Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Yemen’s Health Crisis is “Critical,” Says WHO

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2016 (IPS) – The health situation in Yemen has severely deteriorated and is critical, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has reported. The conflict, which is now entering its second year, has devastated the country’s health system. Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief...

UN Begins Negotiations on Treaty to Protect Marine Resources

UN Begins Negotiations on Treaty to Protect Marine Resources

Mar 28, 2016

A turtle swims in a Marine Protected Area. Credit: Foreign and Commonwealth Office By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Mar 28 2016 (IPS) – The United Nations has begun negotiations for a new legally binding treaty for the conservation and sustainable use of marine biological resources in the world’s oceans – nearly 64 percent of which lie beyond national...

OPINION: A Decalogue to Understand Terrorism and Its Consequences

OPINION: A Decalogue to Understand Terrorism and Its Consequences

Mar 28, 2016

Roberto Savio, is founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News ROME, Mar 28 2016 (IPS) – The recent Brussels massacre has created a short term reaction, which ignores a long term projection. All the debate is now about security, police reinforcement, new military strategies, as if terrorism can be...

Saving Children’s Lives Through Drones

Saving Children’s Lives Through Drones

Mar 28, 2016

The drone took 10 minutes to cover 10 km. Photo Credit: UNICEF LILONGWE, Malawi, Mar 28 2016 (IPS) – The first successful test-flight of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone was an unhindered 10 km journey from a community health centre to the Kamuzu central hospital laboratory in the capital Lilongwe. Local community members watched with excitement...

Need for an Urgent Revision to Bond Contracts and a Debt Workout Mechanism

Need for an Urgent Revision to Bond Contracts and a Debt Workout Mechanism

Mar 27, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS GENEVA, Mar 27 2016 (IPS) – Argentina signed an agreement in principle on 29 February 2016 with four “super holdout” hedge funds including NML Capital Ltd, Aurelius Capital, Davidson Kempner and Bracebridge Capital. Buenos Aires would pay them a total of about 4.65 billion dollars, amounting to 75 percent...

Bernie Sanders | The Young Turks Interview (FULL)

Bernie Sanders | The Young Turks Interview (FULL)

Mar 26, 2016

The Young Turks Cenk Uygur interviews Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders. (more…)

Agroindustry Provides Jobs, Better Living Standards in Paraguay

Agroindustry Provides Jobs, Better Living Standards in Paraguay

Mar 25, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS This is the second of a two-article series on the soy industry in Paraguay. Chemical engineer Negumi Kosaka has been training for over a year, learning to manage each stage of the production of soybean oil and soymeal in the Angostura Agroindustrial Complex (CAIASA) in the industrial park in Villeta, Paraguay....

NGO Pledges $500 Million Towards Sustainable Development Goals

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS UNITED NATIONS, Mar 25 2016 (IPS) – The Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) – a leading international nonprofit health non-governmental organisation (NGO) – has pledged 500 million dollars to help implement the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)– with a specific focus on maternal, newborn,...

Argentina, the United States’ New South American Ally

Argentina, the United States’ New South American Ally

Mar 25, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS U.S. President Barack Obama (C) and his Argentine counterpart Mauricio Macri (R), next to a monument in Remembrance Park in Buenos Aires with the names of many of the 30,000 victims of forced disappearance under the 1976-1983 military regime. Mar. 24 marked the 40th anniversary of the start of the...

New York City Rejects Singling Out Muslims for Surveillance

NEW YORK, Mar 25 2016 (IPS) – With the rise in terrorist attacks in Europe, the Muslim community in New York City is fast becoming the centre of attention in the US presidential campaign currently underway. But the city’s Police Commissioner William Bratton strongly denounced a statement attributed to Republican Presidential candidate Senator Ted Cruz of...

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