The glory days of the World Wide Web are now long in the past for all of us. In the post-Snowden era, the open Internet will only be experienced in history books - the ones that aren't censored, anyway.
Civil society organizations should exert pressure on the G8 -- as well as the other G20 countries -- to take more concrete steps to address financial corruption, which is robbing both developing and developed countries of essential tax income.
Prime Minister, espousing competitiveness as your core issue represents the best opportunity to make the most of this year's G8 presidency -- and to make your mark in history, by setting the stage for the success of the West in the decades to come.
More than ever, we must understand that the consequences of an undernourished population extend beyond the individual suffering, with entire societies at risk. It's no longer simply about feeding the hungry.
The enthusiasm surrounding this concept represents a paradigm shift: an understanding that market-based tools, imperfect as they are, can be leveraged to help even those who have been left behind by global capitalism.
Immediately staring me in the face, and noisily preoccupying the heavier-weight end of the media spectrum here, is the backyard political rebellion that currently bedevils Cameron. He's not escaping it by hopping to America, but he's at least avoiding for now any confrontation with it in person.
We know -- as generations before have professed -- that we cannot achieve sustainable development, that we cannot build healthy and empowered communities and nations when we continue to deny half the world's population their basic human rights and fundamental freedom.
The world's heart is heavy as we have learned of the death of the most brilliant leader the world has even known - the blessed Margaret. It was the saintly Margaret who rescued Britain from its dire position at the end of the 1970s and restored it to its former glory.