Points of view

swissinfo.ch publishes op-ed articles by contributors writing on a wide range of topics – Swiss issues or those that impact Switzerland. Over time, the selection of articles will present a diversity of opinions designed to enrich the debate on the issues discussed.

I say...
Julia Feliz is President and co-founder of Solidarity For Humanity, a grassroots organization founded in Switzerland by Americans abroad and allies after the US presidential election in November last year. Solidarity for Humanity works to provide a platform for marginalized and targeted communities in the US and locally. 
If a free press is important to you, subscribe to a newspaper, says the author.
Natalie Joray as delegate at a MUN conference (courtesy Natalie Joray)
Daniel Warner: The international system will lack American leadership during the Trump presidency
Adrian Wüthrich est, depuis 2015, président de Travail.Suisse, l’organisation faîtière indépendante des travailleurs et travailleuses. Membre du Parti socialiste suisse, il est également député au Grand Conseil du canton de Berne
Barbara Steinemann est conseillère nationale depuis 2015. Juriste de profession, elle travaille pour une fiduciaire. 
Protesters hold placards with slogans during the Women's March in Geneva
Christoph Küffer is a senior researcher at the Institute of Integrative Biology, ETH Zurich, and a professor for urban ecology at the University of Applied Sciences Rapperswil
The temporary fountain sculpture against torture by German artist Erik Tannhäuser is evocative of the practice of waterboarding
Klaus Dingwerth (pictured) is Assistant Professor for Political Science at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. Simon Herr is a graduate student at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland

Opinion Will the Paris Agreement survive?

By
Klaus Dingwerth

The election of Donald Trump as the next United States president raises serious questions about the viability of the ground-breaking climate accord.

Hans-Ulrich Bigler studied economics and business. He has been director of the Swiss Industrial Association since 2008 and president of the Swiss Nuclear Forum since 2016. In 2015, Bigler was elected to parliament as a representative of the centre-right Radical Party.

opinion The risks of a rapid nuclear exit

By
Hans-Ulrich Bigler, president of the Swiss Nuclear Forum and Radical Party parliamentarian

The Green Party initiative before voters on November 27 endangers the security and cleanliness of the energy supply.

Nils Epprecht, classe 1985, ha studiato scienze ambientali al Politecnico federale di Zurigo. È responsabile della sezione “Elettricità e atomo” della Fondazione svizzera per l’energia, un’organizzazione indipendente che s’impegna in favore di una politica energetica equa, ecologica e sostenibile.
The International Criminal Court, located in the Hague, has seen a recent exodus of African nations from its membership
In 1971, fights broke out in Geneva over the Schwarzenbach initiative, which aimed to limit the number of foreigners in Switzerland.

Opinion How America is turning Swiss

By
Michael Hermann, political scientist

Fear of an excess of foreigners and isolationism: Donald Trump’s political profile is a Swiss invention.

Originally from Dublin, Clare O’Dea’s career as a journalist spans two decades and three countries. She worked at swissinfo.ch for nine years, speaks five languages, is the mother of three Swiss children, and became Swiss herself in 2015. 
Supporters of the peace deal in Colombia were disappointed and shocked
Giving up her citizenship was a painful process for Christina Warren
Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters in Jarablus, Syria: Swiss NGO Geneva Call works mainly with Sunni factions of the FSA, a coalition of armed groups affiliated with the Syrian opposition.
Alexandre Vautravers works at the Global Studies Institute at the University of Geneva. He is also Associate Professor of International Relations and History at Webster University in Geneva
Glättli is a member of the House of Representatives for the leftwing Green Party and also sits on the parliamentary security commission
Can post-Brexit Britain imitate Switzerland?
The Niagara Falls are at the border between the US and Canada. John Zimmer, who grew up north of them, shares his opinion of what's going on south of them, in the run-up to the US presidential election.

Op-Ed: US Election Blowing your own Trump-et

By
John Zimmer, back from Washington

Seriously? European public speaking champion John Zimmer shares a Swiss-Canadian's view of America's most controversial presidential candidate.

The 150 members of the Swiss Youth Parliament voted in the spring in favour of a national youth parliament.
Which Democratic candidate had the country's best interests at heart?

Op-Ed: US Election A ‘choiceless choice’

By
Kali Tal in Bern

Being a socialist in America was so frustrating that Kali Tal left the country for Europe a decade ago. She saw Democratic candidate ...

Presidential candidate Donald Trump proved larger than life at the Republican National Convention
The fight against antibiotic resistance lies not only with scientific researchers, but also members of the public, writes Greta Faccio.
The Statue of Liberty has been welcoming immigrants to New York since 1886. A poem inscribed in the statue's base says: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to be free..."
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