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Failure of Review Conference Brings World Close to Nuclear Cataclysm, Warn Activists

Saturday, May 23, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 23 (IPS) - After nearly four weeks of negotiations, the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference ended in a predictable outcome: a text overwhelmingly reflecting the views and interests of the nuclear-armed states and some of their nuclear-dependent allies.

A Chimera in Growing Cooperation Between China and Brazil

Thursday, May 21, 2015

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 21 (IPS) - A total of 35 agreements and contracts were signed during Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang's visit to Brazil, as part of the growing ties between the two countries. But there is one project that drew all the attention: the Transcontinental Railway.

Germany’s Asylum Seekers – You Can't Evict a Movement

Thursday, May 21, 2015

BERLIN, May 21 (IPS) - In a move to take their message of solidarity to refugees across the country and calling for their voices to be heard in Europe's ongoing debate on migration, Germany's asylum seekers have taken their nationwide protest movement for change on the road under the slogan: "You Can't Evict a Movement!".

Opinion: New World Information Order, Internet and the Global South – Part I

Thursday, May 21, 2015

VILLAGE TUDOROVICI, Montenegro, May 21 (IPS) - More than four decades ago, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) launched the concept of a New International Information Order (NIIO).

The U.N. at 70: The Past and Future of U.N. Peacekeeping

Thursday, May 21, 2015

NEW YORK, May 21 (IPS) - When the Cold War ended in 1991, there was hope the U.N. Security Council would be able to take decisive action to create a more peaceful world. Early blue helmet successes in Cambodia, Namibia, Mozambique, and El Salvador seemed to vindicate that assessment.

Opinion: Universalisation and Strengthening Nuke Treaty Review Need to be Qualitative

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

NEW YORK, May 19 (IPS) - "Strengthening the Review Process" and "Universalisation of the Non-Proliferation Treaty" (NPT) are distinctly substantive issues, that require consideration with their specificities in view.

Opinion: The Crisis of the Left and the Decline of Europe and the United States

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

ROME, May 19 (IPS) - The victory of the Conservative Party and the debacle of the Labour Party in the recent British general elections is yet another sign of the crisis facing left-wing forces today, leaving aside the question of how, under the British electoral system, the Labour Party actually increased the number of votes it won but saw a reduction in the number of seats it now holds in Parliament (24 seats less than the previous 256).

Boatloads of Migrants Could Soon Be ‘Floating Graveyard’ on Southeast Asian Waters

Saturday, May 16, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 16 (IPS) - On Thursday, May 14, a group of journalists rented a boat from Ko Lipe, a small island in Thailand's southwest Satun Province, and headed out into the Andaman Sea – a water body in the northeastern Indian Ocean bounded by Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and the Strait of Malacca.

U.S. Hosts Arms Bazaar at White House Arab Summit

Friday, May 15, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 15 (IPS) - When the United States sells billions of dollars in sophisticated arms to Arab nations, they are conditioned on two key factors: no weapons with a qualitative military edge over Israel will ever be sold to the Arabs, nor will they receive any weapons that are not an integral part of the U.S. arsenal.

The U.N. at 70: Is It Still Fit for the Purpose?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

VIENNA, May 14 (IPS) - Events are being organised around the world to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the founding of the United Nations, but a recent seminar held in the Austrian capital was not held to applaud the body's past contributions.

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