Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Astana Economic Forum Focuses on Sustainable Energy

Astana Economic Forum Focuses on Sustainable Energy

Jul 19, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Ramesh Jaura This is the sixth in a series of articles from Kazakhstan which being geographically located both in Asia and Europe, considers itself a Eurasian country. The articles are based on information gathered during a visit from June 7 to June 15 on the occasion of the opening of...

Education Key to Promoting Sustainable Development

Education Key to Promoting Sustainable Development

Jul 18, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Shanta Rao UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – Speaking of the UN’s post-2015 development agenda, the President of the UN General Assembly Peter Thomson of Fiji last year zeroed in on a home truth: very few human beings in the world, he said, know anything about the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development...

Poverty Impeding Global Sustainable Development

Poverty Impeding Global Sustainable Development

Jul 17, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Santo D. Banerjee UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – While nearly 1.1 billion people escaped extreme poverty between 1990 and 2013 because of strong economic growth that benefited the world’s poorest, “the number of people living in extreme poverty remains unacceptably high, with nearly 800...

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

Jul 11, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue   GENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 11 2017 (IPS) – The world population has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent decades. In 1965, it stood at 3.3...

The G20 and the Inequality Crisis

The G20 and the Inequality Crisis

Jul 7, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Helle Thorning-Schmidt LONDON – Almost a decade ago, facing a near-collapse of the financial system and the risk of a depression, the world needed a new form of leadership to navigate and restore confidence in the global economy. That’s why, in 2009, at his first global summit as US president, Barack Obama joined...

G20’s Record Does Not Inspire Hope

G20’s Record Does Not Inspire Hope

Jul 7, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Anis Chowdhury and Jomo Kwame Sundaram SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Jul 7 2017 (IPS) – The G20 leaders meeting in Hamburg, Germany, on 7-8 July comes almost a decade after the grouping’s elevation to meeting at the heads of state/government level. Previously, the G20 had been an informal forum of...

The G20’s Misguided Globalism

The G20’s Misguided Globalism

Jul 7, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Dani Rodrik HAMBURG – This year’s G20 summit in Hamburg promises to be among the more interesting in recent years. For one thing, US President Donald Trump, who treats multilateralism and international cooperation with cherished disdain, will be attending for the first time. Trump comes to Hamburg having already walked out...

East Asia’s real lessons

East Asia’s real lessons

Jun 21, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 2017 (IPS) – International recognition...

Nordic States Support Sustainable Development Goals

Nordic States Support Sustainable Development Goals

Jun 18, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Lowana Veal REYKJAVIK (IDN) – Leaders of the five largest Nordic countries recently announced support of the Nordic countries as a whole for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed under UN auspices. The initiative, called Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges, was initially...

The Rise of the Food Barons

The Rise of the Food Barons

Jun 15, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Christine Chemnitz The industrial-agriculture sector has long faced criticism for practices that contribute to climate change, environmental destruction, and rural poverty. And yet the sector has taken virtually no steps to improve quality and sustainability, or to promote social justice. This is not surprising. Although...