Sh’ma Yisrael – A Mort Report Extra

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Photo courtesy of Letizia Agosta, Unsplash. Jews have...

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,...

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

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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...

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...

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,...

Le Yémen est l’un des pays les plus invivables pour les enfants et les...

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Edition Française: Alix Reboul-Salze, attachée au bureau de l’Unicef au Yémen, explique à Global Geneva que la crise humanitaire yéménite résulte d’une convergence tragique de plusieurs menaces pour le pays depuis l’intensification...

Biden faces new epidemic of gun violence in America

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According to estimates by the Swiss-based Small Arms Survey in 2017, Americans own some 393 million firearms, or roughly 40 percent of the privately owned guns on the planet, The US Congress’ Committee on Oversight...

Switzerland’s proposed responsible business reforms: no great expectations

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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...

Focus on Afghanistan: The West’s abandonment of Afghanistan: A story of arrogance, ineptitude, and...

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Political cartoon by Jeff Danziger, contributing editor to Global Insights and a member of our media partner Cartooning for Peace. See additional articles on Afghanistan in Global...

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...

MortReport Extra: Now or Never

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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...

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.”...

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...

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...

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...

Philip and Sadruddin: Two extraordinary visionaries

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

Daniel Cohn-Bendit : « Les Ukrainiens redéfinissent la politique de l’Europe »

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ÉDITION FRANÇAISE:  La victoire du parti d’extrême-droite Fratelli d’Italia, emmené par Giorgia Meloni, aux élections en Italie peut-elle avoir un impact pour l’Europe et l’Union européenne ? Giorgia Meloni...

Review: Reconnecting people to our planet

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This latest book of outstanding photographs of wildlife, landscapes, people and the whole vast but fragile web of nature by photographers and naturalists Jonathan and Angela Scott is by any standards a...

‘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 the Aperio Group, an asset management pioneer with $42 billion under management at the end of 2020 when it was acquired by BlackRock,...
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“I’ll kill myself at 80,” said film innovator Peter Greenaway

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He turned 80 on 5 April 2022. Come March 2022, Greenaway released a trailer for his long-in-the-works biopic on Romanian sculptor Constantin Brancusi titled Walking to Paris (Variety),...

The Balkans Wars: Return to Slavonski Brod

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Mladen Vladetić is standing in his old local park. It is called the “blue field” and it is surrounded by grim-looking tenements, their outer walls still scarred by shell impacts with great...

Back to the Cold War

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...

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

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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,...

FIFDH 2023 : « L’humiliation est un non-dit permanent en géopolitique »

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EDITION FRANCAISE: Irène Challand a pris ses fonctions de co-directrice et directrice des programmes du FIFDH en septembre dernier. Dotée d’une solide expérience dans le domaine du journalisme et du cinéma, elle...

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...

Not Knowing the Color of the Sky in Afghanistan

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The following article is part of our oped Agent Provocateur column Given that the United States and its international partners failed to adequately deal with the threat of...

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 power of creativity: a path to healing for survivors of sexual violence, war...

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Agent Provocateur is Global Insight Magazine's op-ed section. At first, she was frozen in silence, unable even to make eye contact. Eventually, she wove her unspoken, unspeakable memories...

Talking with the Taliban: a necessary exercise in frustration

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UPDATE: At a UN press conference in New York on Monday 30 January 2023, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Martin Griffiths stated that they were hopeful the Taliban would rescind at least...

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,...

Deux maestri partagent le podium pour les dix ans de l’Orchestre des Nations

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ÉDITION FRANÇAISE: Quelle est la relation entre l’Orchestre des Nations que vous avez fondé et l’ONU ? Nous ne sommes pas l’orchestre de l’ONU. Nous sommes proches de ses...

On the Golden Calf and Cow Flop

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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...

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...

Protecting the Mediterranean and the world’s oceans: information and collaboration are key

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Marseille, France -- Principle concerns for the protection of the Greater Mediterranean range from the urgent need for more imaginative – and effective – solutions aimed at sustainable tourism but also countering...

Un tournoi de golf sur le lac glacé de Saint-Moritz

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EDITION FRANCAISE: Valmont est partenaire des Snow Golf Days, tournoi international qui a lieu à Saint-Moritz. Pourquoi organisez-vous une journée spécialement réservée aux golfeuses ? Nous...

Focus on Afghanistan: What did you expect?

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Agent Provocateur is Global Insights op-ed column. America entered Afghanistan in November 2001 to avenge the 9/11 attacks on the United States. However, there was never any...

Donald Trump is not the only one on trial

In contrast to his previous impeachment, the evidence of Trump’s misdeeds should now be obvious to everyone who has seen it in living color on cable television. We no longer have to...

Switzerland and the pandemic: Does the economy matter more?

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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...
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Zermatt’s Valais rival? peaceful Turtmanntal

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But it's almost as if the Swiss want to keep it secret The famous glacier

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...

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...

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...

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...

Focus: Steve McCurry – merging art with photojournalism (Part I)

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View podcast by America's Editor William Dowell and Edward Girardet with Steve McCurry. See Link. As aspiring young reporters, both Steve McCurry and I began covering the war...

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...

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...

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...
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The Rilke bio-novel: From healthy flying to dramatic fiction.

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BookZone I was born and educated in South Africa, and have spent most of my life living in London and Oxford. From 1996 to 2009, I was the director...

A New Year’s Revolution

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TUCSON – Homo sapiens have been at odds since we first began lobbing stones at each other. If we can together settle differences and repair the damage, human ingenuity can create an...

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...