As Palms for Life Fund implements its second development project in Swaziland, we are constantly faced with questions that give us tremendous pause for thought.
As the mayor of Gdansk I am very proud of the growing attractiveness of Gdansk for investors, however, I also remember how many challenges are still ahead of us. Probably one of the most important of these challenges is fostering innovation -- in Gdansk and in Poland.
Last time we checked, global warming and climate change still exist for the same reasons as before. Sustained public pressure will now be needed to force politicians to take the next critical actions on climate.
The past is a foreign country we no longer can see. We can't even visit--there is no passport to gain us entry -- so it's high time we stop trying to live there.
While the action in the Middle East should lead to both terror attacks and fears leveling off over time, an equally important part of the fight is within French borders. There is no justification in the world for terrorism. But if these areas are not given hope, some of its residents become tempted by radical Islam.
The idea that crisis will bring the continent together no longer rings true in Europe. The only way the EU will work is if it, like any other well-functioning federation, has a strong center. For that to happen, individual nations need to give up a measure of domestic sovereignty. Yet, each crisis seems to have had the opposite effect, pushing the union toward a breakup as member states jealously guard their sovereignty.
Privacy and security are not opposing forces but mutually beneficial of each other and crucially intertwined as a means of protecting and advancing us. We need to protect them both in order to truly protect ourselves.
I've been asked many times what success will look like in Paris. Here's my scorecard and my predictions of five key elements that -- if all were achieved -- would constitute an exceptionally successful 21st Conference of the Parties:
For the Swedish foreign minister and, it appears, too many EU nations, the path of least political resistance is to focus obsessively on Israel, irrespective of what else might be going on in the world.
In the aftermath of the Paris attacks, the French government reacted by bombarding ISIS in Syria and Iraq and asking for the application of article 42.7 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU).
In the wake of Maidan, many within the LGBT community feel betrayed by the very revolution which they helped to spearhead.
Several rounds of failed negotiations between the parties has led observers on all sides in the conflict to argue that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is beginning to move out of the two-state solution paradigm and into an uncertain future.
A couple of weeks ago I attended a presentation sponsored by the Swiss-Russian Forum (a sort of Chamber of Commerce) discussing ways to bridge a de ...
There are six fundamental reasons that explain why the present geopolitical environment is conducive for the resumption of peace negotiations and why outside constructive intervention has become sine qua non to reaching an equitable peace with security.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. Forests: the cheapest way to store carbon ...
After serving for two challenging years in the chaos of a war zone as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Iraq, I received word that I would become the next Ambassador to Greece. To be quite honest, I had mixed feelings.