The ongoing goof-up around European Union’s prized vaccine certificates which do not recognize some WHO-approved vaccines, has brought back to life memories on governmental dysfunctions.
If the politicians try to manage implementation too closely, either by specifying overly detailed procedural rules, or by arbitrarily interfering in bureaucratic decisions, government will be inefficient, arbitrary, or chaotic.
If you don’t invest in young leaders in a sustainable way, you may end up where we are in 2021 with a decline in trust and an increasing isolation.
We have this unique role to play in the regional processes because we are united and we are neutral. And the moment we become partisan or disunited, we lose that role. Power play amid US-China tensions.
For the first time in human history, humanity has the capacity to extinguish itself in a finite period of time.
Protect and nurture the institutions, otherwise, we’ll be living in a world in which conflicts can arise unexpectedly and unintentionally, without us having the appropriate resolution mechanisms. Retreat from multilateralism is world’s biggest threat.
Voor China is Europa een wingewest. Rusland probeert het te ontwrichten. Wordt Europa een speeltuin voor anderen of blijft het een speler in de wereld? Het laatste! Europa is veel sterker dan we denken.
Cash. That’s basically because the Chinese are energy poor and the Russians are cash poor. It’s a strictly mercantile, commercial relationship. Ideologically, there’s nothing there.
Europe can draw from an extraordinary shared history, achievements, people, stories, highs, lows, memories, lessons, strengths, and hope. But so long as European politicians are afraid of tapping this, the EU will keep us waiting for those € 1,000 checks of helicopter money.
I look forward to a wide open discussion on a range of things that impact high tech America and national security, and we will spend a lot of time talking about China and the Chinese Communist Party, I am sure.
The China-Iran pact is a game-changer. The West Asian region is all about geopolitics, starting from oil and jihad to petrodollar.
China and the United States should strengthen crisis management, deepen and refine the function of various policy mechanisms, and communicate directly on the strategic issues of greatest concern to each other.
We make decisions all the time which affect our personal lives, but what about the decisions which affect the lives of many others? How do you decide?
If populist movements have proved anything, it’s their remarkable staying power, even after their leaders have been removed from power, democratically or otherwise. What, then, of Trumpism?
It is true China and the West have different political systems and ideologies. But the diversity of human society is eternal and inclusiveness will occupy the prominent position of common human values for a long time.
G7 Leaders’ statement, 19 February 2021. Their priorities gained traction on social media. Let’s do some fact-checking in 2021!
01. – Build Back Better
02. – 2021 a turning point for Multilateralism
03. – Promotes the health and prosperity of our people and planet
04. – Working with and strengthen the WHO
05. – Improve Covid-19 information sharing
06. – Reaffirming our support for all pillars of ACT-A
07 .- Bolster the “One Health” approach
08 .- Reaffirming our support to the most vulnerable countries
09. – Climate change and the reversal of biodiversity loss
10. – Path to net zero no later than 2050
11. – Levelling up economies
12. – Open economies and societies
13. – Harness the digital economy with data free flow with trust
14. – Beneficial global economic system for all people
15. – Concrete action at the G7 Summit in the United Kingdom in June 2021
16. – Hold the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020
For a balance of power strategy to work in the Persian Gulf, it must be like all the other successful balances of power throughout human history. It cannot be purely military.
The goal is pretty straightforward: keep America’s most violent citizens as politically active as possible. This time around the Russian effort will focus on keeping Trumpism alive.