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Analysis: Global Politics at a Turning Point – Part 2

Sunday, May 10, 2015

NEW DELHI, May 10 (IPS) - In the following months, reports of the use of chemical weapons by Syrian forces multiplied. The most serious was an allegation that the Syrian army had used sarin gas on Mar. 19, 2013 at Khan al Assal, north of Aleppo, and in a suburb of Damascus against its opponents. This was followed by two more allegations of small attacks in April.

Analysis: Global Politics at a Turning Point – Part 1

Sunday, May 10, 2015

NEW DELHI, May 10 (IPS) - President Barack Obama's Nowroz greeting to the Iranian people earlier this year was the first clear indication to the world that the United States and Iran were very close to agreement on the contents of the nuclear agreement they had been working towards for the previous 16 months.

Faith-Based Organisations Warn of Impending Nuclear Disaster

Thursday, May 07, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, May 07 (IPS) - As the month-long review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) continued into its second week, a coalition of some 50 faith-based organisations (FBOs), anti-nuclear peace activists and civil society organisations (CSOs) was assigned an unenviable task: a brief three-minute presentation warning the world of the disastrous humanitarian consequences of a nuclear attack.

Israel Slammed Over Treatment of Palestinian Children in Detention

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

RAMALLAH, West Bank, May 05 (IPS) - Palestine's ambassador to the United Nations, Riyad Mansour, has sent a letter to the U.N. Security Council demanding that action be taken against Israel over the abuse of Palestinian children after they have been arrested by Israeli security forces.

Opinion: The West and Its Self-Assumed Right to Intervene

Monday, May 04, 2015

ROME, May 04 (IPS) - The ‘West' is a concept that flourished during the Cold War. Then it was West against East in the form of the Soviet empire. The East was evil against which all democratic countries – read West – were called on to fight.

The U.N. at 70: Impressive Successes and Monumental Failures

Friday, May 01, 2015

NEW YORK, May 01 (IPS) - The United Nations was created to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, protect human rights, maintain international peace and security, and uphold international law. Its 70-year history is marked with many successes, but also disappointments. We need to look at both sides so that we can make the U.N. more effective in the future.

U.N. Staffers Secure at Home, Moving Targets Overseas

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 29 (IPS) - When the United Nations spent over 2.2 billion dollars refurbishing its ageing 65-year-old Secretariat building, one of its primary goals was to strengthen security to prevent any violent attacks on the glass house by New York city's East River.

Opinion: Continuing the Centennial Work of Women and Citizen Diplomacy in Korea

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

NEW YORK, Apr 28 (IPS) - A century ago, the suffragist Jane Addams boarded a ship with other American women peace activists to participate in a Congress of Women in The Hague.

As Nuke Talks Begin, U.N. Chief Warns of Dangerous Return to Cold War Mentalities

Monday, April 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - Against the backdrop of a new Cold War between the United States and Russia, two of the world's major nuclear powers, the United Nations is once again playing host to a four-week-long international review conference on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).

Middle East Conflicts Trigger New U.S.-Russia Arms Race

Monday, April 27, 2015

UNITED NATIONS, Apr 27 (IPS) - The escalating military conflicts in the Middle East – and the month-long aerial bombings of Yemen by an Arab coalition led by Saudi Arabia – have triggered a new arms race in the politically-volatile region.

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