International activists tentatively welcome the growing role of "celebrity ambassadors" such as Angelina Jolie and Bono, saying they can contribute to universally agreed causes but should keep contentious political opinions to themselves.
Capitalism and globalization used to be dirty words for Latin American leftists, who in the past were quick to blame the region's poverty on what they saw as these largely destabilizing and outside factors.
Ramesh Thakur writes :The destiny of Asia in this century will be shaped by the triangular relationship between China, India, and Japan. The 'strategic footprint' of that triangle will cover the world.
New York is battening down for the annual limousine invasion, as hundreds of world leaders and diplomats flock to the United Nations podium in the coming week to air their policy proposals at the opening of the General Assembly.
In many ways, the workplace of tomorrow is making its impact felt today. Ask anyone who lost a job when BF Goodrich closed its Kitchener tire plant last year. It's just one example of how the economy, and the workplace as we know it, is changing.
Somali opposition leaders meeting in Eritrea's capital, Asmara, have united to form an alliance against the Ethiopian forces now in Somalia. An opposition spokesman said Wednesday that the group is calling itself the Alliance for the Liberation of Somalia. The group called on Ethiopian forces to immediately withdraw from Somalia.
Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion, is spending 1 million Canadian dollars ($949,000) to kick off the creation of the Canadian International Council, a public policy think-tank.
Jim Balsillie, best known for his high-tech company and his failed attempts to buy a hockey team, is emerging as a force in the study of foreign policy in Canada, opening his wallet for the second time this summer for a major research effort and asking other corporate leaders to do the same