Forging a regional alliance for the future of Melanesia
In our fragmented world, one important question that needs to be asked is whether economic imperatives can force nations to overcome their political differences and act in unison to tackle the pressing global challenges of today, such as human rights and climate change? Such goals may seem unrealistic or unachievable […]
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One man’s story: how unforeseen economic circumstances impact on personal decisions in the developing world
Tom raised some very pertinent questions about the economic crisis and how it affects developed and developing nations alike. One of my friends, Kazim Ali, currently living in Indonesia, has experienced its trickle-down effect on the personal level. I gave him a set of interview questions about his situation when […]
Germany’s dubious arms exports: Encouraging dictatorship and conflict on Europe’s doorstep
Germany has an official agenda of supporting democracy and peace. However, the German arms industry sells weapons to dictators or conflict-suffering regions, sometimes to the detriment of even the country’s own interests. Compared to other NATO-states, Germany is generally reluctant to engage in wars. The most recent example is last […]
Co-constituents or Consumers?
For the first time in history, the number of city dwellers outnumber those living in rural areas. What does this mean for our cities and how does this affect the city of tomorrow – ones already in existence and those that are yet to be developed? There are many definitions […]
Hybrid Rice Or Compost?
Farmers in Thailand and Indonesia are experimenting with new and old techniques to respond to the challenges of climate change.