Reaching an effective, fair agreement will undoubtedly be difficult; but there is reason to believe that it is possible. The current round of talks has produced some progress on one of the issue’s two major sticking points.
The European Parliament election revealed the full extent of voters’ frustrations, discontent, and lack of confidence in both the European Union and their national governments.
Grand political strategy and everyday experience often have a lot in common. Try, for example, to swallow a salami whole, and you will probably choke to death.
The German philosopher Jürgen Habermas once defined our times as “the age of post-national identity.” Try convincing Russian President Vladimir Putin of that.
Former European Union foreign policy chief Javier Solana has expressed optimism that talks between Iran and six world powers will lead to a comprehensive solution to the West’s standoff with the Islamic Republic over the country’s nuclear energy program.
Former Finnish President Martti Ahtisaari and former Prime Minister of Norway, Dr Gro Harlem Brundtland, emphasised the importance of inclusiveness in Burma’s peace process during an interview with DVB on Friday.
When the Cold War ended and the Soviet Union collapsed, the victors were beyond complacent, for they were certain that their triumph had been inevitable all along.
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.
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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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