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  1. Americas Descent into Depths of Disastrous Trumpism

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka, Jan 14 (IPS) - Democracy is fragile. It is more fragile that the window panes of the Congress that were smashed by the mob unleashed by President Donald Trump. It is the ultimate symbol of the desecration of American democracy.

  2. Will a Second Term for Guterres Undermine Campaign for First Female UN Chief in 76 Years?

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 12 (IPS) - The United Nations has been one of the most vociferous advocates of gender empowerment and a persistent critic of gender discrimination worldwide.

  3. Unhinged with 5,800 Nuclear Warheads at his Fingertips

    NEW YORK, Jan 11 (IPS) - Between now and January 20,2021, the President of the United States has almost run out of arenas in which to impose his will. His reelection has soured in infamy. His concern for the COVID-19 pandemic faded long ago. There is only one last pursuit available to him to demonstrate that he is the most powerful man on earth, i.e. using the nuclear weapons at his disposal.

  4. Storming of Capitol Hill Reminiscent of a Banana Republic

    UNITED NATIONS, Jan 08 (IPS) - The storming of Capitol Hill in Washington DC by an unruly mob is reminiscent of an insurrection in a “banana republic” -- as hilariously portrayed in the 1971 Woody Allen comedy “Bananas” spoofing a revolt in a fictional Latin American country.

  5. Sir Brian Urquhart: Embodiment of the UN

    NEW YORK, Jan 05 (IPS) - Sir Brian Urquhart, who died on January 2 at the age of 101, served the United Nations in high posts for four decades, beginning in the organization’s earliest days.

  6. The Night Arafat, Facing Death Threats, Slept in the UN Chiefs Office

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 22 (IPS) - The United Nations, which is commemorating its 75th anniversary, continues to remain bogged down in one of the world’s most politically and militarily volatile regions: the Middle East.

  7. A UN Power Monopoly That Cries Out for a Break

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 07 (IPS) - Will four strong contenders for permanent seats in the UN Security Council (UNSC)-- Germany, India, Japan and Brazil—help break the monopoly now being held by the big five, namely the US, UK, France, China and Russia?

  8. Bidens Opportunity To End Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

    NEW YORK, Dec 07 (IPS) - Recently I had an opportunity to brief a group of European diplomats and journalists on a variety of conflicts, with a focus on the Middle East. During the Q&A I was asked which of the region’s conflicts Biden should tackle first.

  9. When Big Powers Clash, the UNs Most Powerful Body Disappears

    UNITED NATIONS, Dec 04 (IPS) - At the height of the Cold War back in the 1960s, a Peruvian diplomat, Dr. Victor Andres Belaunde, characterized the United Nations as a politically wobbly institution that survives only at the will-- and pleasure-- of the five big powers.

  10. US Presidential Election Part 3: President Trumps Legacy of Mismanagement of the Pandemic

    OXFORD, Dec 01 (IPS) - Covid-19 is on track to be the deadliest and one of the most catastrophic epidemics since the 1918-1919 flu pandemic, which infected about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population at the time. The number of deaths was estimated somewhere between 17 and 50 million, and possibly as high as 100 million worldwide.

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