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Mediating Blue Peace in the Middle East

SWITZERLAND’S ABUNDANCE OF WATER “is one reason why we consider it our responsibility to act and to provide expertise on water issues,” says Eileen...

MPs bet on water diplomacy – and CERN – for the Middle East

FOR THE GENEVA-BASED INTER-PARLIAMENTARY UNION, the Middle East, particularly the Israeli-Palestinian question, has always remained a sensitive if not difficult concern. Now, however, Switzerland’s...

Swiss banks & money-laundering in the shadows of Latin American democracy

IN JUNE 2015, MARCELO ODEBRECHT, THE CEO OF NORBERTO ODEBRECHT and the man in command of one of the world’s largest construction companies, was arrested in...

PADDLING FOR CANCER: Reaching out with success

IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE UP IN THE JURA MOUNTAINS (on the shores of the Lac de Joux to be precise) on the first Sunday...

Water and peace: Made in Switzerland

“Control the water and you control everything.” The Mayor of Dirt in Rango (2011) Admiral of the Swiss Navy is the derisive term used in...

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LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

How to communicate International Geneva’s global view

FROM THE EDITOR LIVING IN THE LAKE GENEVA AREA, on whichever side of the border, we cannot help but be aware of the critical importance...

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Counterpoint: Perfumed toilets: going round the S-bend?

It's the S-bend that makes the difference. Invented by Alexander Cummings in 1775, it stops the flies getting into the compost and keeps out the smells. Crapper turned it into a U-bend that would not jam in 1880. So he deserves some gratitude for...

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