The difficulties facing any potential global authority are huge. For starters dealing with global warming will require a comprehensive and robust agreement and the resources to implement and maintain it.
Jordan - 78% of former Palestine - originally designated as part of the location for the Jewish National Home - still remains the key to resolving the Jewish-Arab conflict.
There has been enough egg on the faces of journalists both of the Left and the Right since Donald Trump's win to make several omelettes, and not particularly savoury omelettes at that.
The present language of human rights cannot adequately capture the types of rights that exist in the type of society that Cuba represents, namely, a socialist society.
The revolt of the masses that Brexit heralded and Trump's election confirmed has shaken faith in regional and international institutions progressively transforming the world.
It is certainly not Mr. Trump's view that settlement activities should be condemned and that it is an obstacle for peace.
All this aside, the threat of terror and assassination do not fully explain or fully excuse repression in Cuba.
A classic issue of political philosophy arises from the decision by the British Government to leave the European Union. The question is whether members of the UK Parliament have a duty to support the government by accepting the will of the people.
Critics of President Duterte's war on crime demonstrate little understanding as to why this very unlikely figure was swept to power promising a bloodbath against criminals.
Instead of pursuing the misguided notion of
With nuclear weapons Iran would inhibit any outside power from trying to effect regime change.
It is natural for some to have apprehension, to believe that trade, immigration and geo-strategic power are zero sum games. But it is much more complicated than that.