A Giant Compromise?

One of the many promises of globalization is that multi-governmental organizations will be able to better manage international issues that simultaneously affect the interests of many countries. The International Whaling Commission is one such body, but it has been hampered in recent years by countries like Japan that are exploiting a loophole to overcome the IWC's putative moratorium on whaling. Now, there is hope that a new agreement might lower the number of whales killed each year and eventually lead to a stronger moratorium. But countries staunchly opposed to any whaling contend that the deal legitimates and supports Japan's rule-breaking. The negotiations show the limits of global organizations to impose solutions. Countries, it seems, are guided by self-interest. – YaleGlobal

A Giant Compromise?

A pragmatic effort to tackle an emotional issue has started making waves
Thursday, May 6, 2010
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