The UN is becoming out of step with the realities of the world. At the same time as there are new rising powers demanding better representation the UN is moving the wrong way in terms of openness and transparency. Old powers with vetos will be able to cling on to their positions on the UNSC long aft

Is large-scale migration, especially from the developing world to developed countries, a force for good? Should it be encouraged or do both developed and developing countries have an interest in restricting the flow of migrants?

In recent months, two large-scale energy projects for Africa have been announced. These projects, however, are not only aimed at providing electricity for Africa but at supplying the burgeoning energy needs of Europe. The Desertec policy, put forward by the Club of Rome and the Trans-Mediterranean R

Agreed that this suggestion is unlikely if not impossible to ever occur. However, given that there are only two factions in Kashmir; a larger one that calls for an independent Kashmir and a smaller group that wants to join up with Pakistan. And neither wants to be a part of India.
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Should the Kurds finally be granted their own sovereign homeland? Or should they be content with greater autonomy within existing states?

Over the past decade many countries in what we know as the 'third world' have borrowed huge sums of money from wealthier countries in times of strife. Do these debts now hanging like nooses around countries necks? Are they preventing economic expansion and ultimately wealthier populations?

The recent attempts of North Korea and Iran to build up their own nuclear weapons have raised the international awareness and have intensified the debate concerning the spread of nuclear weapons. The western world states that these countries are not stable enough to possess nuclear power. But does r