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UN Security Council’s “Perilous Interventions” in War Zones

Friday, October 07, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Oct 07 (IPS) - When the UN Security Council last week discussed the "deliberate" attacks on medical facilities in war-ravaged Syria and Yemen, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon implicitly criticized some of the warring nations lamenting that "even a slaughterhouse is more humane" than the ongoing indiscriminate killings of civilians in the two devastating conflicts.

European Security with or Without Russia? <br>Consequences of the Chinese-Russian Alliance on the Relationship Between USA and EU

Friday, September 16, 2016

ROME, Sep 16 (IPS) - The joint military manoeuvres between the Russian and Chinese navies, armies, and air forces has kicked off. It's a clear message for Washington, which has recently strengthened its action in Asia, indicating that as a country that overlooks the Pacific, it wants to play an important role in the continent, aimed at containing the Chinese expansion.

Fossil Fuels: At What Price?

Wednesday, September 07, 2016

OSLO, Sep 07 (IPS) - We often read comparisons between the prices of solar energy or wind energy with the prices of fossil fuels. It is encouraging to see that renewables are rapidly becoming competitive, and are often cheaper than coal or oil. In fact, if coal, oil and natural gas were given their correct prices renewables would be recognized as being incomparably cheaper than fossil fuels.

US, EU Accused of Paying Lip Service to Global Arms Treaty

Monday, August 22, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 22 (IPS) - The Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), which was aimed at curbing the flow of small arms and light weapons to war zones and politically-repressive regimes, is being openly violated by some of the world's arms suppliers, according to military analysts and human rights organizations.

US To Push for UN Security Council Ban on Nuclear Tests

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (IPS) - As part of his nuclear legacy, US President Barack Obama is seeking a UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution aimed at banning nuclear tests worldwide.

TPPA could be discarded due to US political dynamics

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

PENANG, Aug 17 (IPS) - No country was more active in pushing for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  In the five years of negotiations, the United States cajoled, persuaded and pressurised its trade partners take on board its issues and positions.

Time for a Woman to Lead the UN

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

UNITED NATIONS, Aug 17 (IPS) - Judging by the latest polls it now seems more likely that the United States will have a female President in 2016, than the United Nations will have a female Secretary-General.

Interview: The UN Security Council and North Korea's Nuclear Threat

Sunday, August 14, 2016

UNITED NATIONS / ROME, Aug 14 (IPS) - Ambassador Hahn Choong-hee, UN representative of the Republic of Korea, spoke with IPS about the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 2270, which was unanimously adopted on 2 March 2016.

Is Hypocrisy The Silent Strategy of Western Democracy?

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

ROME, Aug 03 (IPS) - The official reasons for the US-led, UK-backed invasion of Iraq in 2003 were to disarm Iraq of weapons of mass destruction, end Saddam Hussein's support of terrorism, and free the Iraqi people.

However, immediately after the United States deposed and killed Iraq's dictator and established a new authority to govern the country, a chaotic post-invasion environment surfaced, militias formed, inter-ethnic violence between Sunnis and Shias increased, and the Abu Ghraib scandal came to light.

The -Sad- US Nominations

Tuesday, August 02, 2016

ALICANTE, Spain, Aug 02 (IPS) - The US mountain, so rich in human talent, labored and produced the two dwarfs for the huge job. A radical Republican strongman and a conventional Democrat, disliked by 62% and 67%–bad for electing the president of a country that still puts some stamp on the world.

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