English has in the 20th century become the global language. It is the language of trade, diplomacy and the internet. However the increase in international languages, in particular English but also Spanish and Mandarin marginalise smaller languages even within their own homelands. In Indonesia Bahasa

Should the United States or any other State continue to reject the International Criminal Court (ICC)? Is the ICC both dangerous to democracy and doomed to fail?

Should Kosovo become an independent state? Or should it remain a part of Serbia within the Serbia-Montenegro federation, but with some autonomy?

Does China give the rest of the world reasons for fear, in political, economic or social terms? Or is the ‘Terror from the East’ merely a myth ?

Should the developed world focus on enabling trade or donating aid as a way to help the developing world?

Aid has been flowing by the billions to poor countries for decades yet seems to make very little difference. Much is used simply to help those in poverty survive, much goes to states directly that then often misuse it, such as on militaries or it goes into corrupt pockets. Overall aid seems to have

Another day another bit of news of preparations of missile test from North Korea, the land of the world's fourth largest army and as a certain magazine put it "The Explosive Mr Kim" But the serious question is should North Korea's nearest ideological and geographical neighbour the People's Republic