Global Outlook

Curated expert opinion on intractable contemporary issues

Digital Violence Prevention During the Pandemic

By Lisa Schirch  |  13 August, 2021

Even before the pandemic, social media was creating a “techtonic shift” in human relations by acting as a vehicle for organising violence, amplifying disinformation and xenophobic conspiracies, and polarising public discourse.

The Path from Nuclear Prohibition to Disarmament

By Ramesh Thakur  |  09 August, 2021

On the 71st anniversary of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, for the first time, a global treaty is in force outlawing the bomb. Last month, I completed and dispatched to the publisher an edited book on the nuclear ban treaty (or the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, as it’s officially called) with contributions from many familiar people in academia, think tanks, foreign ministries and civil society.

Moon Jae-in’s Stalled Odyssey to Peace in Korea

By Chung-in Moon  |  04 August, 2021

President Moon’s Korea Peace Initiative has faced mixed results and daunting challenges, but there are no better options.

Climate Change, Identity and Sovereignty in the Pacific

By Volker Boege  |  02 August, 2021

A recent online conference on “Climate Change and Pacific Sovereignty” discussed the issues of identity and sovereignty with a focus on Pacific atoll nations. Politicians, academics and civil society representatives from the atoll nations of Tuvalu, Kiribati and the Marshall Islands presented their experiences, views and political approaches. They were joined by legal and policy experts from Fiji and Australia.

Pipe Dreams: Nord Stream 2

By Herbert Wulf  |  30 July, 2021

The US and the German governments just agreed on a compromise about the controversial and long-debated Nord Stream 2 pipeline that is planned to supply natural gas from Russia to Germany. The supply of natural gas by Russia is not new.

Fiji COVID Poverty Crisis

By Paulo Baleinakorodawa and Upolu Lumā Vaai  |  27 July, 2021

After almost a year of being community COVID-free, Fiji Islands, one of the popular tourist destinations in the Pacific, is currently experiencing an exponential increase in active cases since the Delta variant, second wave of the Corona virus, landed on her shores in April 2021. The outbreak has recorded, to date, a total of 22,443 active cases and 177 deaths over the past three months.

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.