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  1. Will Sanctions Undermine 1947 US Treaty with UN?

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 14 (IPS) - When Yassir Arafat was denied a US visa to visit New York to address the United Nations back in 1988, the General Assembly defied the United States by temporarily moving the UN's highest policy making body to Geneva-- perhaps for the first time in UN history-- providing a less-hostile political environment for the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

  2. Europeans Mobilising for New IMF Head

    Thursday, August 01, 2019

    NEW YORK, Aug 01 (IPS) - Adam Tooze is Professor at Columbia University, focusing on the history of economics. In addition, he leads the European Institute at Columbia.

    In the grand European political reshuffle of 2019, it turned out that Christine Lagarde was the answer to the conundrum of who should replace Mario Draghi at the European Central Bank. But her move opens another question. Who succeeds Lagarde at the International Monetary Fund?

  3. The Age of Digital Geopolitics & Proxy War Between US and China

    Monday, July 29, 2019

    BERLIN, Jul 29 (IPS) - Dr Annegret Bendiek works as a researcher in the research group EU/Europe of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik; Dr Nadine Godehardt is a member of the Research Group Asia of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik; David Schulze is research assistant of the research group Asia of Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik.

    The geopolitical significance of key digital technologies now takes centre stage in a new global conflict between the US and China. The dispute over the Chinese technology group Huawei exemplifies this situation. 

  4. The Libyan Disaster: Little Bits of History Repeating

    Tuesday, July 09, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Jul 09 (IPS) -

    And I've seen it before,
    and I'll see it again.
    Yes I've seen it before,
    just little bits of history repeating.

    -- Propeller Heads: History repeating

    The Libyan catastrophe and the suffering of "illegal" migrants are generally depicted as fairly recent events, though they are actually the results of a long history of greed, contempt for others and fatal shortsightedness. Like former Yugoslavia, Libya was created from a mosaic of tribal entities, subdued by colonial powers and then ruled by an iron-fisted dictator. Now, Libya is a quagmire where local and international stakeholders battle to control its natural resources. The country holds the largest oil reserves in Africa, oil and gas account for 60 percent of GDP and more than 90 percent of exports.1 This is one reason why Egypt, France, Russia, Saudi Arabia, the U.S., and many other nations are enmeshed in Libya. Furthermore, European nations try to stop mainly sub-Saharan refugees and migrants from reaching their coasts from Libya. An attempt to understand Italy´s essential role in the struggle over Libya´s oil and attempts to control unwanted immigration may help to clarify some issues related to the current situation.

  5. Liberalism and Developing Countries

    Monday, June 24, 2019

    AMSTERDAM/ROME, Jun 24 (IPS) - As China rapidly replaces Europe and the USA as the key player in developing countries, the Western press is full of articles about the dangers of dealing with the Chinese.

  6. Venezuelans Left Without Assistance in Washington

    Monday, June 10, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 10 (IPS) - Venezuelans in the city of Washington D.C., in the United States, are currently without consular protection as access to their country's embassy has remained unstable since April.

  7. World’s Displacement Crises Worsened by Lack of Funds, Political Will or Media Attention

    Thursday, June 06, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Jun 06 (IPS) - The world's 10 most displacement crises—rendering millions of people homeless-- have continued to worsen due either to political neglect, a shortage of funds or lack of media attention, according to a new report released by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC).

  8. US “Emergency” Arms Sales to Mideast Nations Under Fire

    Wednesday, May 29, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, May 29 (IPS) - When the UN Security Council met last week to discuss the deaths and devastation caused to civilians in ongoing military conflicts and civil wars, the killings in Yemen and the air attacks on hospitals, schools, mosques, and market places—whether deliberate or otherwise-- were singled out as the worst ever.

  9. Women Human Rights Defenders Face Greater Risks Because of their Gender

    Thursday, May 16, 2019

    JOHANNESBURG, May 16 (IPS) - Masana Ndinga-Kanga is Crisis Response Fund Lead with global civil society alliance, CIVICUS.

    Does the name Ihsan Al Fagiri ring a bell? How about Heba Omer or Adeela Al Zaebaq?

    It's likely that these names, among countless others, are not known to the average news consumer. But their tireless and dangerous work, however, has made news headlines as protests led to historic political change in Sudan.

  10. Aid Organisations Welcome New Development Chief

    Thursday, May 09, 2019

    LONDON, May 09 (IPS) - Roger Hamilton-Martin is a free lance journalist based in London

    International aid organisations have reacted positively to the appointment of new UK International Secretary of State for Development, Rory Stewart.

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