DC Analysis on Global Politics
In this section analysts of the Diplomatic Council – a global think tank in consultative status with the United Nations – present their views on global politics.
The Port of Rotterdam Authority aims to turn Rotterdam’s port area into a frontrunner in the current energy transition. A number of projects underway in the Rotterdam port area are already in line with the transition pathway. Examples include the development of a regional heat network, a demonstration project for the capture and storage of CO₂ (CCS), the conversion of plastic waste into chemical products (waste to chemicals), biobased fuels and chemical industry, the landing of power generated by North Sea wind farms, electrolytic hydrogen production, etc. Projects of this kind can serve as drivers and catalysts for the economic renewal of Rotterdam’s industrial complex. They are a role-model for the world.
There is no path to peace rather peace itself is the path.
Instead of realizing the attribute that “The more you sweat in peace the less you bleed in war” the world of today is engrossing towards squabbles, antagonism, hostilities, provoking conflicts and clashes thus diminishing basic human ethics and resultantly disparaging the worth of amity and harmony. Peace is a continuous process, a daily, a weekly, a monthly, a yearly phenomenon, gradually changing views and opinions of masses, slowly eroding old barriers and paving way for remolding and building up new structures in decades of time for humanitarian betterment.
The terribly devastating consequences brought up by the nuclear bombings upon Hiroshima and Nagasaki reminds us of its deadly ruinous and irreconcilable impacts. Secondly, the currently prevailing North Korean issue also holds nuclear armament as a base root. As a matter of fact recent trends have brought the nuclear non-proliferation regime to a moment of grave crisis. Bolstering international restraints on the world’s deadliest weapon requires such realistic and concrete steps which strengthens and rebounds the existing treaties, partnerships and institutions. The need of the hour is to draft a global alliance for developing a system of layered nuclear fuel assurance for combating nuclear terrorism, improving economic stats rather than military strengthening, resulting in improvement in the life of a common man by reduced poverty rate.
We are about to code ourselves into oblivion – Yet it seems the persons in charge still misjudge the menacing risks but also ignore the opportunities and benefits. The Diplomatic Council Institute for Digital Transformation has recently been established to raise awareness for the political and social impacts arising from digitalization and artificial intelligence. We all, politicians, scientists, entrepreneurs and all persons concerned, we have to make digilisation part of the political agenda, not only the scientific agenda. This is something that shouldn’t be left to scientists and private corporations. We are talking about the future course of humankind so all of us – we must work hand in hand – together – to ensure a smooth transition to the next stages of mankind.
It’s a Digital World. How to Keep the Human Touch Alive. Thanks to modern technology, we may have more time to focus on relationships. An interview with Annika von Redwitz, Chairwoman of the Global Diversity Program of the Diplomatic Council.
It’s a pest indeed, the sudden rise of so-called fake news distributed via the internet and social media channels trying to influence public opinion. Authorities are panicking and their reactions may even prove dangerous to our societies, more dangerous than the fake news themselves.