Values are a uniting force around the globe, slowly replacing an era of industry and economics, and soft power is more enticing than hard power for a global audience. National leaders may try to set new conditions for universal standards of justice, known as the moral high ground, but they can anticipate a struggle in justifying extreme and unreasonable claims for informed citizens in their own nations and elsewhere. Increasingly, cities, states and other entities reject the foreign policy stances of their own governments to work with likeminded people overseas, explains author and economist Joergen Oerstroem Moeller.
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Sand is indispensable for construction, roads and oil recovery even as nations try to protect coasts and supplies.
Disasters no longer seem like rare events with the internet and smartphones delivering instant, compelling stories for a global audience that is curious, observant and active on social media. Most odious are false reports drafted to misdirect responsibility and create an atmosphere of mistrust.
As the globe’s population swells from about 2 billion people a century ago to more than 7 billion today, migration numbers are on the rise, too, from about 173 million in 2000 to about 250 million today. Will Hickey, author and associate professor with the School of Government and Public Policy in Indonesia, analyzes the dilemma for countries in trying to separate refugees based on their motivation, economic or political. Refugees search for a better life, and the line between economic and political security is blurred and the stories from either side are equally heartbreaking.
YaleGlobal Article: The Futile Goal of Winning Wars – Developed nations have specific operational vulnerabilities and much to lose; the US president needs to understand the meaning of victory and defeat
YaleGlobal Article: Disrupting US-China Relations Will Incur High Costs – Efficient production lines, millions of jobs and affordable consumer products of all types depend on stable US-Chinese relations
YaleGlobal article: The Hidden Global Trade in Patient Medical Data – The goal to global trade in health data is new treatments, but government regulations do not keep pace.
YaleGlobal article: Waste Not, Want Not. Researchers develop new technologies, working with entrepreneurs and designers to recycling all kinds of waste into new products which are then sold back to consumers or scattered into the environment.
YaleGlobal: Africa’s Population Growth Could Undermine Sustainability – the world’s fastest growing region must aim for population stabilization to ensure peace
YaleGlobal article “Wanted: Equal Opportunity Globalization” about income inequality, technology, trade and globalization: Working class in the developed world blames Asia’s high growth rates for economic woes rather than policies that reinforce inequality at home.