The newly appointed Envoy for the Great Lakes Region of Africa is headed to the region for her first visit to bolster support for a recently agreed UN-mediated accord to finish decades of conflict and instability.
The President of Ireland (1990-1997) and UN High Commissioner (1997-2002), is interviewed by The New York Times about her memoirs and her new post as UN envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region.
A dictator’s death throes are a form of theater, featuring ecstatic masses, would-be successors fighting for political survival, and, behind the scenes, the dictator’s coterie locked in efforts to extend his life until they can secure their privileges.
Mary Robinson became the first female president of Ireland in 1990 but refused to be a figurehead like her predecessors. Lacking formal power, she used the “moral authority” of her office to rally public opinion.
Today, three European countries are among the world’s seven largest economies. Ten years from now, only two will remain. By 2030, only Germany will still be on the list, and by 2050, none will remain.
French politician Jacques Delors and former German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer discuss tight, but sometimes complicated, relations between their countries on the 50th anniversary of the Franco-German friendship treaty.
The revolutions that swept the Arab world during the last two years have exposed the extraordinary fragility of key Arab states. With the exception of historical countries such as Egypt or Morocco, most Arab states are constructs of colonialism.
The start of any year invariably prompts stocktaking, and 2012 certainly offers much to consider: the dramatic events in the Middle East, leadership change in China, and the brinkmanship of America’s budget debate.
The US National Intelligence Council has released a sobering report entitled Global Trends 2030: Alternative Worlds. Most important, if current trends continue, Asia could soon surpass North America and Europe in global power.
On Monday night, the Palestinian Authority submitted a draft resolution to the United Nations General Assembly that, if approved, will upgrade Palestine’s status from observer entity to non-member observer state.
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The macroeconomic expert and strategist, and author of The Economics of Good & Evil, talks in this video about the economic structure in our cultures.