Climate Change: Trump, Paris and the fate of Small Island States

June 27, 2017

Talking with Dr. James Fletcher, former Minister of Sustainable Development of Saint Lucia, about the decision by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord. How does the American withdrawal affect the fight against climate change, and where does it leave Small Island Developing States? Whill companies, municipalities, and US states pick up the slack for President Trump, and if so, has he won his first negotiation? What should Caribbean countries do now that America has scuttled the Paris Accord?

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Venezuela: Oil, sovereignty and the CARICOM firewall

June 8, 2017

Talking with Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, the Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, about the political crisis in Venezuela. Is the diplomatic battle over the fate of the Bolivarian Revolution a clash of competing principles, or an age-old hegimonic struggle, lubricated by oil? What is the Caribbean Community's role in defending principle and fostering dialogue? What's at stake for the Caribbean generally, and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in particular, if the crisis escalates?

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