mentioning Alice Hillvia United Nations Environment Programme
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
For the first time, the role of the environment in promoting security was addressed at one of the world’s most important international policy forums. The Munich Security Conference has brought together some of the world’s most prominent government and security officials since its founding in 1963. Ways of tackling inter-state conflicts, terrorism and weapons of mass destruction are among the topics that have traditionally dominated the meeting’s agenda.
During spring 2018, Visiting Fellow Stephan Kieninger used Scholar Support from the Hoover Institution to conduct research for his forthcoming book 'The Diplomacy of Détente. Cooperative Security Policies from Helmut Schmidt to George Shultz' which examines the relevance of Western trade with the former Soviet Union as a means to facilitate mutual trust and the emergence of new habits of transparency regardless of recurring military crises.
Is the world turning pinker? Is all for the best (as Voltaire’s Dr. Pangloss claims in “Candide”) in the best of all possible worlds — or at least, better than in any previous state of the world? Or is the world turning a darker shade — blood red rather than pink? In the wake of yet another massacre at yet another American school by yet another political extremist with yet another screw loose and yet another assault rifle, it is hard to swallow the pinker thesis.
California officials who made dire climate change predictions about their localities' futures in litigation against energy companies, but not in bond offerings, probably know by now their litigation is doomed, a New York University law professor said during a recent interview.