Picks of the Week | Slavery and Seafood Supply Chains, Future Negotiations with Iran
Cheap Fish, Slavery, and Supply Chains Era of cheap fish is over, says expert, as industry forced to tackle slavery and overfishing | South China Morning Post Slavery and the Shrimp on your Plate: Thai Seafood Is Contaminated by Human Trafficking | The New York Times Senate Bill No. 657 [California Transparency in Supply Chains Act] For most of us, most of the time, the “supply chains” that bring us … Read More
Quick Hits: Faith and Politics; Climate Change; Iranian Nukes
A few quick hits before the weekend and next week’s healthcare conference. Faith and Politics: Demonstrating the principles we discussed at the most recent roundtable lunch, Congressman Paul Ryan took on the social-justice teachings of the Catholic Church this week and revealed that “Cafeteria Catholicism” is a bipartisan practice. Climate Change: New data and analysis reveals that some Antarctic ice sheets are melting from underneath. It’s 2012, could we have … Read More
Quick Hit: Shadow War between Israel and Iran not so Shadowy
Over the last several years, scientists associated with Iran’s nuclear program have been killed in a series of attacks. According to NBC News, the United States believes Israel is behind these killings–part of a shadow war to slow or halt Iran’s nuclear program. Just last month, the Washington Post reported: A scientist linked to Iran’s nuclear program was killed in his car by a bomb-wielding assailant on Wednesday [January 11, … Read More
ANALYSIS: How do you solve a problem like Iran?
The confrontation over Iran’s nuclear program appears to be heading toward a crescendo—and that’s not the same as a resolution. To be sure, talk of western or Israeli military action against Iran’s nuclear program has been at a low boil for years, now. In recent weeks, however, the intensity has increased and spiked on Thursday, February 2, when Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wrote: [U.S. Defense Secretary Leon] Panetta believes … Read More