News headlines for “Foreign Policy — Projecting Power”

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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).

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. From Sanctioning Iran to War?

    Wednesday, May 08, 2019

    DENVER, May 08 (IPS) - With the recent military moves announced uncharacteristically by the White House first, the world is witnessing with grim fascination what could turn out to be the early moves towards a war against Iran. How plausible is this scenario and what is likely to happen geopolitically if and when the US belligerence leads to an actual military confrontation with Iran?

  8. Trump’s Arms Control Gambit: Serious or a Poison Pill?

    Tuesday, April 30, 2019

    WASHINGTON DC, Apr 30 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director at Arms Control Association.

    Smart U.S. leadership is an essential part of the nuclear risk reduction equation. Unfortunately, after more than two years into President Donald Trump's term in office, his administration has failed to present a credible strategy to reduce the risks posed by the still enormous U.S. and Russian nuclear arsenals, which comprise more than 90 percent of the world's nuclear weapons.

  9. US Takes Back Signature on Arms Trade Treaty

    Monday, April 29, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 29 (IPS) - The United States dropped a political bombshell when President Donald Trump announced his administration would withdraw from the historic Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) which the former Obama administration signed in September 2013.

  10. US & Western Arms in Yemen Conflict Signal Potential War Crime Charges

    Friday, April 26, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Apr 26 (IPS) - When US political leaders urged the Trump administration to either reduce or cut off arms supplies to Saudi Arabia – largely as a punishment for its indiscriminate bombings of civilians in the four-year old military conflict in Yemen—President Trump provided a predictable response: "If we don't sell arms to Saudi Arabia, the Chinese and the Russians will."

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