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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

La veuve de Lokman Slim demande une enquête indépendante sur l’assassinat de son mari

Quel est le but de votre visite en Suisse ? Je suis en Suisse pour activer, avec un groupe d’amis, Umam Switzerland, petite sœur suisse de l’association que nous avons fondée au...

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...

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...

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,...

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

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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...

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...

‘Roger Federer, welcome home!’

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Finally he did it. The dreaded moment of his retirement, much anticipated over the past decade, came on just after midnight on 24 September at the Laver Cup in London. The organizers...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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

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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)

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...

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...

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...

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...

Chappatte plonge ‘Au cœur de la vague du coronavirus’

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EDITION FRANCAISE: La deuxième vague de Covid-19 frappe de plein fouet des millions de citoyens sur tous les continents. À l’incrédulité ressentie depuis mars dernier a succédé l’angoisse. Pour tenter de comprendre...

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...

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...

L’ancien président suisse Adolf Ogi lance trois suggestions : à l’ONU, au pape François et...

ÉDITION FRANÇAISE: Adolf Ogi a eu un parcours exceptionnel. Né le 18 juillet 1942 à Kandersteg (canton de Berne), il a été directeur de la Fédération suisse de ski, conseiller national, conseiller fédéral,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

International Switzerland’s gold mine of knowledge: an unexploited global asset

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Despite the promise, Switzerland is doing relatively little about getting the rest of the world to understand what this incredible community of international aid workers, academics, entrepreneurs, researchers, policymakers and advocates has to...

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...

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

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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...

Building Bridges for Geneva and the world: Breaking the silos

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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...

Looking at Davos: the how-to of successful virtual meetings

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The coronavirus pandemic has promoted a lot of new thinking as to how one can produce an inciteful and competitive online gathering that will draw both participants and audiences. Many people are...

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...

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...

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...

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...

‘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 $42 billion under management at the end of 2020 when...