Accountability is about leadership, not mechanisms.

Agent Provocateur is the oped section of Global Insights. At the core of the problem is that we can’t decide what accountability to affected people (AAP) means. The result is...

Metin Arditi et le onzième commandement: Quand obéir c’est trahir

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  Un écrivain francophone, d’origine turque, de confession juive et résidant dans la Cité de Calvin doit-il une loyauté sans faille à Israël ? Pour répondre à cette question, Metin...

MortReport: Paris – An Immoveable Beast

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Walking and bike path along former railway line in Paris. (Photo: Ville de Paris) The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his...

L’acteur Alfredo Castro: « Je suis engagé avec les processus sociaux parce qu’ils sont...

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Vous êtes actif dans la campagne électorale au Chili, dont le second tour aura lieu le 19 décembre. Pourquoi ? Parce que cela me parait nécessaire. Je soutiens Gabriel...

A Mort Retort: Facete Rectos Pagare

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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...

Mario Botta : confidences entre livre sur l’architecture, tombe et bains thermaux

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Toutes les photos: Courtoisie du Bureau d'architectes Mario Botta. Le Fortyseven Spa à Baden, a été inauguré le 21 novembre 2021. Que représente ce projet ? Ce...

“Why I prefer my news from AI…”

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Information overload is the plague of the 21st century. By that, I mean it is remaking and destroying societies in ways we could not predict, just as plague in the Middle Ages...

COVID-19: Anti-vaccine paranoia, disinformation and disregard for others undermine end to pandemic

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The refusal by so many to vaccinate is not only endangering lives but also subverting global efforts to turn the pandemic around. As the World Health Organization, GAVI, UNICEF and a host...

Bosnia: A looming humanitarian crisis in the heart of Europe

All photos courtesy of Kristian Skeie with copyright. Bihać is a city of 56,000 on the Una River in western Bosnia. At its center stands a 13th-century church...

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...

Mort Report Booster Shot

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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...

2021 Rory Peck Awards: Recognizing the best of freelance reporting and filmmaking

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The standard of freelance acquired news has become so penetrative and informative that the big broadcasting brands would surely collapse without stars like Solan Kolli who won the news award, Brent E....

GENEVA BUILDING BRIDGES EVENT: Leveraging International Switzerland to the World

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From systemic failure to systems rebirth - Reinforcing and Leveraging the existing Geneva / Swiss Bridge to the World for larger commercial and social impact - A physical event of the...

Preparing for the worst

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"Essentially we are playing Russian roulette,” says Andrew Leigh. And the biggest threat is the political groundswell known as 'populism'. "We need to move quickly to take that bullet out of...

Good journalism is not enough. The real issue is how to fund it.

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The following article is one of a series examining the role of independent journalism as a crucial component for disseminating solutions-based information in the public interest, particularly youth. If you like...

Dealing with new realities: Cities must adapt to climate change

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Agent Provocateur is Global Insights oped section. This is being republished in English with the kind permission of El Pais on the occasion of World Cities Day, 31 October 2021. The...

YOUTH WRITES – A student volunteer in Tanzania: Castrations, Spaying and other basic veterinary...

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This is part of Global Geneva Group's Youth Writes educational initiative helping young people to write about their volunteer and other on-the-ground experiences as inspiration for others. During...

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...

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...

Outgrowing capitalism: a Geneva expert shows how and why we should do it

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Universal Basic Income (UBI) is definitely part of the answer Marco Dondi proposes for the multiple crises facing developed as well as developing countries. But the management specialist worries that setting the...

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...

Contesting statelessness in the Dominican Republic

Agent Provocateur is Global Insights’ oped section Large scale migration has historically occurred between Haiti and the Dominican Republic, which together share the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola. Fuelled by political...

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,...

What’s Behind the Storm Over Australia’s Submarines

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On the surface, the reasons Australia decided to break with France and go with the American offer seem obvious. The difference between the nuclear-powered submarines that the US offered Australia and the...

The Hindu Kush Himalaya: An endangered “water tower” in a warming world

Mountain systems have long played a vital role for ensuring replenishable water resources for both human survival and natural ecosystems, for drinking, farming, hydroelectrical power, irrigation, transportation and fishing, among other human activities.  Inhabitants of...

Tolkien’s Switzerland – and much more – is in jeopardy

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John Ronald Reuel Tolkien, born on 3 January 1892 in Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, hiked in 1911 through the Alps to the Aletsch Glacier, the largest such ice flow in the Alps....

Unraveling the American Myth

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Evangelicals: Putting the ‘Ass’ in ‘Compassion’. Many evangelical leaders have gone all-in for President Donald Trump. Down the road, that could backfire and hopefully cost them — and other religious organizations...

