Gordon Kricke
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When evil-doing comes like falling rain: The long fight for International Justice
by Gordon Kricke - July 11, 2019 - 12:00am
"Death is the solution to all problems. No man – no problem”, this chilling statement is attributed to Josef Stalin, one of the most notorious tyrants in recent history.
Oceans under threat
by Gordon Kricke - April 4, 2019 - 12:00am
The oceans are still full of life, but they are also sick and it is getting worse every year.
On dictatorship, democracy and the level playing field
by Gordon Kricke - February 26, 2019 - 12:00am
Germany and the Philippines may have a quite different history, but they share the experience of a peaceful overthrow of a dictatorial regime.
Too much shouting is bad for your health
by Gordon Kricke - January 3, 2019 - 12:00am
The old year has just ended and the Christmas season was an opportunity to take a deep breath, perhaps to read, relax or simply sleep in late.
Diving with dynamite
by Gordon Kricke - November 1, 2018 - 12:00am
I was diving on a weekend in the beautiful waters of Malapascua when I heard a loud explosion.
The limits of my language are the limits of my world
by Gordon Kricke - September 27, 2018 - 12:00am
Okay, I better admit it before someone else finds it out: that phrase is not really my own.
A rules-based international order and the concept of human rights
by Gordon Kricke - August 2, 2018 - 12:00am
It is an understatement to say that we are facing today a world of remarkable complexity.
Talking about pollution: Plastic is very much on our menu
by Gordon Kricke - June 7, 2018 - 12:00am
There is a massive dump of floating plastic garbage in the Pacific Ocean.
Cool Germany – really?
by Gordon Kricke - April 26, 2018 - 12:00am
When I saw the title “Cool Germany” on the cover of one of the latest editions of the magazine “The Economist” I was curious to know what the story was about.
Awareness matters
by Gordon Kricke - March 15, 2018 - 12:00am
If you check on the Internet you will be surprised how many international awareness days exist.
Marriage for all – nothing queer about it
by Gordon Kricke - January 18, 2018 - 12:00am
What my wife and I like most about being in the Philippines is that people here are generally very friendly and open-minded, warm and welcoming.
Business and human rights
by Gordon Kricke - December 13, 2017 - 4:00pm
As a student making an internship in a company some 30 years ago I was quite annoyed that I had to work without being paid. As a diplomat many years later I found it embarrassing that we had interns working sometimes...
Good news coming from Manila for the protection of endangered species, their future is our future
by Gordon Kricke - November 8, 2017 - 4:00pm
In Manila all eyes are clearly focused on the upcoming ASEAN and East Asia summits and the arrival of an impressive number of world leaders.
Lessons from the past
by Gordon Kricke - September 20, 2017 - 4:00pm
In less than two weeks we will celebrate the German national day, the anniversary of the German reunification. The end of the German – and European – division into East and West would not have been possible...
Germany as a chance for Filipino professionals
by Gordon Kricke - August 9, 2017 - 4:00pm
The German industry can include itself among the winners of globalization.
Biodiversity and climate change – international responsibility and cooperation
by Gordon Kricke - June 7, 2017 - 4:00pm
Last Monday the World Environment Day 2017 was celebrated and this year’s theme “Connecting People to Nature” is an apt reminder to all of us to get outdoors and into nature more often.
Biodiversity is life
by Gordon Kricke - April 27, 2017 - 12:00am
In the daily hustle and bustle of the busy and exciting city life in Manila it is easy to forget that the Philippines is one of the most important global hotspots for biodiversity.
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