Increasing numbers of youth in conflict zones, feeling helpless to shape a larger, uncaring world, view suicide attacks as a way to call attention to the plight of their community.
Monthly Archives: November 2010
Germany is demonstrating steady progress in unshackling itself from fossil fuel dependence by converting to renewable energy sources. But the government’s delay in phasing out large, highly profitable nuclear power stations will slow investment in fledgling solar and wind industries – adding more uncertainty to the globe’s energy future.
About one out of six tech startups was launched by immigrants from India. Now some of these tech workers return to India.A new rush of capital, networking and brainstorming could lead to innovations that may once more transform the world.
In the third and final article of this YaleGlobal series on Iran’s ambitions, Bruce Stokes reports on a survey in 22 nations by the German Marshall Fund, including questions on Iran. The survey reveals emerging consensus opposed to Iran’s pursuit of nuclear weapons, but also divisions among and within nations on how to respond to the defiance, including doubts over US handling of the issue.
This YaleGlobal series examines Iran’s big power ambitions and its ability to divide the international community to achieve its goal.
As major powers impose sanctions for violation of its non-proliferation commitment, Iranian leaders cultivate ties with developing nations. A flurry of international activity which might seem hollow, could eventually transform into effective power.
Relentless pursuit of economic growth without attention to employment, environmental protection and basic social comforts remains a recipe for global disaster.