OPINION

A wish for global cooperation

Peace on Earth was the greatest wish in the festive season during all those years that war threatened the world balance. Today, the clash of nations has died down. This peaceful world harbors other threats, however. Rash human activity is taking a heavy toll on the environment and it will take international cooperation on every level to divert potential ecological disasters. The phantom of terrorism has cast its shadow over the planet and all governments must work closely to eradicate the threat. Poverty continues to plague millions of people. The wealthy West shows little concern for this problem, even though it is on its doorstep. Sometimes it manifests itself in mass migration and other times in international crime. The problems of the world are global and so the solutions must be globalized as well. Cooperation between nations is the only way to deal with the threats of today. Therefore, let us wish for peace and cooperation on Earth.