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  1. Castro’s Successor to Inherit Long-standing Conflict Between Cuba and the United States

    Monday, April 02, 2018

    HAVANA, Apr 02 (IPS) - Cuba's tense relations with the United States under the administration of Donald Trump reflect a scenario of conflict that is not alien to the generation that will take over the country on Apr. 19, when President Raúl Castro is set to step down.

  2. Trump Hurtles Toward Three Nuclear Crises

    Friday, March 30, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 30 (IPS) - Daryl G. Kimball is Executive Director, Arms Control Association*One year into the unorthodox presidency of Donald Trump, the United States faces an array of complex and dangerous foreign policy challenges that require principled leadership, pragmatism, patience, and smart diplomacy.

  3. Has Trump Just Launched a Global Trade War?

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    PENANG, Malaysia, Mar 14 (IPS) - Martin Khor is Executive Director of the South Centre, a think tank for developing countries, based in GenevaLast week's action by President Donald Trump has ended the United States' leadership on liberal trade and may trigger a global trade war with major damaging consequences.

  4. It's the War, Stupid

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    MIAMI, Mar 14 (IPS) - It is revealing that a ruler who did not serve in the military, nor enjoys any experience in war affairs, has a special inclination to use a vocabulary more typical of bloody clashes between states than in diplomatic relations.

  5. Merchants of Death Ultimate Winners in Escalating Military Conflicts

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 13 (IPS) - In most military conflicts worldwide, the ultimate winners are not one of the warring parties-- but the world's prolific arms traders, described by peace activists as "merchants of death".

  6. Strengthening Ban on Chemical Weapons: The Case of Syria

    Tuesday, February 27, 2018

  7. African Brain Drain: Is There an Alternative?

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    DOUALA, Cameroon, Feb 20 (IPS) - Luc Ngwéa Cameroonian researcher and freelance consultant, is the author of a series of studies on higher education and has taught at the University of Douala (Cameroon), and at universities in Nanterre and Avignon (France)."Brain drain is particularly acute in sub-Saharan Africa," says the World Economic Outlook (October 2016), a report published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). "The migration of young and educated workers takes a large toll on a region whose human capital is already scarce. The concentration of migrants among those who are educated is higher than in other developing economies.

  8. Vision 2030 & the Political Costs of Saudi Reforms - Part 2

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    DOHA, Qatar, Feb 20 (IPS) - Adel Abdek Ghafar is a Fellow - Foreign Policy at Brookings Doha Center*A pillar of the Saudi social contract has been the allocation of oil rents to the population in exchange for loyalty and fidelity to the Saud clan. A key weakness of Vision 2030 is its lack of focus on the potential political consequences of economic reforms. The plan seems to assume that its ramifications will be easily borne by the Saudi population.

  9. The United States: Innovation and Immobility

    Tuesday, February 20, 2018

    MIAMI, Feb 20 (IPS) - Joaquín Roy is Jean Monnet Professor and Director of the European Union Center at the University of Miami.It is the country of paradox, based on the double column of creativity and tradition. Americans are unable to escape the twin submission to the adamnism of being the first and the last to accept that the rest of the planet can be more original and may outrank them in any field.

  10. Vision 2030 to Usher the New Kingdom of Saud? - Part 1

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    DOHA, Qatar, Feb 19 (IPS) - Adel Abdel Ghafar is a Fellow - Foreign Policy at Brookings Doha Center*The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undergoing a process of change in its social, economic, and political structures unseen since its founding in 1932. Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman and a group of close advisors, aided by an army of multinational consultants and investment bankers, have been driving this transformation.

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