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Global 13

Contents Arena 12 fears for 2013? World leadersWhat are your hopes and and decision-makers share their thoughts on what the world needs 16 Resilient dynamism interpreted: Lesley Curwen takes a light-hearted look at the World Economic Forum in Davos 18 Obama’s back: Michael Shank assesses the vital relationship between China and the USA 20 Jonathan Fenby on the challenges 48 Review: a frank memoir byKofi facing the new Chinese president Annan offers insight into his 10 years as UN secretary-general and Sustainable Forestry his tireless campaign to end confl ict 22 If governments are serious about 30 Kim Carstensen of the Forest 50 Canada’s star: A profi le of conservation, they need effective Stewardship Council explains how the new head of the Bank of England,Mark Carney, and the intractable conservation negotiationsFiona Harveyregulation, argues pressure to turn around the UK’s 27 INTERVIEW:Jan McAlpine, Director brought together a committed group of banking system of UN Forum on Forests on promoting reformers and activists 53 Decoded:George Magnus asks sustainable development 32 INTERVIEW: Countries with substantial what lies ahead for the euro system? 29 INTERVIEW: Head of the Forestry tropical timber resources may lack Department of the FAO,Eduardo the capacity for sustainable forest 54 Brazil:James Woodall explores Rojas-Briales, stresses that hard work management, saysEmmanuel Ze the country’s emerging literary landscape Meka of the ITTOis needed to protect forest reserves Regulars 5 Point of View:Trevor Grundy asks if new laws on regulation of the press, tobacco and gay marriage are threatening our personal freedoms 7 Vital Statistics: Iceland and Finland lead the way in closing the global gender gap 11 Out of Africa:Anver Versi on the steady rise of the African economy 56 Books: Cruel Britannia – a history of torture reveals Britain’s darker side Trinidad and Tobago 71 Commonwealth Network 34 INTERVIEW: Prime MinisterKamla Ronald Sanders says the government Persad-Bissessar talks about her must act now to shift dependency on uni25A0 RevisitingtheRhodesia crisis and plans for diversifying the economy fi nite resources formation of the Commonwealth 39 Trinidad and Tobago fared well in 45 Tony Fraserhighlights the challenges Secretariat withStuart Mole the global economic downturn, but facing the four-party coalition uni25A0 Telecommunications OrganisationCommonwealthClose-up: uni25A0 INTERVIEW:Veteran journalist Zimbabwe Clyde Sanger recalls his Commonwealth experiences 60 Baffour Ankomah looks at how 67 Anver Versi looks at how disparity of political developments have unfolded wealth and confused government policy 64 INTERVIEW:Morgan Tsvangirai, Prime have undermined economic progress Minister of Zimbabwe, maintains that it 70 A new documentary about Robert is time for the world to acknowledge the Mugabe assesses his image at home country’s reforms and abroad Papua New Guinea 72 Hopes of achieving greater political stability are rising as the new prime minister vows to tackle corruption 76 Chris Pritchard highlights doubts that new natural gas projects will result in any tangible wealth for the average citizen 79 Phil Mercerexplains how Tok Pisin plays a crucial role in strengthening PapuaNew Guinea’s traditionalkinship system globalfirst quarter 2013 www.global-briefing.org l3


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