The agribusiness transnationals are bearing down on Latin America with a force recalling their initial assault under the banner of the “green revolution” in the 1960s, or the first incursion of genetically engineered (GE) organisms (also known as GMOs or genetically modified organisms) in the
This April, the Philippines had one of their warships locked in a stand-off over fishing rights with two Chinese surveillance vessels at Scarborough Shoal, in waters claimed both by China and the Philippines.
It's an issue noticeably absent from the US presidential election but climate change and its effects are felt everywhere.
Prime Minister Dr. Denzil Douglas remembers how quiet – even uneventful – this tiny twin-island federation was for the first four decades of his life.
The first decade of the 21st century has offered ample evidence that narrow definitions of national security, focused on hard security and state-level interaction, are no longer adequate tools with which to understand the world.
As the worst drought in decades continues to afflict the Midwest and the Great Plains, it is straining a precious commodity far beneath the earth’s surface: groundwater.
3 April 2012 - Washington. This year's frenzy of oil and gas exploration in newly accessible Arctic waters could be the harbinger of even starker changes to come.
President Obama devoted a considerable amount of time during his State of the Union speech to climate change and energy (a full transcript of his comments is below).
29 November 2011 - The UK government has been giving secret support at the very highest levels to Canada's campaign against European penalties on its highly polluting tar sands fuel, the Guardian newspaper reports.
The European Union is not the alone in exploring the means to address potential security implications of climate change. EU and Member States representatives met recently in Berlin, at a briefing session regarding this topic.