Is argument about climate change related to the national security debate?

There are many discussion connecting national security and climate change and countries are usually responsive to arguments that describe security threats. So how important (or maybe unimportant?) could be the national security argument for countries, even for sceptical countries, to do something about climate change? Read few comments.

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ASEM: What connects and what divides Europe and Asia

The upcoming 12th ASEM will focus on the theme Europe and Asia: Global Partners for Global Challenges. While ASEM forum is probably too broad to achieve something substantial, in general, what challenges connect Europe and Asia these days, and what does divide Europe and Asia? Read few comments.

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Are we ready to change climate change?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says unprecedented action needed to prevent temperature rise. Do you see sings that were are really ready to do it, what are the biggest obstacles here? Read few comments.

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Kofi Annan and his legacy

RIP Kofi Annan (1938-2018). How would you assess the effect Kofi Annan has on the UN, what is his international legacy? Read few comments.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan meets with Eduard Kukan, Foreign Minister of the Slovak Republic (19 December 2003). Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider

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Trade wars?: What does Trump’s decision on tariffs mean?

With President Donald Trump’s tariffs are we approaching something we could call trade wars and what kind of political sense does this Trump proposal make as it is going to hit also allies, is this a manifestation of America First? Read few comments.

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What to expect from President Trump at UNGA?

During his visit to NATO many expected that President Donald Trump will clearly emphasize NATO Article 5 and the collective defense. I didn’t happen at that time. Maybe now the situation is similar. What do you think the world expects from Trump now from his tomorrow’s UN speech and the world might get? Read few comments.

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It is not just consolation prize for Slovakia’s FM Miroslav Lajcak

Slovakia’s FM Miroslav Lajcak was just elected President of the UN General Assembly. What is the most important President’s role, what he can do and what he cannot do inside the organization? And Lajcak’s wanted to be SeGen, is being the President of UN General Assembly a bit of a consolation prize or do you find this really important? Read few comments.

Slovakia’s FM Miroslav Lajcak. Credit

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