Everywhere I look I see orange. Buses full of orange-clad men proudly proclaim their arrival, surrounded by motorcyclists similarly dressed. On the path beside them,…
When the knotted-gun was installed at the United Nations, Kofi Annan said it was ‘… a powerful symbol that encapsulates, in a few simple curves,…View More The Knotted Gun: A Flawed Symbol for Non-Violence
Mexico has changed. Only a decade ago, it seemed that the country’s economy would slide into oblivion as it became increasingly exposed to the pressures…View More Old Delusions: America has Lost Perspective on Mexico
Violence is no longer inevitable. By shifting social dynamics, violence can be prevented. The Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd created the knotted gun sculpture, Non-Violence,…View More The Knotted Gun: A Compelling Symbol for Non-Violence
An Exclusive Interview with EUSR to Kosovo, Samuel Žbogar, on the main issues Kosovo faces on its road to independence. It is 1989 and Yugoslav…View More Kosovo and the Hard Road to Stability
As the world’s population grows, will we be obligated to choose between food and fuel? The controversies of world hunger, climate change and fuel prices…View More Food for Fuel in Africa?
Have you heard the one about the middle income country that has just joined the OECD with a burgeoning, socially-aspirant middle class, a Romney-esque billionaire…View More Chilean Education Protests: A Political Earthquake
The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process has stalled, and arguably, there is no end in sight. Almost a decade after the initial Oslo Accords, there is no…View More Water Scarcity and Resources in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
While the rest of the European Union celebrated the honour of receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, the halls of Westminster were conspicuously silent on the…View More Britain: ‘One Nation’ or New European Leader?
The barrage of dubious negative advertisements and seemingly endless political rhetoric that comes around once every four years can only mean one thing for the…View More The False Dichotomy of US Politics
“Liberty, Equality, Fraternity”: these are the words uttered proudly by French citizens when asked about French values. While France advocates such strong values, it comes…View More Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité… unless you are Gay
The Arctic is under siege. Global warming is causing record melting of polar sea ice and thus the Arctic Ocean is becoming increasingly accessible to…View More The Scramble for the Arctic
On 27th June 1389, the eve of the most significant battle to the Serbian nationalist psyche, a Serbian prince was faced with a choice: to…View More Ancient Narratives and Modern Conflicts