EDITORIAL:

Global and local goals

RICHARD SYNGE
There will be much debate in the months ahead over whether the agreement reached at the United Nations’ climate negotiations in Cancun is really a “significant step forward” – as claimed by US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton – or a poor compromise. Activists say that the deal so far...
INBOX:

Out of Africa: The rougher edges of migration

BRIGHT B. SIMONS
If you get your views about what is happening globally from the mainstream international press,...

Vital Statistics: HIV/AIDS in Africa – turning the corner?

BEHIND THE NUMBERS
The latest data from UNAIDS shows that the overall prevalence of HIV is either remaining...

Globalist: Religion and secularism are interdependent

MONA SIDDIQUI
Today one could be forgiven for understanding the religious and the secular as a conversation...

Energy Watch

Ministers from ten European countries have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop an offshore...

Election Watch

Brazil Dilma Rousseff, a former Marxist rebel who was jailed and tortured during the country’s...
GLOBAL INSIGHT: GOVERNANCE

A less prescriptive approach to good governance

S. UNWORTH & M. MOORE
Attempts to transfer Western institutional models from rich to poor countries often fail because the...

Tightening finances put reform under pressure

DAVID MENYAH
Recent progress towards better standards of governance could be jeopardised in today’s climate of austerity...

“Evidence-based policies require credible data”

DR HANIA FARHAN
The Ibrahim Foundation was set up in 2006 to stimulate debate on good governance in...
GLOBAL INSIGHT: MIGRATION

“Migrants can help economies recover faster”

WILLIAM LACY SWING
Upon the publication of the IOM’s biennial Migration Report, William Lacy Swing talks to Global...

On the move: globalisation & the migration imperative

PROF. ROBIN COHEN
While globalisation has increased mobility, Western perceptions of the negative effects of migration are exaggerated....

Storms in a tea cup?

ETIENNE PIGUET
The threat of climate-related mass migration may make for good newspaper headlines, but scientific evidence...
SPOTLIGHT: MALTA

“We punch above our weight”

LAWRENCE GONZI
Since taking office as Prime Minister in 2004 – the same year that Malta joined...

Malta: The small island with big ambitions

STEVE MALLIA
With a robust economy and a government determined to derive maximum benefit from membership of...

A cultural and creative renaissance

ARIADNE MASSA
The resurgence of arts and culture reflects Maltese enthusiasm for engaging with the outside world,...

Resilience and strong fundamentals

ANTHONY MANDUCA
After being negatively affected by the global financial and economic crisis in 2009, Malta’s economy...

Mixed fortunes – Malta and the EU

HERMAN GRECH
Not all the effects of EU membership have been welcomed, but Maltese citizens have been...
GLOBAL ARENA: WATER SECURITY

“Water security is becoming a real issue”

DR ANIA GROBICKI
The Global Water Partnership's Executive Director explains that recycling and reclaiming water should be a...

Water politics and common sense

UNDALA ALAM
Countries dependent on shared water resources have little reason to go to war over them;...

Innovation and the private sector

KIRSTY TUXFORD
The Mediterranean basin is an arid region where climate change threatens the future reliability of...

Aridity crisis looms large across the Middle East

The Middle East has basically run out of water. Demand outstrips supply and the region...

Big plans for diverting Himalayan waters

India and China, industrialising at breakneck speed, have plans for an estimated 200 dams and...

Vidal – Climate change shifts our delicate water balance

JOHN VIDAL
Even in the most water-abundant regions, previously reliable supplies are threatened by big changes in...
IN FOCUS: BELIZE

“We must focus on improving our competitiveness”

DEAN BARROW
Elected to office in 2008 as leader of the United Democratic Party, Dean Barrow talks...

In good shape to grow

RICHARD SYNGE
The challenges facing the Belize economy may be common to many small countries, but there...

A taste of the Caribbean in Central America

PATRICK JONES
The prospects for the future are bright, despite occasional economic setbacks, the challenge of drug-related...
IN FOCUS: KENYA

Kenya: Constitution promises a fresh agenda

KENNEDY ABWAO
Although an enormous amount of fine-tuning will be required, last August's constitutional referendum in...

GADO – satire is a serious business

ISABEL NANTON
An afternoon stroll through Nairobi’s streets provides Kenya’s top cartoonist GADO with the inspiration he...

Not such rough justice

ISABEL NANTON
Nairobi Province’s Commandant-in-Charge of Prisons, Wanini Kireri, has adopted a new approach towards reforming criminals,...

Mobile power leads expansion

TOM MALITI
The growth of telecommunications in recent years is helping to stimulate an economic revolution in...

“The new Constitution will encourage foreign investment.”

MUGO KIBATI
Global: What are your thoughts on Kenya’s economic prospects leading up to the next elections...

“The new Constitution creates for Kenya a moment of hope …”

JOHN GITHONGO
In February 2005, John Githongo fled his native Kenya fearing that his life was in...