Focus on Afghanistan: Jaw-Jaw is the only Solution

Agent Provocateur is Global Insights' op-ed section. A moment of truth is in the offing for Afghanistan’s estimated 35 million people, plus the 5-6 million in the diaspora...

Switzerland’s proposed responsible business reforms: no great expectations

Agent Provocateur is Global Geneva’s oped section. The campaigners for the initiative were attempting to end the impunity of Swiss multinational corporations against human rights abuses and environmental...

The ex-monk and the Thai sex mafia: helping victims find another way

We have selected Hartanto Gunawan as one of our Global Genevans. These are inspired individuals, such as French water wizard Alain Gachet, Danish environmentalist Inger Andersen or Swiss ornithologist Luc Hoffmann,...

GENEVA BUILDING BRIDGES EVENT: Leveraging International Switzerland to the World

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From systemic failure to systems rebirth - Reinforcing and Leveraging the existing Geneva / Swiss Bridge to the World for larger commercial and social impact - A physical event of the...

Dealing with new realities: Cities must adapt to climate change

Agent Provocateur is Global Insights oped section. This is being republished in English with the kind permission of El Pais on the occasion of World Cities Day, 31 October 2021. The...

Preparing for the worst

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"Essentially we are playing Russian roulette,” says Andrew Leigh. And the biggest threat is the political groundswell known as 'populism'. "We need to move quickly to take that bullet out of...

Chappatte: Plunging into the depths of the Coronavirus wave

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ENGLISH VERSION: The second wave of Covid-19 has hit millions hard on all continents. The disbelief felt since last March has been succeeded by the anguish many of...

Focus on Afghanistan: Terror attacks and the guilt of leaving.

GENEVA: What everyone feared has happened. A suicide bomber attacked in the midst of the chaos of panicked people at the airport in Kabul. More than 100 dead and over 150 injured,...

Building Bridges for Geneva and the world: Breaking the silos

On the face of it, what International Switzerland has to offer is exceptional in the way of knowledge, expertise and diplomacy, particularly with regard to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). But unless more appropriate...
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My FTX crypto horror story

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FTX iced me out of its community channel because I showed it was a shambles even last January.

Internships: My experience with a human rights foundation

I still remember that day about a year ago when the Communication Manager from the Martin Ennals Foundation (MEF) called me to tell me that I was hired for the internship. I...

Geneva Press Club Panel on Water: weapon of war or instrument of peace?

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In 2017, the IPU’s Committee on Middle East Questions held two round tables on the question of water in the region. You will participate in a panel concerning water security and...

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 de vie de personnages historiques comme Jaurès, Lénine, Rousseau, Calvin,...

Switzerland and the pandemic: Does the economy matter more?

UPDATED 9 December, 2020: Unlike most Europeans and North Americans, East Asians take their masks seriously. From China, Taiwan and Thailand to Singapore, people have tended traditionally to wear face gear in...

Virtual/hybrid conferences: Has there been an event reset since COVID?

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Agent Provocateur is Global Insights’ oped section In my small world of moderating at events, however, nothing much has changed – unfortunately. I had hoped that some of the best...

L’Appel de Genève demande la libération de Julian Assange

C’est au nom des valeurs humanitaires enracinées à Genève, Cité de paix, du dialogue et des droits de l’Homme que cet appel est lancé, affirment les signataires. Julian Assange, dont la santé...

COVID-19: Anti-vaccine paranoia, disinformation and disregard for others undermine end to pandemic

The refusal by so many to vaccinate is not only endangering lives but also subverting global efforts to turn the pandemic around. As the World Health Organization, GAVI, UNICEF and a host...

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

Patrick’s only partly joking. Co-founder and former CEO of Aperio Group, a pioneer in custom index equity portfolios delivering tax optimization with $42 billion under management at the end of 2020 when...

Avraham Burg: A federal system for Israel

“I would like to explore the possibility of introducing the federal system in Israel” Avraham Burg In a lecture at the Global Studies Institute (GSI) you explained why the...

Urgence climatique : piqûre de rappel du Secrétaire général de l’ONU et livre pour...

Dans une déclaration publiée le 26 févier 2021, le Secrétaire général de l’ONU António Guterres a tiré une nouvelle fois la sonnette d’alarme : Le moment est venu. La coalition mondiale engagée à...

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...

Cent ans de multilatéralisme actif à Genève

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EDITION FRANCAISE: L’éditrice Suzanne Hurter déclare dans un message filmé de présentation : « J’ai eu envie de réaliser cet ouvrage, lorsque j’ai appris que la Société des Nations fêtait son centième anniversaire. Il...

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

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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 des Afghans exige un certain pragmatisme. Selon l’AFP, la délégation...

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

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...

2020 Jan Michalski Prize for Literature: Mia Couto

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The Jan Michalski Foundation jury noted the “exceptional quality of the writing, which subtlely mixes orality and narrative, letters, tales, fables, dreams and beliefs, all in the heart of a historical reality,...

Agenda 2021: a youth cure for the UN

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Any new hire entering the United Nations these days must be struck by the fact that not only is the institution showing its age, but its top management is too.  The UN...

