Western NGOs that operate in China stay silent to remain in the Chinese Communist Party’s good books.
Lawrence Solomon is one of Canada's leading environmentalists. His book, The Conserver Solution (Doubleday) popularized the Conserver Society concept in the late 1970s and became the manual for those interested in incorporating environmental factors into economic life. An advisor to President Jimmy Carter's Task Force on the Global Environment (the Global 2000 Report) in the late 1970's, he has since been at the forefront of movements to reform foreign aid, stop nuclear power expansion and adopt toll roads. Mr. Solomon is a founder and managing director of Energy Probe Research Foundation and the executive director of its Energy Probe and Urban Renaissance Institute divisions. He has been a columnist for The Globe and Mail, a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, the editor and publisher of the award-winning The Next City magazine, and the author or co-author of seven books, most recently The Deniers, a #1 environmental best-seller in both Canada and the U.S. .
Democracies and dictatorships alike are cracking down on NGOs, but for different reasons.
Over the centuries, Jews have periodically been sought — and shunned — as immigrants.
Far from being marginalized, Russia is winning friends and trading partners around the world.
It will now be the turn of Germany — more likely, individual German taxpayers — to take on the role of suckers.
Talk of a new Cold War is not only overblown but counterproductive to the West’s security interests.
The EU and especially the U.S. gave Putin fertile ground with which to exploit the ensuing mayhem of months of orchestrated anarchy.
How to make sense of the different factions and forces now fighting in Syria and Iraq?
(April 24, 2014) The UN no longer counts in the world. Like the League of Nations, it will thankfully disappear, writes Lawrence Solomon for the Financial Post.
(October 24, 2013) Moves by Stephen Harper and King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia have diminished the stature of the UN – and deservedly so.
While many believe that nuclear is the most dangerous source of electricity, the designation actually belongs to major hydroelectric dams.