News headlines for “Geopolitics”

  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. Reclaiming Africa’s Early Post-independence History

    ACCRA, Ghana, Oct 29 (IPS) - In 1965, Kwame Nkrumah described the paradox of neocolonialism in Africa, in which "the soil continue to enrich, not Africans predominantly, but groups and individuals who operate to Africa's impoverishment." He captured what continues to be an essential feature of Africa's political economy.

  4. $280m ‘Dark Money’ Spent by US Christian Right Groups Globally

    LONDON, Oct 28 (IPS) - US Christian right groups, many with close links to the Trump administration, have spent at least $280m in ‘dark money' fuelling campaigns against the rights of women and LGBTIQ people across five continents, openDemocracy can reveal today.

  5. Global Data Community's Response to COVID-19

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 28 (IPS) - The world is currently counting more than 42 million confirmed cases of the COVID-19 and over 1 million deaths since the start of the pandemic.1

  6. The Path to Global Food Security

    URBANA, Illinois, Oct 27 (IPS) - This year, the Nobel Peace Prize recognised the inextricable link between hunger and conflict. With climate change as a further complicating factor, research, investment, and coordination with local farmers are critical for ensuring food security for all.

  7. Finance Covid-19 Relief and Recovery, Not Debt Buybacks

    SYDNEY and KUALA LUMPUR, Oct 27 (IPS) - In July, the UN Secretary-General warned that a "series of countries in insolvency might trigger a global depression". Earlier, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) had called for a US$2.5 trillion coronavirus crisis package for developing countries.

  8. Reaching Remote Women Through Inclusive Technology

    NEW YORK, Oct 26 (IPS) - The coronavirus pandemic has impacted the way people value working from home, career building, and their overall approach to utilising downtime.

    It has blurred out the lines between hobby, casual reading, and how time is spent away from work.

  9. Not in Our Name, Never in Our Name: A Conversation with Muslim Faith Leaders Echoing the Wisdom of a Pontiff

    NEW YORK, Oct 26 (IPS) - As the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed Al-Tayeb said on October 20: As a Muslim and being the Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, I declare before Almighty God that I disassociate myself, the rulings of the religion of Islam, and the teachings of the Prophet of Mercy, the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), from such heinous terrorist act and from whoever would embrace such deviant, false thought.

  10. Q&A: Why are Stillbirths still Societal Taboo?

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 26 (IPS) - Societal taboo and a lack of understanding about stillbirth  can cause the issue to be neglected among health practitioners, according to Dr. Danzhen You, a senior adviser on Data and Analytics at the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).

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