Swiss crypto: what comes next and why you should care about it

You may have no interest in cryptocurrencies or consider them a Ponzi rip-off like Nouriel Roubini or Nobel Economics Prizewinner Paul Krugman, i.e. you don't want to be the last crypto holder...

The poor are everywhere: what can one person do?

Agent Provocateur is Global Insights’ op-ed section. Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened hunger and poverty in many parts of the world. According to the World...

Montreux et Vevey, une atmosphère de dolce vita en Suisse

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Montreux, ville de musique, avec le Festival de jazz le plus célèbre du monde. Vevey, ville d’images, Corsier-sur-Vevey et son captivant Chaplin’s World élu meilleur musée d’Europe en 2018 par l'Académie européenne...

The Public-Relations Industry Grabs a Foothold in the UN

The following article was first published by Passblue.com, an independent, women-led journalism site based in New York that closely covers the US-UN relationship, women’s issues, human rights, peacekeeping and other key...

Podcast interviews: STEP into a Better World – A call to action (9-10 December,...

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As media partner with Impact17 for the STEP into a Better World conference in Geneva, Global Insights Magazine and Global Geneva Group have co-hosted a number of pod interviews (available below) with...

Focus on Afghanistan: The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan. 4th fully-revised edition. (2014) –...

See additional articles on Afghanistan in Global Insights Magazine (search www.global-geneva.com) plus our specialised updated collection of good pieces on Afghanistan by other media. (See Nusereal link: https://www.nusereal.com/afghan.php)

Le droit au retour des réfugiés et déplacés palestiniens rend-il impossible la paix entre...

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Le chaud et le froid. La situation au Moyen-Orient connaîtra-t-elle un nouvel élan après le départ de Donald Trump, soutien inconditionnel du Premier ministre israélien Benjamin Netanyahou, l’arrivée de Joe Biden à la présidence des...

Russia’s War in Ukraine – The Danger of Expansion

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.

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

The following article is offered on an oped basis. United Against Inhumanity (UAI)launched a campaign on 8th March to challenge the decision by some governments to freeze Afghan national reserves that...

Geneva and Afghanistan: War and peace in the time of COVID-19

For most people around the world, 2020 will be remembered as the year of COVID-19. A period that redefined anxiety, isolation, and abandonment and rekindled the spirit of community, connections, and solidarity...

The Switzerland-China Agreement: the dangers of becoming Beijing’s security satellite

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Switzerland's latest "lives for money" scheme with the People's Republic of China has the Bern government offering to sacrifice basic civil liberties of individuals residing and seeking asylum on its soil – — with neither...

Outgrowing capitalism: a Geneva expert shows how and why we should do it

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Universal Basic Income (UBI) is definitely part of the answer Marco Dondi proposes for the multiple crises facing developed as well as developing countries. But the management specialist worries that setting the...

Philip and Sadruddin: Two extraordinary visionaries

PERSONAL VIEW BUCKINGHAM PALACE, 27th January, 2017 Dear Ms.Willday, The Duke of Edinburgh has asked me to write and thank you for...

‘Roger Federer, welcome home!’

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Finally he did it. The dreaded moment of his retirement, much anticipated over the past decade. It came just after midnight on 24 September...

Covid-19 : l’électrochoc pour un rééquilibrage entre environnement, être humain et économie (French edition)

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L’élection à la présidence et vice-présidence des Etats-Unis du duo Joe Biden-Kamala Harris permettra-t-elle de faire avancer le dossier de l’engagement des Etats en faveur du climat, après la signature de l’Accord...

The UN must not fail the people of Myanmar…again.

Earlier this month on 12 July, 2021, the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) adopted a resolution on Myanmar, the latest of a series of resolutions by UN bodies since the military coup...

Jungle Jabbah, Alieu Kosiah and the fight against war crimes impunity

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This month, the Swiss Federal Court at Bellinzona will hold the first ever trial of a Liberian citizen for war crimes committed during the African country’s horrendous civil wars. Victims will be represented by the...

La neutralité suisse peut-elle être un modèle pour l’Europe ?

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La neutralité suisse intrigue et fait débat. Le livre de Micheline Calmy-Rey dit tout ce que nous aurions toujours voulu savoir sur les voies empruntées par le Conseil fédéral à ce propos. Ancienne conseillère d’État...

Rencontre Biden et Poutine: une bonne chose pour Genève

« La rencontre entre les présidents des Etats-Unis et de la Russie est la meilleure chose qui pouvait arriver à Genève et à la Genève internationale » Le Président du Conseil d’État de Genève

Eliminating nuclear weapons before they eliminate us

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Last month on 24 October 2020, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW), adopted in July 2017 by 122 states at the United Nations, reached 50 ratifications. This triggered the treaty's entry into...

Focus on Afghanistan: The country’s ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ escapes from Kabul.

Like a Horror Movie It is Monday, 16 August 2021. Hassina Syed, who is 41, is in central Kabul when her mobile phone rings. Her friend screams, shouting into...

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

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...

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

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...

Une étude soutenue par l’ONU et un livre pour expliquer l’Histoire mondiale du bonheur

Peut-on classer le bonheur des citoyens vivant des réalités diverses dans des Nations aux situations parfois diamétralement opposées ? Affirmatif, estime une étude compilée sous l’égide de l’Organisation des Nations Unies, publiée le...