News headlines for “Geopolitics”

  1. Russia and Syria in the Spotlight for Latest Idlib Medic Deaths

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 16 (IPS) - Medical aid groups have again blasted Russian and Syrian government forces this week for an ever-growing death toll among doctors, paramedics and other health workers in military strikes in northwestern Syria.

  2. Establishing a Science & Technology Park is No Walk in the Park

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    BANGKOK, Aug 16 (IPS) - The success of Silicon Valley has been inspirational for many countries worldwide wishing to establish science and technology parks. In Asia, successful science and technology parks can be found in many economies, including China, Japan and Thailand.

  3. Forests, Food & Farming Next Frontier in Climate Emergency

    Friday, August 16, 2019

    TORONTO, Canada, Aug 16 (IPS) - The special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)  on climate and land, launched last week, makes it clear that without drastic changes in land use, agriculture and human diets, we will fall significantly short of targets to hold global temperature rise below 1.5°C. 

  4. 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).

  5. Are Jair Messias Bolsonaro and Donald John Trump a Menace to the Planet?

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Aug 13 (IPS) - We live in different worlds. The ones of friends, family and work colleagues. Worlds which are overshadowed by other, much bigger ones.

    Global spheres of international finance, politics, climate change, etc., contexts that might threaten our smaller circle of relationships; our family, our income, our general wellbeing, in short – our entire existence.

    However, even at those levels there exist small circles of acquaintances and associates able to make decisions that affect the entire humankind.

    Let me take one example – the regimes of U.S. President Donald J. Trump and Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro, which are menacing our global natural habitat.

  6. Five Million Palestinians Deserve Better!

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 12 (IPS) - An old adage passed on by veteran U.N. staff to younger recruits is, "Do nothing whenever possible. It's safer." For a junior officer that might indeed be career-enhancing. 

  7. ‘Beggar Thy Neighbour’ Policy Advice

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Aug 12 (IPS) - The harmful effects of falling corporate tax rates have been acknowledged in a recent International Monetary Fund (IMF) research paper. This trend, since the early 1980s, has been especially detrimental for developing countries, which rely on direct taxation much more than developed economies.

  8. Is India on Track to Beat the Perfect Storm?

    Monday, August 12, 2019

    NEW DELHI, Aug 12 (IPS) - "The Perfect Storm" was a dire prediction that by 2030 food shortages, scarce water and insufficient energy resources together with climate change would threaten to unleash public unrest, cross-border conflicts and mass migration from worst-affected regions.

  9. Desertification a Frontline Against Climate Change: IPCC

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 09 (IPS) - A new United Nations report has described farming, land degradation and desertification as critical frontlines in the battle to keep the global rise in temperatures below the benchmark figure of 2 degrees Celsius.

  10. Global Geodetic Framework Helps Monitor Natural Disasters & Rising Sea Levels

    Friday, August 09, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Aug 09 (IPS) - There are several initiatives in place to foster sustainable development-- and the Global Geodetic Reference governance frame is one that has proved effective.

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