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Building Back Better – Globally
Thoughts from Europe
Alex Kazaglis

At first glance the decision to delay the largest climate conference in history – COP 26 (1) – appears to have been made on practical grounds. COVID-19 had made convening 30,000 delegates from 197 countries impossible. For the conference, it is
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The Global Community and the US Election:
Potential scenarios: negative and positive

Back in May, Georgios Kostakos and I published two columns on the global and national responses to Covid-19, and its implications for global governance.  The biggest impact, we said, will be determined by the responses of China and the US.
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International Asymmetry in Global Arms Control
The key to progress?
Ramesh Thakur

During the Cold War, the nuclear landscape was dominated by the globe-spanning US–Soviet bipolar rivalry. Russia and the United States still account for over 90% of the world’s stockpile of nuclear weapons. The emerging strategic rivalry, however, is between the
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Global Health and Global Integrity
… depends on the independent panel
Jayden van Leeuwen

There is no denying that the COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact across the globe, causing sickness, death, economic downturn and invariable other forms of suffering as the virus has spread internationally. At present in late-September, we approach the
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Global Health and Global Security
It’s the individual that counts
Renee Moorjani

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a recognition of the reality that the virus and ensuing protective measures have had a profound impact on peace and security across the globe. With worldwide lockdowns pushing youth out
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Reform the UN Security Council
Or watch it perish
Ramesh Thakur

As the UN General Assembly opens its annual session for 2020/21 this month, delegates should introspect on the transformations in world affairs in the 75 years since the Charter was signed. In 1945, Britain and France were ‘victorious’ Allied powers
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Health and the Global Community: Part II
Opportunities for ‘global fitness’
David Minton

In Part I, I commented on the state of individual fitness at the national level, focusing on the UK and the USA.  In short, levels of physical activity need to increase. But what about at the global level – through
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Health and the Global Community: Part I
Questions of national fitness
David Minton

The current Covid pandemic has swiped the human species like few events before.  In early September, we have 25 m. cases and are heading for 1 m. fatalities. It is an historic challenge to the international community of states.  And
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Reform of the UN Security Council:
The potential of India
Pooran Chandra Pandey

India was recently elected to the Security Council for the two-year period, 2021-22.   What does this portend for the UN – and for India? As a serious player within the UN system and also as an active participant in UN
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Trans-national River Issues
Trusteeship as a model of governance
Renee Moorjani

The Australian bushfires and the Indian floods, both of 2019, are just a glimpse into some disproportionate consequences of the global climate crisis that is upon us. Current international law systems have proven to be limited as a tool for
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