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  1. The Day After

    Oct 29 (IPS) - For Europe, the region closest by culture and political tradition to the United States, the mood of the day after the presidential election may be very different from that assumed a priori depending on the verdict.

  2. 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."

  3. COMMENTARY: The Sinatra Doctrine Confronts a Global Consensus

    SEATTLE, Oct 23 (IPS) - By late September, the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States had claimed 200,000 lives. That's equivalent to a slightly higher toll than the 418,500 United States deaths in World War II, adjusted for relative population and duration.

  4. UN Survives a World Turned Upside Down

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 16 (IPS) - As the United Nations plans to commemorate its annual UN Day, come October 24, Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is presiding over a world body which has remained locked down since last March because of the spreading coronavirus pandemic.

  5. Time to End the Lethal Limbo of the U.S.-Mexican Drug Wars

    MEXICO CITY, Oct 09 (IPS) - Sporadic but spectacular acts of violence remind the global public of how deeply parts of Mexico have slid into lethal conflict over recent years.

  6. Does COVID-19 Imply an End to the Epoch of Science?

    AMSTERDAM/ROME, Oct 08 (IPS) - Around the 16th century there was a radical shift in the way humans perceived nature.  New thinking in physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics heralded a deeper understanding of the world around us.  Between the 17th and 18th century this new thinking had resulted in spate of technological inventions such as the steam engine, railways, electricity and the telephone.

  7. The Wreckage Of Trump’s Presidency*

    NEW YORK, Oct 08 (IPS) - Like many Americans, I have been observing Trump's rise to power with some perplexity, often asking myself how and why a man of his character became the President of the United States, which is viewed as the most powerful political office in the world.

  8. World Peace is Not Only Possible But Inevitable

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 06 (IPS) - COVID-19 has shifted our world. Over the last six months, no matter where we live, our lives, assumptions, and relationships have changed. Now, more than ever, we have witnessed people from all backgrounds and all ages rise to assist each other.

  9. Will COVID-19 Change the Global Balance of Power?

    AMSTERDAM/ROME, Oct 05 (IPS) - Lockdowns, social distancing, face-masks and other restrictions on personal and social behaviour have helped slow the progress of the COVID-19 virus. Enough to allow health systems to start catching their breath, for doctors to work out treatment protocols, and for work to start on a vaccine. There is now a need to take stock of the many other impacts the pandemic is likely to have, particularly at the economic and political level.

  10. Staff to UN Management: Please Drop Your Plans for Uber-Style Contracts

    GENEVA, Sep 29 (IPS) - As the United Nations prepares to celebrate its 75th anniversary we have been made aware of an extremely worrying development concerning the future of UN staff contracts.

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