Northern Reindeer: Adapting to survive

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Listening to Polar regions. A Special Series by Global Geneva in media partnership with JONAA. LOOKING TOWARDS SÁPMI (OR LAPLAND), we find the cultural homeland of the Sámi people, Europe’s northernmost indigenous population. Sápmi stretches from the Barents...

FRANCE “Oouff” Outdid “Ah, Merde”

TUCSON — It will take some time to see where France goes next. But that old saw — plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose — is for sure out the...

The Gold of Sudan and Good Old-Fashioned Russian Colonialism in Africa

Sudan’s current military regime seized power in a coup d’état on October 25, last year. The coup effectively ended a shaky partnership between a civilian government and the military which had briefly...

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

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...

Overfishing: The greatest threat to our oceans

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Agent Provocateur is Global Insights Magazine's op-ed section. If you turn on the world news you may hear about plastic waste killing sea mammals, melting glaciers, illegal dumping, and...

Mort Report Booster Shot

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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...

Ukraine and the Chinese Conundrum

Vladimir Putin (left). Xi Jinping (right). Photo credit: G20 Argentina / Flickr (CC BY 2.0) and COP PARIS / Wikimedia (CC0 1.0) The problem is that global wealth and technology are...

Palau: At the Edge of the World

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Just beyond the vibrant coral reefs on the eastern rim of Palau’s island archipelago, the clear blue of the Western Pacific suddenly becomes even bluer, both on the map and in reality, as it...

Nepal’s Covid Doctors

Politics are feeding the fire. For the second time in five months, Nepal’s government was dissolved on 22 May 2021, furthering bureaucratic paralysis. Nepal risks becoming an imploding catastrophe. It is already...

The Hans Hass Fifty Fathoms Award: Communicating the oceans

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Tear Drop in the Sea - By Gardner Young (a diver) I tell you mate, we all tempt fate when we dive beneath the sea For a man’s a fool, to break the rule, that nature meant...

FOCUS on Wildlife Trafficking & Pandemics: Bushmeat – The Background

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Before the European occupation of Africa and the building of colonial empires, including in Asia and the Americas, and the banning by the imperial powers of hunting by indigenous communities, pastoralists, farmers...

Militarization of conservation: an army of occupation, not protection 

In  February 2018, the United Kingdom’s Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson announced that 20 British soldiers would be deployed in Malawi to help train game rangers to combat poachers. And at the end of May, Williamson was pictured with British soldiers and rhinos at the...

Bosnia: A looming humanitarian crisis in the heart of Europe

All photos courtesy of Kristian Skeie with copyright. Bihać is a city of 56,000 on the Una River in western Bosnia. At its center stands a 13th-century church...

Coronavirus Stories: When uncomfortable becomes comfortable

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I am a city boy. Call that a curse or a blessing. But I also want to have my cake and eat it. I want the privilege of having a city...

Bangkok is Sinking, but so are other Southeast Asian megacities…

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Somneuk Atipanyo, a Buddhist abbot, stands in front of his temple south of Bangkok looking out to sea. Here, he says, pointing to the waves lapping at the shoreline, 20 years ago there was an...

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...

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

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...

Pierre-Michel Virot: Seeing the world by looking for it

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Stocky, and looking somewhat like a large, Steiff teddy bear, Pierre-Michel Virot speaks intently if not slightly gruffly in English, as if to ensure that you have understood precisely what he has...

Can Hunting be a Viable Conservation Tool? Is it Time to Bite not Ban...

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It is easy to see why at first sight the idea that a rich trophy hunter paying tens of thousands of dollars to shoot an elephant, a lion or an endangered rhino seems in...

Focus on Afghanistan: The “Tali-Bans’ of the past: waiting for the new decrees.

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The first edition of the Crosslines Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan, which was published in 1998 during the height of the first Taliban era (1996-2001), quickly became known as the “Taliban edition.”...

Accountability is about leadership, not mechanisms.

Agent Provocateur is the oped section of Global Insights. At the core of the problem is that we can’t decide what accountability to affected people (AAP) means. The result is...

The Continuing Battle for Okinawa

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Despite opposition by many Okinawans, the U.S. is holding on to its military power in these nominally Japanese islands. Once resistance to the invading U.S. forces had completely collapsed by the end...

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...

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 Ethiopian-Tigray Conflict: View of a worsening situation from the other side of the...

Fleeing violence in Tigray, Ethiopia, more than 61,000 people have registered as refugees after crossing the border into Sudan since November 2020. Recently, I visited two refugee camps - Al Hashabat and...

