Africa: Conflict and governance 2012
December 19, 2012, No Comments

Postcards From Hell, 2012 What does living in a failed state look like? A tour through the world’s 60 most fragile cou ...

World economy and emerging markets
December 18, 2012, No Comments

Innovation in emerging markets Wednesday-Night.com Emerging markets Emerging Markets.org November/December 2012 Broken B ...

Europe, the EU and the euro 2012
December 14, 2012, 6 Comments

Europe will be forged in crises, and will be the sum of the solutions adopted for those crises – Jean Monnet Backg ...

Wednesday Night #1606
December 12, 2012, 1 Comment

The Fiscal Cliff Aphorisms that slip easily off the tongue can, at times, conjure up an image pleasing to the imaginatio ...

One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) – bad news & good news
December 10, 2012, 2 Comments

2012 10 December Google makes MIT professor’s dream of “$100 laptop” a reality (Reuters) – Googl ...

Canada, the world & the tar sands 2012
December 8, 2012, No Comments

Crude oil extracted from tar sands one of the most controversial forms of fossil fuel Tar sands, also known as oil sands ...

2012 International Year of Sustainable Energy for All
December 6, 2012, No Comments

20 August 2013 So much for sustainable energy The Day the Earth Ran Out The Causes and Consequences of Earth Overshoot D ...

Wednesday Night #1605
December 4, 2012, No Comments

If you have not yet admired it, we highly recommend the Economist’s current Daily chart: The Advent Calendar – A ...

U.K. in 2012
December 3, 2012, No Comments

From Diamond Jubilee to Bob Diamond and Banking scandals Plus Olympics, EU and other news The Official website of the Qu ...

Give a goat, a shovel, a toy … or an engineer
December 1, 2012, No Comments

We first posted this five years ago and added to it in 2009. It is worth reposting every year as a reminder to us all th ...