fonds où, bien avant elle, l’un des étudiants graveurs...

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...

Ai Weiwei’s Turandot

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“Everything is art. Everything is politics.” Ai Weiwei remains true to his maxim with his production of Giacomo Puccini and Franco Alfano’s 1926 “Chinese” tragic fairy-tale opera, Turandot, which opened at the Teatro Costanzi in...

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

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 two break away regions, the Donetsk People’s Republic and the Luhansk...

80 Is the New (…Um, I Forgot)

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 of the world. If...

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...

Ignoring World Opinion, Israel Steps into a Hornet’s Nest in Gaza

The shift in public perception, however, has left even US pledges of unconditional support dangerously fractured. The implications reach further than Israel’s problems with Hamas. Jewish communities around the world are already facing an...