Global Affairs

  • Global Affairs | October 27, 2020

    A Case For Peace

    We have come to believe that war is inevitable, like death, taxes and the evening news. So here’s what’s on the other channel: Deadly conflict can be both prevented and resolved...

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  • Global Affairs | June 22, 2020

    Crisis Group rejects China's charges against Michael Kovrig

    Today’s decision by China to formally charge our colleague Michael Kovrig is groundless, indefensible, and sadly unsurprising.

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  • Global Affairs | May 08, 2020

    Climate, Conflict and Crisis

    How climate change has fueled conflict between farmers and herders in Africa.

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  • Global Affairs | April 22, 2020

    It's time for billionaires to stop worrying about their fortunes and start worrying about the world

    Who wants to be a billionaire? Not me. I'm lucky to be well off, and I believe in free enterprise. But I have come to the conclusion that capitalism has run amok.

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  • Global Affairs | March 19, 2020

    Good Night, John Boy…

    As some of my readers might remember, there was a 1970’s TV show called The Walton’s.

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  • Global Affairs | March 11, 2020

    Billionaires Respond to “Who Wants to be a Billionaire ? I Don’t.”

    Defensive, uncomfortable, agreeable (with conditions), but mostly supportive. That’s how I would describe the responses from my wealthy friends regarding an article I posted a few weeks ago.

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  • Global Affairs | February 10, 2020

    Who Wants To Be A Billionaire? I Don't

    Who wants to be a billionaire? I don’t. Now, had you asked me that question 20 years ago, I might have answered differently. A lot has changed in my life the past two decades. Likewise, a lot has changed in the world.

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  • Global Affairs | November 26, 2019

    It's Not Just Me, It's Getting Crazier Out There

    “Do you hear the people sing? Singing a song of angry men? It is the music of a people Who will not be slaves again!”   -Les Miserables 

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  • Global Affairs | October 31, 2019

    International Crisis Group: Playing a Leading Role in a World Lacking Leadership

    I just returned from a Board of Trustees meeting of the International Crisis Group (ICG) and it was a sobering experience, to say the least.

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