Syria and Iraq: Why did Obama bring religion into it?
Australia vs ISIS? Two things we need to hear from the Government
Pacific island links: West Papua, Fiji democracy, Melanesia, fisheries and more
Indonesia-Australia Code of Conduct is excellent news
Five fallacies in Australian thinking on Iraq
Air power to the fore in the Middle East
Violence against women in PNG: How men are getting away with murder
After 150 years, time to renew our commitment to the Geneva Conventions
Pacific island leadership: PNG steps up
Why Indian and Pakistani sea-based nukes are so troubling
Should the US retrench from South Korea? Yes
China: Economic war and the humbling of multinationals
Quarter of a million people displaced in Myanmar's humanitarian crisis
Indonesia: Dispelling the ghosts of '98
Iraq: ISIS's error, Maliki's mismanagement, Obama's opportunity
China: Climate wrecker or climate leader?
Why China's Silk Road initiative matters
UN in South Sudan: The ghosts of Rwanda and Srebrenica
Just how expensive is renewable energy?
China's Xinjiang policy: A Middle East headache
Hugh White's Middle East doesn't exist
Clive James: Politics and The Sopranos
Development links: Climate change, Jeffrey Sachs, corruption and more
26 June 2013 11:53AM
Is Climate change finally back on the US agenda? Yesterday President Obama gave a
major speech outlining his Administration's plans.
Mostly domestic, the President's address did state 'The world still looks to America to lead...We've got a vital role to play—we can't stand on the sidelines.'
Al Gore quickly released a statement
: 'The best climate speech by any US president, ever'. The Word Resources Institute commented that Obama's Climate Action Plan '
can truly reset the climate agenda
'. Here's the
White House Climate Action Plan inforgraphic
; scroll to the bottom to see international actions.
Can apps and technology save the world?
Is there such as thing as
Jeffrey Sachs' ambitious model village project to fight poverty:
there's no way to tell if it's working
. (Thanks Steve.)
Interested in development and like watching
? You'll appreciate this, an amusing piece from Sophia Kagan on why '
fixing' dysfunctional states is a bit like fixing dysfunctional families
Postive video from 14 'warriors' in the Pacific on the threat of rising sea levels: 'We are not drowning – we are fighting!'
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