Starting with the Ozone Layer, Geoengineering can be seen as good

News of depletion or recovery of the ozone layer is common after research studies are academically published on the subject by scientists. The ozone layer, a protective shield for planet earth against harmful ultraviolet (UV) light from the sun, is partly depleted by a class of gases, and it is not expected to be repaired [...]

Burma: EU support Burmese people’s endeavor for human rights and democracy

Baroness Catherine Ashton, High Representative of the European Union Dear High Representative, I write to you regarding recent developments in Burma and the forthcoming EU foreign ministers debate on reviewing the Common Position on Burma on April 23. The EU has made positive gestures to support the nascent reforms in Burma, including pledging of €150 [...]

The London Conference on Somalia

Leaders from across the globe are gathering today with various leaders in Somalian civic society at the London Conference on Somalia. The goal of the conference is to develop a new international approach to Somalia that nonetheless keeps Somalians in the center of the dialogue and thus of viable solutions. The British government is central [...]

How to underdevelop a nation: IMF-EU prescription for Greece

There are signs not just in Greece and Portugal, but across Southern and Eastern Europe that popular uprisings may be inevitable in spring-to-summer 2012. Following the second bailout package of Greece, it now seems inevitable that Portugal too will need one as well. Portugal’s government has asked Germany for a second bailout, but the Merkel [...]

China Promises to Rescue the EU… Again?

Amidst all that is happening in the Arab world (escalating violence in Syria, and nuclear brinkmanship by Iran) and the never-ending (epic) saga of the Greek sovereign debt crisis, comes the delayed EU-China summit in Beijing this week (February 14, 2012). Held on Valentine’s Day, it was full of promises for mutual love, respect and [...]

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