African Leaders Who Abuse Power – A Select List

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YOWERI MUSEVENI UGANDA As with so many African leaders, Museveni started off in 1986 with hope for real change. But now, with corruption widespread, he just can’t leave it. Last February, he embarked on his...

Peter Jouvenal: Held – and released – by the Taliban

Now back in the United Kingdom with his Afghan wife and three daughters, Peter Jouvenal shows few signs of his six months incarceration by the Taliban.  Smiling and confident, Jouvenal, 64, sports...

PolarQuest2018: Voyage to the edge of the North Pole

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Travel & Science Published in Global Geneva's Winter 2018/19 print and e-edition, this article is part of our ongoing coverage on polar regions. Our first Polar Special Focus was published in the Summer, 2018 edition. OUR...

Abdul Haq: the Afghan commander who could have led to peace

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FOCUS on Afghanistan: 40 years of war. This is part of a special Global Geneva series on Afghanistan to be published in the November, 2018 - January 2019 print and e-edition.   I had called Abdul Haq from Washington D.C....

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...

Focus on Afghanistan: The Slack platform on evacuation

Drawing by contributing editor, political cartoonist and author Jeff Danziger. He is a member of the Geneva-based Cartooning for Peace. See additional articles on Afghanistan in Global...

Over the Horizon

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. WILD OLIVES, France — Whether on battlefields or in backwoods Provence,...

Mike DuBose: A photojournalist’s journey

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This article was first published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. FOR AMERICAN PHOTOGRAPHER MIKE DUBOSE, a former news agency and newspaper staffer, who was inspired by his father, an...

Michel Lavollay: A Cri du Coeur From a Doctor-Diplomat Who Knows

The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. PARIS — Breakfast with Michel Lavollay at Café Flore, pleasant under any...

Mort Report Extra: The Scream

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Illustrations are by Global Geneva contributing editor Jeff Danziger, a poltical cartoonist and author.

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...

The Yazidis : Life after Genocide

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Hajji Mirza is from Tel Azar. Now he and his family are condemned to live in a tent in Khanke, a refugee camp with over 16,000 people near Dohuk in northern Iraq. “For 20...

Coping with war on the frontline: the Rory Peck Trust 25th anniversary

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One of the ways Rory Peck Trust (RPT), a media partner of our NGO Global Geneva Group, has been funding freelance journalists around the world is to provide Hostile Environment and First...

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...

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,...

The Global Reef Expedition: A mission to assess the health of coral reefs around...

This article is part of a special Global Geneva Focus series on Oceans. IN 2011, scientists from the Khaled bin Sultan Living Oceans Foundation set out on a mission to explore the remote coral reefs...

Afghanistan: Struggling to preserve a country’s heritage

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THE STONE STUPA AT TOPDARA IN THE FOOTHILLS above the Koh-e Daman plain north of Kabul is testament to the rich cultural heritage of the region. It is one of a string of sites...

Could better-funded journalism have prevented the pandemic?

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What is so ironic is that had donor governments, foundations, corporations and private individuals with means bothered to support independent news organizations at a time when credible journalism is in crisis with...

Contesting statelessness in the Dominican Republic

Agent Provocateur is Global Insights’ oped section Large scale migration has historically occurred between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which together share the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola. Fuelled by political...

Focus on Afghanistan: Why and What Next?

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Cartoon courtesy of artist and author Jeff Danziger, a member of...

The Mort Report: Extra! French Poodle Bites Puffed-Up Yank in the Ass

The following column by contributing editor Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. WILD OLIVES, France: -– Just back from America, I lit up the TV to hear a presidential president, in complete English...

Bosnia-Herzegovina: Revisiting life after genocide.

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The following article was published in the June-September 2018 Summer print & e-edition  of Global Geneva. FOR 43-YEAR-OLD KRISTIAN SKEIE, “Life After Genocide” is a general headline that he has been using for the past...

‘American Kompromat’ excerpt by Craig Unger

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The following is an excerpt from the book 'American Kompromat' by American author and journalist Craig Unger published 26 January, 2021 (Penguin Publishing Group). You can read a review of this...

Focus on Afghanistan: How the Afghan president helped his brother secure lucrative mining deals...

A longer version of this article was originally published by the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project. Afghanistan’s crags and valleys hold at least a trillion dollars’ worth...

Letter from Cox’s Bazar: Burma’s Rohingya – A people in need of citizenship, not...

The following article is made possible by a grant from the Fondation Alcea as part of Global Geneva's 'Youth Writes' (Young Journalists & Writers Programme). This seeks to promote young writers among high school...