They don’t make them like this anymore. Veteran CBS journalist Bob Simon in Action

Journalist, writer and Central Asian specialist Thomas Goltz sends us this memory at the Azerbaijani Oil Baths of Bob Simon, who died tragically in...

How to Save Afghanistan’s Democracy

Afghanistan’s last election almost tore the country apart. The next one has to be different. In an opinion article for Foreign Policy, Tabish Forugh...

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...

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...

The UN Takes on FGM/C in an Art Exhibit at the Palais

“A woman wounded is a nation wounded.” The exhibition of paintings currently on display at the UN’s Palais des Nations in Geneva is both...

World Press Photo of the Year 2013: John Stanmeyer

This year's World Press Photo of the Year 2013 was won by American Photographer John Stanmeyer of the VII agency for National Geographic. John's extraordinary...

Press Reset on AfPak Relations

The following piece by Omar Samad was first published by Foreign Policy's SOUTH ASIA CHANNEL. Contrary to popular opinion, it is not so much the 2014...

Fewer foreign journalists covering Geneva International

Lackluster media coverage of international organizations in Geneva is not new but an independent study funded by city of Geneva in touch with the...

Vers une coordination de la sécurité chimique mondiale

The following piece in French on global chemical security is written by Essential Edge French editor Daniel Wermus.  Geneva -- Les secrétariats des trois grandes...

The True Story Behind the First Photo on the Web

Physicists, like anyone else, appreciate beauty, and when CERN decided to test World Wide Web's capacity to relay photographs, they chose this picture of...

Afghanistan: the importance of being there

This following piece published by The Essential Edge 19 June, 2011. Nick van Praag of the World Development Report 2011 sent us this blog regarding...

Fleecing the Faithful – A Ponzi scheme linked to Gex’s Le Rucher defrauds fellow...

This piece by Ken Walker was first published by The Essential Edge 10 June, 2011. Gex, France -- When Jan and Henny Pauw visited Le...