The alternative to the talks is a further nuclear buildup by Iran, followed by additional international sanctions and, eventually, another war in the Middle East, which no one believes can resolve the problem.
Back in 1996, Netanyahu won a general election by mobilizing large constituencies against then-Prime Minister Shimon Peres’s alleged intention to divide Jerusalem. Nearly two decades later, Netanyahu remains committed to old, vacuous slogans.
Discarding the shares of firms that do not curb emissions shows the way forward for climate change campaigners.
The peace initiative by United States in the Middle East has become trapped in a paralysing power game.
The Geneva II Middle East peace conference, took place against a backdrop of singularly appalling numbers: Syria’s brutal civil has left an estimated 130,000 dead, 2.3 million refugees registered in neighboring countries.
The good news is that progress is finally being made in redeveloping the European Union’s economic and monetary architecture, which should help to bring about a return to growth.
Russia’s recent diplomatic successes in Syria and Iran, together with foreign-policy missteps by US President Obama, have emboldened President Putin in his drive to position Russia as capable of challenging American exceptionalism and Western universalism
Even as the US eyes energy self-sufficiency, it is vitally important that the international community reaches a sufficiently high common denominator in limiting greenhouse-gas emissions.
By the time China overtakes the USA as the world’s largest economy it will have cemented its status as a major military power – one whose drive to assert itself strategically already is inspiring serious anxiety among its neighbors.
The agreement reached in Geneva in November between Iran and the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, plus Germany) on Iran’s nuclear program proves a crucially important point: the sanctions regime worked.
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Professor of International Business Administration at Wharton School, Guillén is is the Director of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.
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