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OPINION: International Relations, the U.N. and Inter Press Service

Friday, August 22, 2014

ROME, Aug 22 (IPS) - In 1979, I had a debate at the United Nations with the late Stan Swinton, then the very powerful and brilliant director of Associated Press (AP). At one point, I furnished the following figures (which had been slow to change), as an example of Western bias in the media:

OPINION: Violations of International Law Degenerate U.N.

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 20 (IPS) - The United Nations was founded "to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war" and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights.

Stab in the Back for Painful Afghanistan Election Process?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

KABUL, Aug 20 (IPS) - A knife fight late Tuesday among several auditors at the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) still inspecting the results of the presidential elections held in mid-June could be the stab in the back for what has been a painful election process.

Public Offers Support for Obama’s Iraq Intervention

Monday, August 18, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (IPS) - Despite rising criticism of his foreign policy– even from his former secretary of state – U.S. President Barack Obama's decision last week to carry out airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and al-Shams (ISIS) militants in northern Iraq enjoys relatively strong public support, at least so far.

Militarism Should be Suppressed Like Hanging and Flogging

Monday, August 18, 2014

BELFAST, Aug 18 (IPS) - I once asked Dan Berrigan, the great American anti-war activist, for some advice to me in my life as a peace activist. He replied "Pray and Resist".

Socialists Could Turn to Enviromentalist after Candidate’s Death

Saturday, August 16, 2014

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 16 (IPS) - The death of socialist presidential candidate Eduardo Campos opens up an unexpected opportunity for environmental leader Marina Silva to return with renewed strength to the struggle to govern Brazil, offering a "third way" in a highly polarised campaign.

No Victors or Vanquished in Brutal Gaza Conflict

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 13 (IPS) - As the dust - and the gunpowder - settles after the month-long devastating conflict in Gaza, there were apparently no victors or vanquished.

OPINION: Islamic State in Iraq: Confronting the Threat

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (IPS) - The Islamic State's territorial expansion and barbaric executions in Iraq and Syria are a gathering threat and must be confronted. American air bombardment, however, is the wrong course of action, and will not necessarily weaken ISIS or DA'ISH, as it's known in Arabic.

What Do the World Bank and IMF Have to Do With the Ukraine Conflict?

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

OAKLAND, United States, Aug 12 (IPS) - Mostly unreported as the Ukraine conflict captures headlines, international financing has played a significant role in the current conflict in Ukraine.

U.S. Avoided Threat to Act on Israel’s Civilian Targeting

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

WASHINGTON, Aug 12 (IPS) - United Nations officials and human rights organisations have characterised Israeli attacks on civilian targets during the IDF war on Gaza as violations of the laws of war.

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