Protect Syrians Now - By Putting Serious Dialogue Above Bombs

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 13.11.2013 | UK Politics
Ilco van der Linde

We all feel pain when we see the pictures of the gassed children in Syria. We all want the civil war in Syria to end soon; this terrible war that has already been going on for two years, has forced millions to flee and has killed over a hundred thousand people.

Benefit of Wars: Their Lessons for Syria

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 20.07.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

In the coming weeks UN, NATO, EU, USA, Russia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel and many others will have intense debates on what to do. Will the talking heads finally reach common ground and start acting accordingly? Stopping this war, is it really too complex, as many people tend to think? I don't think so.

"If Women Want, Fight Will End"

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 07.05.2013 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

I happen to know two wonderful women who have been at the forefront of peace building for decades and who show how much inspiration and result this can bring: Mary Robinson and Angelique Kidjo

English Smokers Will Change the World - or at Least Their World

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 16.03.2013 | UK Politics
Ilco van der Linde

After ten years of non-smoking policy in New York the bars have more visitors now, because the vast majority turned out to prefer a healthier environment.

War Games

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 16.12.2012 | UK Tech
Ilco van der Linde

Generally I have no problems with targeted ads. I am often as surprised as a little child thinking: how can they know that I am interested in that particular artist or something else. But every time it asks me to start playing War Commander I am shocked to see that 6,600,000 - almost seven million God! - are dedicated to a war game. What does this tell us?

Give Us Hope Now!

Ilco van der Linde | Posted 01.12.2012 | UK
Ilco van der Linde

Yom Kippur 2012 is over. The Day of Atonement didn't bring any difference in the news we could find in the printed media. Do me a favor and check your newspaper right now. Ninety percent of the pictures and the articles are about problems instead of solutions, crisis instead of chances, war instead of peace. How come? Is there nothing positive to share? Is there no hope?