Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Inter-Religious Coalition Aims For Peace in the Middle East

Inter-Religious Coalition Aims For Peace in the Middle East

Jul 21, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Joan Erakit NEW YORK (IDN) – There is a famous bible passage that alludes to the unfortunate kinship between siblings; a child is questioned by God about his brother and he, at the time having killed his brother, denies allegiance by asking: “Am I my brothers keeper?” Some may...

Veterans Ask US.to Sign UN Treaty Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Veterans Ask US.to Sign UN Treaty Abolishing Nuclear Weapons

Jul 20, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Brian Trautman, Gerry Condon, Samantha Ferguson NEW YORK | SAN FRANCISCO | ST. LOUIS (IDN) – On July 7 2017, the United Nations, in a historic decision, approved a legally binding instrument to ban nuclear weapons, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Months of...

As 75 Percent of Americans Fear ‘Major War’ Under Trump, Most Favor Diplomacy

As 75 Percent of Americans Fear ‘Major War’ Under Trump, Most Favor Diplomacy

Jul 19, 2017

Originally published on Common Dreams. New poll finds Americans want a cautious approach to North Korea’s recent actions by Julia Conley A vast majority of Americans are concerned about the United States’ potential involvement in a new major war—but most think military action is the wrong way to go about approaching international threats, according...

Don’t Move Resources from Development to Security, Warns UN Chief

Don’t Move Resources from Development to Security, Warns UN Chief

Jul 17, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By António Guterres António Guterres, UN Secretary-General at the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development UNITED NATIONS, Jul 17 2017 (IPS) – Twenty years ago, when I was starting my functions as Prime Minister of Portugal, the world was surfing a wave of optimism. The Cold War had...

Be Like Luke: Courage and Common Sense in the Age of Consumer Electronics

Be Like Luke: Courage and Common Sense in the Age of Consumer Electronics

Jul 16, 2017

By Roy Lee “I see through the lies of the Jedi. I do not fear the dark side as you do. I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new empire.” — Darth Vader in Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith In the ever-popular Star Wars series, the Sith and Rebel Alliance are pitted against the Galactic Empire, a dictatorship based on...

Is the world really sleepwalking to war? Systems thinking can provide an answer

Is the world really sleepwalking to war? Systems thinking can provide an answer

Jul 13, 2017

Roger Bradbury, Australian National University; Chris Barrie, Australian National University, and Dmitry Brizhinev, Australian National University The idea the world is sleepwalking to war, much like Europe did in the early years of the 20th century, deserves to be taken seriously. One of us (Chris Barrie) set the hares running recently when he said that, as in...

The Royal Usurpation of Kaaba

The Royal Usurpation of Kaaba

Jul 12, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Viewpoinrt by Esad Duraković Professor Esad Duraković is a well-known academic and a member of three Arab Academies of Art and Science. SARAJEVO (IDN) – In late June 2017, four Arab countries (Saudi Arabia, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain) adopted a decision to isolate the...

Civil Society Rejoices at the New UN Treaty Marking the Beginning of the End of Nuclear Age

Civil Society Rejoices at the New UN Treaty Marking the Beginning of the End of Nuclear Age

Jul 10, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Ramesh Jaura UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – When the United Nations member states adopted on July 7, 2017 a legally-binding treaty banning nuclear weapons and prohibiting a full range of related activities, it was a historic and highly emotional moment not only for Ambassador Elayne Whyte Gómez of...

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....

Veterans For Peace Mobilise To Resist Militarism

Veterans For Peace Mobilise To Resist Militarism

May 27, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Brian Trautman* WASHINGTON, D.C. (IDN-INPS) – The United States is the most militarized and jingoistic nation on earth. Its foreign policy is guided by imperialist militarism, neoliberal capitalism and racial xenophobia. For more than sixteen years now, three presidential...

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