Algerian protesters not satisfied with Bouteflika’s latest whirl

After protesters rejected President Abdelaziz Bouteflika’s offer to step down after one year should he be re-elected, his latest announcement that he will extend his fourth term is being met with more anger. Why Algerian protesters aren’t satisfied with Bouteflika’s latest ‘concession’ By Simon Speakman Cordall March 11, 2019 Students protest against Algeria’s President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, […]

Principles before profit and pull out

Davos in the desert: businesses are right to put principles before profit and pull out of Saudi investment conference Fedor Selivanov / Shutterstock.com Haridimos Tsoukas, Warwick Business School, University of Warwick Siemens chief, Joe Kaeser has pulled out of the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, dubbed “Davos in the Desert”, amid outrage at the […]

Primacy of Knowledge and good Governance in the World

Two 2018 reports dealing with Human Development that do not give the same results (certainly using different methods of calculation) were published. It is that of the UNDP and recently on 11 October 2018 that of the World Bank. These two reports show the urgency of adapting to the new global geo-strategic mutations, the world being […]

Primacy of Knowledge and good Governance in the World

Two 2018 reports dealing with Human Development that do not give the same results (certainly using different methods of calculation) were published. It is that of the UNDP and recently on 11 October 2018 that of the World Bank. These two reports show the urgency of adapting to the new global geo-strategic mutations, the world being […]

Support for a Rules-based International Order

In a recent speech, the UK foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, stressed that Britain needs to strengthen its support for a rules-based international order, saying there will be a price to pay for countries that do not share the UK’s values and frequently cross geopolitical red lines. Hunt was of course referring to Russia, but he […]

Impartiality and Justice or lack of them in Palestine

The creation of Israel as a nation-state resulted in an unprecedented movement in all directions of populations.  One of these would be the exile of nearly all indigenous peoples that are until today facing the most complex and harsh challenges.  The Palestine refugee communities have been looked after and kept alive by a wide array […]