Survival or Extinction – Involved in Mankind

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The political leadership and the institutional infrastructure needed to address the urgent problems humanity faces are missing. We are stuck with the Bretton Woods system that was worked out at the end of World War II and has long ceased to be adequate. While history has raced we have stood still for nearly seven decades [...]

Survival or Extinction – Peace Without Poison

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From the horrors and convulsions of wars past, humankind has advanced step by bloody step, from one peace settlement to another, towards the concept of collective security. Each major peace accord in Europe and beyond has sought to regulate international affairs better than previous efforts in the hope of finally securing peace and stability into [...]

Survival or Extinction- Countries are Prisons

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Do you see any borders? I don’t. All I see is continents and oceans. Borders don’t exist. They are just imaginary lines that restrict our lives to a social construct called the nation state; a construct that dates back to the 17th century, and more often than not only to the 19th century, has long [...]

India-Africa – South-South Trade and Investment for Development

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India and Africa’s partnership has entered a new era. Close political relationships are being invigorated by a flourishing trade and investment relationship. This new trade and investment relationship could be crucial in the struggle to lift millions out of poverty. Africa-India trade has followed the upward trend in South-South trade and investments over the last [...]

Survival or Extinction: Conceal or Deceive

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What I shall attempt here is to get you, the reader, to “see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour”; if I may be allowed to borrow William Blake’s poetic genius to describe our earthly problems. [...]