Focus on Afghanistan: Whose responsibility?

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This is an updated version of an article that first appeared in The Christian Science Monitor on 9 September 2021. See additional articles on Afghanistan in Global...

Montreux et Vevey, une atmosphère de dolce vita en Suisse

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Montreux, ville de musique, avec le Festival de jazz le plus célèbre du monde. Vevey, ville d’images, Corsier-sur-Vevey et son captivant Chaplin’s World élu meilleur musée d’Europe en 2018 par l'Académie européenne...

Focus on Afghanistan: The Slack platform on evacuation

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Drawing by contributing editor, political cartoonist and author Jeff Danziger. He is a member of the Geneva-based Cartooning for Peace. See additional articles on Afghanistan in Global...

Focus on Afghanistan: Why and What Next?

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. Cartoon courtesy of artist and author Jeff Danziger, a member of...

‘Roger Federer, welcome home!’

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The opportunity was too enticing to pass up: see Roger Federer, the master of the impossible tennis shot, competing at the top of his form, perhaps for the last time ever at 32, on his...

Focus on Afghanistan: Will Afghanistan Emerge as a Narco Superstate?

See additional articles on Afghanistan in Global Insights (search www.global-geneva.com) plus our specialized updated collection of good pieces on Afghanistan by other media. (See Nusereal link: https://www.nusereal.com/afghan.php) Estimates are that Afghanistan...

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.”...

Focus on Afghanistan: Terror attacks and the guilt of leaving.

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GENEVA: What everyone feared has happened. A suicide bomber attacked in the midst of the chaos of panicked people at the airport in Kabul. More than 100 dead and over 150 injured,...

Focus on Afghanistan: The country’s ‘Businesswoman of the Year’ escapes from Kabul.

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Like a Horror Movie It is Monday, 16 August 2021. Hassina Syed, who is 41, is in central Kabul when her mobile phone rings. Her friend screams, shouting into...

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...

The poor are everywhere: what can one person do?

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Agent Provocateur is Global Insights’ op-ed section. Over the past year and a half, the COVID-19 pandemic has worsened hunger and poverty in many parts of the world. According to the World...

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...

Focus on Afghanistan: The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan. 4th fully-revised edition. (2014) –...

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See additional articles on Afghanistan in Global Insights Magazine (search www.global-geneva.com) plus our specialised updated collection of good pieces on Afghanistan by other media. (See Nusereal link: https://www.nusereal.com/afghan.php)

Focus on Afghanistan: Afghan Waterloo: Graveyard for the British, Soviet, and US Empires

See additional articles on Afghanistan in Global Insights (search www.global-geneva.com) plus our specialised updated collection of good pieces on Afghanistan by other media. (See Nusereal link: https://www.nusereal.com/afghan.php) Biden’s...

Focus on Afghanistan: “We tried to tell you”

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. FLAYOSC, France — Here we go again. Americans clamor for the...

Focus on Afghanistan: Jaw-Jaw is the only Solution

Agent Provocateur is Global Insights' op-ed section. A moment of truth is in the offing for Afghanistan’s estimated 35 million people, plus the 5-6 million in the diaspora...

Overfishing: The greatest threat to our oceans

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Agent Provocateur is Global Insights Magazine's op-ed section. If you turn on the world news you may hear about plastic waste killing sea mammals, melting glaciers, illegal dumping, and...

Focus on Afghanistan: What to do about Afghanistan’s growing disaster: Two key articles

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As predicted by some, the ill-advised U.S.-led military pullout in Afghanistan has led to a rapidly deteriorating on-the-ground situation that is increasingly leading to a takeover of much of the country by...

Swiss crypto: what comes next and why you should care about it

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You may have no interest in cryptocurrencies or consider them a Ponzi rip-off like Nouriel Roubini or Nobel Economics Prizewinner Paul Krugman, i.e. you don't want to be the last crypto holder...

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...

Focus on Afghanistan: Now or never for Afghans

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Agent Provocateur is Global Insight Magazine's op-ed column. In his first speech at the Security Council four years ago, the United Nations Secretary General Guterres said “Nobody is winning...

Swiss Journeys: Erschmatt’s Scientific Catcher in the Rye

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Maybe you heard the Swiss TV commentator speaking of the tough climb in the 5th stage of the Tour de Suisse bicycle race earlier this year. Up the mountain from the Rhone...

Michel Lavollay: A Cri du Coeur From a Doctor-Diplomat Who Knows

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The following column by contributing editor, journalist and author Mort Rosenblum is from his regular comment The MortReport. PARIS — Breakfast with Michel Lavollay at Café Flore, pleasant under any...