Thursday 1 January 2015
A new commentary has been posted. It is entitled: Terrorism is not a Western problem only. It argues that the solution to terrorism cannot not lie in the actions of any one government or in actions fashioned by Western governments alone. If Western governments by themselves devise only militaristic and criminal formulae for curbing terrorism which they then attempt to impose on the rest of the world, those formulae won’t work. What is required is an inclusive approach that brings together leaders of Muslim, Hindu, Christian and secular states to discuss ways in which they can collaborate to address this deadly and grave problem in the interest of all nations, including surveillance, intelligence sharing military co-operation and alleviating poverty and unemployment.
The previous commentary is: 2015: Urgency to save the Caribbean from climate change. It argues that throughout 2015 the countries of the Caribbean need to scale up their participation, responses and advocacy in every international forum on this issue. The time has come for the appointment of a high-level figure to head-up a permanent team of Caribbean experts, including members of the Caribbean Community Climate Change Centre, to represent the region with a single, strong voice. That team and its leader – accountable to Heads of Government – should be responsible for several important aspects of this grave problem that threatens the existence of some Caribbean countries and the viability of all of them.
Another commentary is:The new US-Cuba relationship: Challenges and chances for the Caribbean. It argues that with the best intentions on the part of the Cuban government, the new relationship between the United States and Cuba – welcome as it undoubtedly is - will pose serious challenges for the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM). The challenges will come in two crucial areas: tourism, and investment from the US. Neither will have to await the repeal or change by the US Congress of the laws under which the embargo of Cuba has been maintained. Executive measures, which President Barack Obama can take, will start the ball rolling
US President Barack Obama and Cuba's Leader Raul Castro
Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) for Sir Ronald
Sunday 23 November 2014
On Friday October 24th, Sir Ronald was conferred with the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) by the University of the West Indies at its St Augustine Campus in Trinidad and Tobago. Sir Ronald also delivered an address to the graduating class of 2014. His address and the citation appear in the "Lectures and Interviews" section of this website.
Sir Ronald Sanders addressing 2014 UWI graduating Social Sciences Faculty at St Augustine, Trinidad