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Is international development doing the right thing?

‘Working in international development is often associated with ‘doing good’. A closer look at what international cooperation has achieved in Vietnam suggests that doing good requires more than simply working in a developing country. Although I was aware of the … Continue reading

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2016 – an outlook into a fragile future.

2015 has been a year heavily laden with major global events. According to how one of the most recent ones—the climate conference in Paris—has been celebrated, 2016 promises either the best or worst to come. True, the past year didn’t … Continue reading

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Who shall pay for the climate debt of the rich?

As in earlier COPs the Paris talks are dominated by discussions around degrees Celsius and who will have to pay for what. In reality those issues are not relevant at all. The climate talks in Paris have entered the second … Continue reading

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We climate – they talk

Many of us experienced an ‚extreme weather‘-year, no matter where on the planet we live. In Vietnam, it has been dry and hot for most of the time, all of us wondering ‘when will the rain eventually come?’. Droughts and … Continue reading

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While asking for more democracy, what citizens really want is anarchy!

Democracy, equity and participation are some of those wonderful terms that stand for a developed society. However, while these metaphors are prominent on paper, in reality they are quickly disappearing. In Australia, the anger over the execution of some drug … Continue reading

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Obama, the US and why a constructed reality never leads the right way out

As the battle against IS was a welcomed invitation for everyone to do what they are best at, namely to step in too late and to fight with physical power rather than intelligence, so was the intervention timely for the … Continue reading

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When is it eventually enough?

It’s been more than seven weeks since the Greenpeace crew members who tried to create awareness for the destruction of our Arctic, were arrested and imprisoned under very doubtful conditions. How much longer do we accept that people protecting the … Continue reading

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