Entries by Carla Buzasi from 11/2012

The Week That Was: The Calm After the Storm

| Posted 11.03.2012 | UK

You can't of course mention Sandy without talking about the US presidential election. By putting partisan politics to the side for just a few days and acting as the President his country so clearly wants, Obama has enjoyed a bump in the polls that has brought him, if not into a convincing lead, at least into a position where the outcome is too close to call. That might not be enough to keep the keys to the White House if the likes of Rupert Murdoch have anything to do with it.

The Week That Was: All a Twitter

| Posted 11.10.2012 | UK

If proof were needed that the world can be a better place when we take our modern way of communicating and channel it in the right direction, witness yesterday's 'Malala Day'.

The Week That Was: An End to the Violence

| Posted 11.24.2012 | UK

And so finally, with fingers still tentatively paused over triggers and soldiers lined up at borders, a peace settlement was agreed between Gaza and Israel this week, bringing to an end eight days of bloody violence. Even the world's greatest optimists cannot believe this is the end of the story, with both sides seeking to write their own account of the tragic events, and claim a miserable kind of victory. For many not religiously, historically or, due to family ties, connected to this conflict, it can be difficult to understand the intensity of feeling it inspires.