Other Voices

While we have particular views on many issues on the Global Agenda, and have commissioned and will continue to promote research into questions affecting these, we are also conscious of the valuable work being done by many other institutions and researchers, some of whom have decades of experience in grappling with aspects of these challenging topics.

In this section of the site – Other Voices – by far the largest of all, we offer a wide cross-section of views and insights.

Posted Oct 16, 2023|  by Swiss Peace

Private military and security companies (PMSCs) emerged after the Cold War and their use grew rapidly after the September 11 attacks in 2001. PMSCs are now service providers to governments, international organizations, humanitarian agencies, and private companies in high-risk environments. Various international expert bodies and... Read More

Posted on Oct 11, 2023 | in category: Addressing vulnerability and promoting security | by Intereconomics

Poorer working and housing conditions, over-representation in essential frontline jobs and fewer possibilities for remote work, as well as language barriers, contributed to significantly higher health risks among migrants. Holger Bonin suggests in his article for Intereconomics that in the coming years, the structural transformation...  Read More

Posted on Oct 12, 2023 | in category: Addressing vulnerability and promoting security | by Global Leadership Foundation

A new assertiveness from the BRICS, coming on the heels of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, demonstrates the changing global landscape in which the United States is now competing. In their article for the Global Leadership Foundation, Chester Crocker, Kelly McFarland and Ryan Conner define the...  Read More

Posted on Oct 16, 2023 | in category: Addressing vulnerability and promoting security | by German Institute for International and Security Affairs

German and European migration policy operates in a state of permanent crisis. Sudden increases in irregular immigration create perceptions of a loss of control, which is exploited by populist forces. This has led to great interest in quantitative migration predictions, generating high expectations of the...  Read More

Posted on Oct 11, 2023 | in category: Delivering sustainable economic growth | by Observer Research Foundation

Biofortification is an agricultural-nutrition intervention that uses conventional breeding, agronomic, and transgenic techniques to increase the density of vitamins and minerals in staple food crops. Micronutrient deficiencies account for about 7.3 percent of the global burden of disease, while 42 percent of children less than...  Read More

Posted on Oct 16, 2023 | in category: Addressing vulnerability and promoting security | by Foreign Affairs

In response to a question about the strategic logic of Hamas’ choice of this particular attack, former U.S. Ambassador Martin Indyk argued in an interview with Foreign Affairs that the Arab world is coming to terms with Israel, with even Saudi Arabia discussing normalizing relations...  Read More

Posted on Oct 10, 2023 | in category: Addressing vulnerability and promoting security | by International Institute for Sustainable Development

Climate change serves as a threat multiplier, amplifying biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation globally. As a result, advancing climate solutions that preserve and restore ecosystems is critical, warn Veronica Lo and Anya Knechtel in their report for the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Nature-based solutions...  Read More