North Korea: first steps towards change?

Journalist Christopher Woodburn explores new directions for North Korea. Long-considered the last bastion of Stalinist socialism in the post-cold war era, the hermit kingdom—as it...

Afghanistan – What went wrong?

The following essay by Geneva-based journalist and author Edward Girardet was published by the Cairo Review of Global Affairs in October, 2014. Girardet is...

Modern assassins, murder and social media

Steven Sotloff’s murder and decapitation is a tragedy in itself, but it also marks a turning point both for journalism and the communications strategy...

The Silver Fox Remembered

With the death of former Soviet Foreign Minister and Georgian leader Eduard Shevardnadze earlier this month, journalist and writer Thomas Goltz remembers.  Livingston, Montana --...

Rebranding the Millennium Development Goals

by Priyash Bista Geneva - The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were supposed to create benchmarks for the developed world’s commitment to eliminating global poverty. The...

TedX plea for West not to abandon Afghanistan

Masood Khalili, Afghan ambassador to Spain - and son of famed 20th century Afghan poet Khalillulah Khalili - makes an impassioned plea from the...

Switzerland’s Immigration Vote: Nationalism, racism or fear.

A version of this was first published by Le News, the free English-language weekly for the Lake Geneva region. This includes the cartoon by award-winning...

Corruption Chronicles Involving French Mayors

French mayors are among the least transparent - and controlled - local officials in Europe. In a piece first published in May, 2013, The...