Canadian fossil fuel development: what role do Indigenous voices play?

In the past few months, the Coastal GasLink natural gas pipeline – the largest private sector investment in Canadian history– has been met with resistance from Indigenous groups across the ...

Decarbonizing Asia for a Cleaner future

“Moving towards the Sustainable Development Scenario for Asia would require effective concerted climate action across involving all parts of the energy sector’s stakeholders” – Tsewang Nuru Sherpa A despondent picture of power ...

The UK-Africa Summit is a sign of the green economy conundrum

The UK-Africa Summit, held last January in London, proved to be a policy conundrum. On the one hand, Boris Johnson’s opening speech stated that the country will refrain from investing ...

The Global War on Austerity has begun

Recent protests around the world have captivated media attention. But they all have one thing in common. They are a response against global austerity, corruption, and a revolt against the ...

Diplomatic  Life

As the United Kingdom joined Italy, Spain, Germany and Belgium in entering lockdown overnight, the government has afforded us ample time to pause and reflect on what this crisis can ...

Introduction  Many authors seem to believe that quiet diplomacy helped to win the cold war, by gently maneuvering behind the scenes. Hence, I argue; if diplomats were able to bring ...

Security Conflicts

NATO turned seventy last year having been a stalwart of Western stability and peace since 1949. Its membership has grown from twelve to twenty-eight even affording former USSR countries the ...

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