Global Outlook

Curated expert opinion on intractable contemporary issues

Interview with Ramesh Thakur on TPNW

By Shuichi Minami  |  20 June, 2022

On the eve of the First Meeting of States Parties of the TPNW, Seikyo Shimbun ran this interview with Toda Senior Research Fellow, Dr. Ramesh Thakur.

Climate Change Threatens First Nations – Their Perspectives Must Be Heard

By Karin Gerhardt, Jon Day, Larissa Hale and Scott F. Heron  |  13 June, 2022

Australia’s First Nations people face many threats from climate change, ranging from impacts on food availability to health. For instance, rising seas are already flooding islands in the Torres Strait with devastating consequences.

America’s Shaky Leadership Makes for Uneasy Global Order

By Chung-in Moon  |  02 June, 2022

It’s hard to shake the impression that the US has become a kind of “outsourcing hegemon” that relies on its friends and allies to handle big jobs in the international community because its own power is more limited than it once was.

Dark Clouds Over North Korea

By Herbert Wulf  |  18 May, 2022

In the shadow of the Ukraine war and far from international attention, three problematic developments can be observed in North Korea: COVID-19 infections are a cause for concern, the election of the South Korean president signals a hardening of the fronts and, encouraged by Russia's war in Ukraine, Kim Jong-un’s government continues to focus on the expansion of its nuclear capabilities. This gives rise to fears of nuclear proliferation in Asia.

How Ukraine is Setting the Stage for a Nuclear Domino Effect in Northeast Asia

By Chung-in Moon  |  10 May, 2022

The Cold War was a time when humankind trembled at the fearful prospect of nuclear war. But it was also a time when strategic stability coalesced from the strategy of nuclear deterrence and a range of negotiations about nuclear disarmament. That’s known as the paradox of the Cold War.

Labour Migration and Climate Justice?

By Carol Farbotko, Taukiei Kitara and Olivia Dun  |  07 May, 2022

Migration is a potentially adaptive response to climate change. Adaptive migration responses do not involve only permanent movement away from a climate vulnerable site; temporary migration, when migrants may bring or send back additional funds, new knowledge, upgraded skills and other resources, can help to build resilience among communities in climate vulnerable areas.

The views and opinions expressed in Global Outlook are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of Toda Peace Institute.