Three years ago, there were 10,000 Roma living in Germany. Today, there are only 7,000 left. Out of the approximately 2,500 who returned to Kosovo and Serbia in accordance with Continue Reading
The conflict in Syria is not a civil war, but a revolution, argues Syrian activist Hind Kabawat in this poignant interview. Speaking from a refugee camp in Turkey home to thousands of displaced Syrians, Hind offers a first hand account of the devastation the conflict has visited on her country, and what can be done to end it.
– Liliane Stadler
Attending the Open Forum at Davos at the time of the World Economic Forum has become almost a habitual aspect of my winter break these past three years, especially seeing Continue Reading
“We’ve never had a crisis like this one,” says Paolo Bernasconi of the University of St. Gallen. “For fifty years, Swiss bankers have lived by the following rule: We strictly Continue Reading
“Do we do enough? Difficult to say. I think we are doing the right thing.” Anders Zeijlon of the World Bank discusses the complex relationship between human rights and development Continue Reading
De jure, François Hollande is the most powerful man in France. De jure, he also enjoys the support of the socialist majority in the National Assembly and the Senate and Continue Reading
Kenneth Waltz, one of the most prominent theorists of international relations of the post-war period, passed away earlier this week, aged 88. Waltz is known primarily for his contributions to Continue Reading
NATO is in crisis today. In an interview with the St Andrews Foreign Affairs Review conducted at Sciences Po, Paris, on Aril 12, Olivier Kempf states his views on the Continue Reading
“Today, we live in a world where a man has more chances to be judged if he kills only one person than if he kills 100,000.“ – Kofi Annan, 1998 Continue Reading
Why Davos? Because apparently in Davos, according to the founder and executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Klaus Schwab “people are moved out of ze daily patterns”. But are they, now? This year’s 43rd Annual Meeting was dedicated to the theme of “Resilient Dynamics” which seems to imply adherence to the conventional practice or “pattern”, rather than the beginning of a new one.
As far as conventional wisdom goes, the Mafia has disappeared from the criminal underground of the United States. But has it? In 1963, Joseph Valachi testified to the existence of Continue Reading