Thinking global, living local: Voices in a globalized world

The Arab World Poised between Revolution and Repression

Written by on . Published in Syria - an outcry for democracy

The Arab Spring must not be allowed to run out of steam. The sheer staying power of the old regimes and important social issues are threatening
to slow down or even to stifle the revolutions, rebellions and nascent
reforms. It is time that Europe flexed its political muscles

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Hi all – my name is Ole, and I’m the head of In my opinion, the Internet is going to play an essential role in coping with global future challenges. Currently, I see economic globalization and global governance as the two most central issues. These trends, and how they interact with others like demographic change and security, make the lives of people around the world complex and insecure, and make it tougher for political and economic decision-makers to make good long-term decisions. We need new rules and methods for decision-making. Dear politicians: please consider all of us when you make important choices. It’s our world, not yours. Please follow me also on my personal blog