News headlines for “Geopolitics”, page 3

  1. Trump, Korea, the Ban, & Where Hope Lies

    Thursday, October 12, 2017

    NEW YORK, Oct 12 (IPS) - There is much to celebrate in the Nobel Peace Prize Committee's decision to award this year's prize to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

  2. The IMF and Climate Change: Three Things Christine Lagarde Can Do to Cement Her Legacy on Climate

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    WASHINGTON DC, Oct 11 (IPS) - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and climate change do not often appear in the same headline together. Indeed, environmental issues have been, at most, peripheral to the Fund's core functions. But now economists inside and outside the IMF are beginning to understand that climate change has significant implications for national and regional economies, and so it's worth reconsidering the Fund's role in addressing the climate challenge.

  3. Will EU & US Part Ways on Iran Nuclear Deal?

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    STOCKHOLM, Oct 11 (IPS) - The Iran nuclear deal has demonstrated that diplomacy can triumph in nuclear non-proliferation: dialogue, rather than military action, can convince states to forgo pursuing nuclear weapons. The European Union has long played an instrumental role in the multilateral diplomacy that produced the historic deal, formally known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA).

  4. Fixing the Food System to Solve Humanity’s Greatest Challenges

    Wednesday, October 11, 2017

    MONTPELLIER, France, Oct 11 (IPS) - We are at a moment of huge opportunity in the world's food system. We can continue on our current trajectory of consuming too little, too much, or the wrong type of food at an unsustainable cost to the environment, health care and political stability. Or we can change course. Fixing the food system will help solve humanity's greatest challenges – creating jobs, reducing emissions, and improving health.

  5. World Bank Must Stop Encouraging Harmful Tax Competition

    Tuesday, October 10, 2017

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 10 (IPS) - One of the 11 areas that the World Bank's Doing Business (DB) report includes in ranking a country's business environment is paying taxes. The background study for DB 2017, Paying Taxes 2016 claims that its emphasis is "on efficient tax compliance and straightforward tax regimes".

  6. How to Eradicate Rural Poverty, End Urban Malnutrition – A New Approach

    Monday, October 09, 2017

    ROME, Oct 09 (IPS) - Population growth, increasing urbanisation, modern technologies, and climate change are transforming the world at a fast pace. But what direction are these transformations headed in? Are they benefitting the poor and the food insecure? And will the food systems of the future be able to feed and employ the millions of young people poised to enter labour markets in the decades to come?

  7. Inclusive Electoral Processes: a Pathway to More Peaceful Societies

    Thursday, October 05, 2017

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 05 (IPS) - The Sustainable Development Goals 16 (SDG16) calls on UN Member States to promote responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making, and to build effective, accountable and transparent institutions at all levels.

  8. Why American Overseas Aid Should Focus on SDGs?

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC, Oct 04 (IPS) - The average American believes the US spends a whopping third of its federal budget on foreign aid. Consequently, a majority of people think that too much is spent on foreign aid. That is one reason US President Donald J. Trump, who has campaigned on putting the needs of Americans first, has proposed deep cuts to foreign aid in his 2018 budget.

  9. The World Is Running Out of Much Needed New Antibiotics

    Wednesday, October 04, 2017

    ROME, Oct 04 (IPS) - The world is running out of new antibiotics to combat the growing threat of antimicrobial resistance, a new specialised report warns ahead of this year's World Antibiotic Awareness Week, adding that most of the drugs currently in the clinical pipeline are modifications of existing classes of antibiotics and are only short-term solutions.

  10. Greater Cooperation To Strengthen Taxation

    Tuesday, October 03, 2017

    KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 03 (IPS) - Since the 1950s, there has been a popular dance called the ‘limbo rock', with the winner leaning back as much as possible to get under the bar. Many of today's financial centres are involved in a similar game to attract customers by offering low tax rates and banking secrecy.

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