Water and peace: Made in Switzerland

This article was first published in the Oct/Nov 2017 print and e-edition of Global Geneva magazine. “Control the water and you control everything.” The Mayor of Dirt...

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...

Mayors, Napoleons and Corruption: A very French curse.

Last January, police jailed several local officials in the Paris region suspected of corruption in collusion with a property developer. This was followed in...

Off the Wall: Donald Trump’s Global Reset

Just a few weeks into the Trump administration, most of Washington is exhausted. The most immediate impact on Geneva is likely to be felt...

The Arctic and the Alps

What do the Alps have in common with the Arctic? Cryosphere — water in its solid form -- the frozen places of our planet....

Mountains : An 8000-meter High “Vertical University”

Rajeev Goyal and Priyanka Bista are concerned. Not too long ago the Himalayas and the Hindu Kush from Tibet to Nepal were virtually inaccessible...

How Alpine Resorts are Coping with Climate Change

As a child visiting Switzerland with my family during the summer holidays in the 1960s, I used to spend a month in Riederalp, a...

The South Caucasus : More Than a Biodiversity Hotspot

As the logo of the Caucasus Nature Fund (CNF), the Caucasian or Persian Leopard is an endangered – and declining – species. Fewer than...

Nepal’s Women : Bearing the Brunt of Rural Agriculture

At the age of 35, I have decided to move with my family to Nepal. This means starting a new life in a region...