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Study Reveals That Climate Change is Now a Factor for Investment Bankers

Study Reveals That Climate Change is Now a Factor for Investment Bankers | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
According to a Mercer survey, 12 institutional investors (who are worth trillions of dollars) now factor climate change into their investment decisions.

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Russia's Geographic Challenge

Stratfor explains the geographic impetus behind Russia's need for regional dominance and its implications for global politics. For more, visit: http://www.st...
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How to end Rwanda's PR problem

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Wikileaks publishes proof of global corruption on a massive scale

Wikileaks publishes proof of global corruption on a massive scale | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
#Wikileaks publishes proof of global corruption on a massive scale http://t.co/TowNVsAR...
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Newt Gingrich and the "Madman" Theory of International Relations

Newt Gingrich and the "Madman" Theory of International Relations | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
According to Gingrich's logic, North Vietnam would have been justified in attacking the United States.
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Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems'

Civilisation faces 'perfect storm of ecological and social problems' | Global-Issues | Scoop.it

Abuse of the environment has created an 'absolutely unprecedented' emergency, say Blue Planet prizewinners.

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Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media

Most Syrians back President Assad, but you'd never know from western media | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
Jonathan Steele: Assad's popularity, Arab League observers, US military involvement: all distorted in the west's propaganda war (The Syrian conflict may not be as black & white as western media would have us believe
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Who Are “the Bottom Billion”?

Who Are “the Bottom Billion”? | Global-Issues | Scoop.it

Tony Chen of Movement121 writes about misconceptions concerning the “bottom billion.” 

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Human Rights Invisible to the Right

When is America going to stop fetishizing a document written by rich white men 230 years ago who owned slaves and didn't think woman were worthy of the vote?
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The world will be a worse place if China’s global assertiveness is focused on helping autocrats stay in power

The world will be a worse place if China’s global assertiveness is focused on helping autocrats stay in power | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
The world will be a much worse place if China’s newfound assertiveness is focused on helping autocrats to stay in power through brutal repression of their citizens.
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Oil companies lobby for less transparency as Global Witness exposes the need for more | Global Witness

Oil companies lobby for less transparency as Global Witness exposes the need for more | Global Witness | Global-Issues | Scoop.it

More transparency is needed in the oil, gas and mining industries to prevent the international scramble for Africa’s natural resources from fuelling still deeper corruption and instability, according to a new report from Global Witness published today.

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Tanzania: Fighting Poverty With Butterflies

Tanzania: Fighting Poverty With Butterflies | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
By Wilma Den Hartigh, When one thinks of farming, butterflies are not the first commodity that comes to mind.
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Ethiopia's human rights record poses awkward questions for its aid donors

Ethiopia's human rights record poses awkward questions for its aid donors | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
In Ethiopia's case, human rights experts spoke out after three journalists and two opposition politicians were given sentences last week ranging from 14 years to life imprisonment under Ethiopia's anti-terrorism laws.
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NGOs and development

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Global Dashboard – Blog covering International affairs and global risks · About us ... None of this is a reflection on the generosity of Pakistanis, who generally do well on international comparisons of giving.
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America's Dangerous Game in Yemen

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This film examines the covert war in Yemen and asks if the US is creating more enemies than it can capture or kill.
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Council on Foreign Relations launches the “Global Governance Monitor: Human Rights"

Council on Foreign Relations launches the “Global Governance Monitor: Human Rights" | Global-Issues | Scoop.it

The International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), in collaboration with MediaStorm, launched the eighth issue of its comprehensive Global Governance Monitor: Human Rights.

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What ‘left’ and ‘right’ really mean on climate change (hint: nothing)

What ‘left’ and ‘right’ really mean on climate change (hint: nothing) | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
Ezra Klein had an interesting post last week about the arbitrary nature of what gets coded "left" and "right" in today's policy debates. He mentions cap-and-trade, which was the subject of bipartis...
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Santorum takes Climate Change Denial to a Biblical Level

Santorum takes Climate Change Denial to a Biblical Level | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
Climate change denial has become a litmus test for modern Republicans, but Rick Santorum, in his fondness for melding faith and government, has become one of the precious few to cite the Bible as evidence that the science-accepting crowd has it all...
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Africa's quest for prosperity

Africa's quest for prosperity | Global-Issues | Scoop.it

As African economies look for growth in the future, the two key internal strategies emerging are regional integration and harnessing diasporas for funds and technical expertise.

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Tibet - Cultural Murder

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In a world with so much bloodshed and much newer flash points, Tibet is becoming an old cause. The Freedom for Tibet stickers are fading on cars, the Dalai Lama’s appeals are a regular item on the news. It is supported largely by middle-class Westerners and celebrities, but in no way does it detract from the overwhelming justice of the Tibetan cause. Forget Hollywood. Tibet is of immense importance to the whole world.

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Libya conflict in 50 pictures: the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi

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International Affairs by Davis K. Thanjan | Book Review

Book review for International Affairs by Davis K. Thanjan.
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Rwanda reduces poverty by 11.8 percent. If Rwanda can do it, other African countries can.

Rwanda reduces poverty by 11.8 percent. If Rwanda can do it, other African countries can. | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
One million Rwandans have emerged out of poverty in the last five years, six times faster than the country has achieved between 2000 and 2006, a new survey of household living conditions in Rwanda indicates.
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The Key to Addressing Climate Change – Indigenous Knowledge

The Key to Addressing Climate Change – Indigenous Knowledge | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
We have the knowledge that can contribute to finding solutions to the crisis of climate change. But if you’re not prepared to listen, how can we communicate this to you? — Marcos Terena, Xané leader, Brazil.
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Just what have Russia and China got against democracy?

Just what have Russia and China got against democracy? | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
Arab countries and Muslim organizations are reacting angrily to a veto by Russia and China of a UN Security Council draft resolution based on an Arab League plan to end the violence in Syria.
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China builds on Europe's African ruins | The World | International ...

China builds on Europe's African ruins | The World | International ... | Global-Issues | Scoop.it
Gideon became chief foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Times in July 2006. He joined the FT after a 15-year career at The Economist, which included spells as a foreign correspondent in Brussels, Washington and ...
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