Austerity is bringing about the collapse of the European concept
Austerity is very effective but only when it comes to causing Europe to disintegrate
Serious thought needed on role of banks in society
As we enter a new era of financial regulation, surely it is time for some lateral and creative thinking? After all, the banks have been doing it for years, write Dr Kim Soin and Christian Huber
What are the prospects for change in Iran?
Internal disputes in the Iranian regime, coupled with the difficult position faced by the opposition Green movement and the potential fall of Assad in Syria, mean presidential elections could lead to another public outburst
Food price volatility - how about global strategic reserves?
Food prices are again volatile, raising the spectre of starvation in poor countries and food inflation in rich countries. But what causes prices to spike?
Are fair play and endeavour - as demonstrated by the Olympic athletes - a better example for our young people than reality TV, celebrity culture and Premiership football?
In an age of management speak and obfuscation, would society benefit from having more iconoclasts like the recently departed Gore Vidal - to deliver truths?
Some critics say London 2012 has become the 'shopping Olympics', while others suggest that the sport will overcome the doubters - so will you be watching the Games?
Are social networks, freedom of information and whistleblowing the checks and balances for the modern age – given the failure of governments, regulators, police and journalists?
Should we celebrate the diversity of opinions when two politicians in the same party disagree rather than viewing it as a lack of unity and a sign of political weakness?
With a successful Euro 2012 football championship, major scientific discovery at CERN and real progress at the EU summit – is this a week when we should be proud to be Europeans?