1970, Africa has lost at least $854 billion through capital flight which is not
only enough to wipe out the continent’s total external debt of $250 billion but
leaving around $600 billion for poverty alleviation
undeniably a great difference in cultural values between Tibetan Buddhists who
grew up within their community in India and the western converts who were
raised with liberal western values. But this is no longer the end of the story.
Not only are the small-scale fisher
communities best placed to ensure food sovereignty, but they are also the
starting point for any serious transition towards an ecologically and socially
just food regime. We need a revolution to bring the oceans back into the global
Al-Qaida's aging leaders are struggling to
compete for recruits with Islamic State. Nevertheless, India must prepare
itself for all sorts of terrorist threats, not least terrorist re-emergence in
Afghanistan. What role might NATO play in this?
The areas now
known as the West Bank and Gaza, despite geographic differences, were once
similar in social, cultural and economic terms. But through a long process of
one occupation after another, they were set apart and differentiated.
Could Delhi be solving
the wrong problem? What it chooses to define as a law and order problem is
essentially a governance crisis of severe proportions and one that the Indian
state is not yet willing to acknowledge.
the elder was president, the government sought to facilitate the entrance of
Islamist groups into the Maldives. The resumption of this now may be another
opportunity for proponents of genuine democracy to sharpen the concern of
The Front National has long been at the
centre of pan-European party initiatives, which were always dominated by former
FN leader, Jean-Marie Le Pen. The EAF was founded without FN-involvement,
have the emerging BRICS powers played throughout the crisis of the Islamic
State? Reflecting on this can tell us about the internal and external nature of
both the emerging powers and the more multipolar world that has been constantly
Islamic radicalism is the product of societal developments and it is not directly related to the religion of Islam. The lessons of Iraq are being actively ignored by the US and the west in general. The main tenets of American foreign policy, which have done well for extremism, are unchanged.
The governance process seems to be running smoothly. Modi’s public announcement on corruption “Na khaunga na khane dunga’ (Neither would I pocket money illegally nor allow others to do it) is laudable, though only time will prove if he walks his talk.
Are we learning from the past or exploiting it? It is easy to obscure the similar
economic rationales and incentive structures, as well as the participation of ‘legitimate’
enterprises and institutions, in both trans-Atlantic slavery and contemporary
trafficking in humans.
other conflict situations, the EU and its member states have pressed for
justice, readily acknowledging that continued impunity, not justice, is the
real impediment to peace. The Israeli-Palestinian conflict should be
treated no differently.
If we are to have any chance of addressing
trafficking, we should work towards the elimination
of labour recruitment fees; advocate for a global minimum wage; and look at
ways of criminalizing the knowing or reckless use of the services of a victim
exploitation is a structural problem, not a problem of human nature. Unless we
deal with the ‘root causes’, which I locate in inequality, then it will
continue. And global inequalities are growing.