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  1. Autocracy on the Rise: Should we Expect Military Spending to Follow?

    STOCKHOLM, Nov 27 (IPS) - Autocracies are once again the global majority. The 2020 Democracy Report of the Varieties of Democracy Institute (V-DEM), ‘Autocratization surges, resistance grows’, raises the alarm that while the world in 2019 was substantially more democratic than it was in the 1970s, an ongoing trend of autocratization may reverse this scenario.

  2. Does WFP Deserve the Nobel Peace Prize?

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Nov 24 (IPS) - If I am not for myself, who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, who am I? And if not now, when? That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow go and learn. - Hillel the Elder, active during the first century BCE.

    On 10 December, representatives for the World Food Programme (WFP) will in Norway receive the Nobel Peace Prize at the Oslo City Hall. This is taking place while the COVID-19 pandemic is causing lock-downs and suffering all over world, limiting agricultural production and disrupting supply chains.

  3. Farmers Will (Again) Feed the World

    NEW YORK, Nov 23 (IPS) - Wealthier countries struggling to contain the widening COVID-19 pandemic amid protests over lockdowns and restrictions risk ignoring an even greater danger out there – a looming global food emergency.

  4. A Potential Weapon Kills Over 1.5 Million Worldwide --Without a Single Shot Being Fired

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 20 (IPS) - The world's major military powers exercise their dominance largely because of their massive weapons arsenals, including sophisticated fighter planes, drones, ballistic missiles, warships, battle tanks, heavy artillery—and nuclear weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).

  5. Despite Conflict and COVID-19, Children Still Dream to Continue Their Education in Afghanistan

    LONDON, Nov 12 (IPS) - As if four decades of war were not enough, then came the pandemic.

    For each of the past five years, Afghanistan has been identified by the United Nations as the world's deadliest country for children and, despite progress made in peace talks between the government and the Taliban, child and youth casualties from the ongoing conflict continue to mount in 2020.

  6. Peacekeeping is a Double-Edged Sword

    CANBERRA, Australia, Nov 11 (IPS) - UN peacekeeping dangerously overlooks the reality that peace operations have both unintended and negative consequences. Any intervention into the politics and culture of a community is bound to create tensions between local practices and foreign peacebuilding practices.

  7. Q & A: Escalating Tensions in Ethiopia adds to Tenuous Refugee Setting

    UNITED NATIONS, Nov 10 (IPS) - Already reeling from conflict, extreme weather events and growing displacement due to the COVID-19 pandemic, escalating tensions in Ethiopia's Tigray region have placed the country on the brink of civil war and many are looking to Nobel Peace Prize-winning Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to avert a potential humanitarian disaster.

  8. Building Blocks for Nuclear Ban Treaty: NPT & Advisory Opinion of the International Court of Justice

    NEW YORK, Nov 02 (IPS) - The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons (TPNW) will become binding law for participating states on January 22, 2021. Entry into force was triggered on October 24, the date marking the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, when Honduras become the 50th state to ratify the TPNW, reaching the threshold set by the treaty.

  9. Nuclear Arms Control in Crisis While US Exerts Pressure on Treaty Signatories

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 29 (IPS) - Responding to a question, Albert Einstein, the German-born physicist who won the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics, predicted rather ominously: "I do not know with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones."

  10. 'The Sahel - a Microcosm of Cascading Global Risks Converging in One Region'

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 22 (IPS) - The European Commission this week pledged $27.8 million in humanitarian support to the Sahel region as floods and the coronavirus pandemic exacerbate the stability in a region deeply in conflict.

    While the figure is less than 2 percent of the $2.4 billion that the United Nations has appealed for, Amnesty International researcher Ousmane Diallo says that despite past donations from international development partners to Sahelian countries, the situation hasn't improved over the years.

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