Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Violence Surfaces in Papua New Guinea Elections, But Not Only

Violence Surfaces in Papua New Guinea Elections, But Not Only

Jun 22, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Neena Bhandari SYDNEY (IDN) – As Papua New Guinea – one of the world’s most ethnically and linguistically diverse nations – prepares for national elections from June 24 to July 8, authorities are calling for peace and calm. Historically, tensions during polling, vote counting and the...

East Asia’s real lessons

East Asia’s real lessons

Jun 21, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Jomo Kwame Sundaram Jomo Kwame Sundaram, a former economics professor and United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development, received the Wassily Leontief Prize for Advancing the Frontiers of Economic Thought in 2007. KUALA LUMPUR, Jun 21 2017 (IPS) – International recognition...

Half of World’s Civilian War Deaths Occurred in Syria, Iraq and Yemen

Half of World’s Civilian War Deaths Occurred in Syria, Iraq and Yemen

Jun 20, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By IPS World Desk ROME/GENEVA, Jun 20 2017 (IPS) – Between 2010 and 2015, nearly half of all civilian war deaths worldwide occurred in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, a major independent, neutral organisation ensuring humanitarian protection and assistance for victims of war and armed violence informs....

The Real Side of Fake News

The Real Side of Fake News

Jun 20, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Steven Rosenbaum NEW YORK – Today’s digital devices and social networks deliver so much information that even the savviest consumer cannot evaluate all of it. We seem to be living in a version of Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, where truth is drowned in a sea of irrelevance. But the future need not be the dystopia that the...

After Arms Deal, Trump Unleashes Riyadh in Mideast

After Arms Deal, Trump Unleashes Riyadh in Mideast

Jun 20, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Analysis by Emad Mekay CAIRO (IDN) – The image could have passed for a Harry Potter cover; three powerful leaders with hands on a creepy, lit miniature globe in a darkened room – US President Donald Trump was posing for a photo with two authoritarian Middle East rulers: King Salman bin...

Children Now More Than Half of the 65 Million Displaced

Children Now More Than Half of the 65 Million Displaced

Jun 20, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Jun 20 2017 (IPS) – Around 20 people are newly displaced every minute of the day, according to a new report. In its annual Global Trends report, the UN’s refugee agency UNHCR has recorded unprecedented and concerning levels of displacement around the world....

Wars were and are far from Inevitable

Wars were and are far from Inevitable

Jun 20, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Viewpoint by Jonathan Power* LUND, Sweden (IDN-INPS) – Frederick the Great of Prussia was a friend of Voltaire and enjoyed ribald evenings with the philosopher discussing the intricacies of life’s dos and don’ts. Before becoming king he was persuaded by Voltaire to become a pacifist....

Nordic States Support Sustainable Development Goals

Nordic States Support Sustainable Development Goals

Jun 18, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Lowana Veal REYKJAVIK (IDN) – Leaders of the five largest Nordic countries recently announced support of the Nordic countries as a whole for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed under UN auspices. The initiative, called Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges, was initially...

Latin America’s Rural Exodus Undermines Food Security

Latin America’s Rural Exodus Undermines Food Security

Jun 17, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Fabiana Frayssinet This article forms part of special IPS coverage for the World Day to Combat Desertification, celebrated June 17. BUENOS AIRES, Jun 17 2017 (IPS) – In Latin America and the Caribbean, which account for 12 per cent of the planet’s arable land, and one-third of its fresh water...

Britain’s Norway Solution

Britain’s Norway Solution

Jun 15, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Anatole Kaletsky Shortly after UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s decision to call an unexpected “Brexit election,” I wrote that pro-Europeans in Britain might yet snatch victory from the jaws of defeat. But the timescale I had in mind was five years, not five weeks. How long May will survive as prime minister is impossible to...

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