Stay at home and save the world

This year three of the permanent members of the UN Security Council – the US, France and Russia – are holding elections, while a fourth, China, is embarking on its once-in-a-decade leadership transition. All over the world governments are having to deal with an increasingly volatile public opinion.

The World Today Updated 5 October 2020 Published 4 May 2016 1 minute READ

Alan Philps

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

Last year the Arab people rose up. The same wave, less powerful but still unpredictable, is now spreading. There is no new revolutionary ideology behind this wave. What we have now is a digital culture which means that new ideas – such as the Occupy movement’s ‘We are the ˜˜99 per cent’ – take off globally.

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