Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children

No Justice, No Peace for Yemeni Children

Jul 21, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Jul 21 2017 (IPS) – Human rights groups are urging the UN Secretary-General to include the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) in a child rights’ “shame list” after documenting grave violations against children. Save the Children and the Watchlist on Children and...

The 2016 transition into peace in Colombia

The 2016 transition into peace in Colombia

Jul 20, 2017

This article first appeared on openDemocracy FRANCESC BADIA I DALMASES 19 July 2017 2016 will probably be considered a lesson for the history of peace negotiations. We edited in an eBook a selection of the most relevant articles about the post-conflict that we published last year. Read here the conclusions. Español Graffiti in Nasa, Colombia. Demotix/Joana...

Tom Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble

Tom Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble

Jul 20, 2017

Republished with permission from TomDispatch.com Posted by Tom Engelhardt at 7:19am, July 20, 2017. Follow TomDispatch on Twitter @TomDispatch. Empire of Destruction Precision Warfare? Don’t Make Me Laugh By Tom Engelhardt You remember. It was supposed to be twenty-first-century war, American-style: precise beyond imagining; smart bombs; drones capable of...

ISIL families lament harsh treatment in Iraq

ISIL families lament harsh treatment in Iraq

Jul 20, 2017

Shahama camp, Iraq – Covered with a painful rash, Nessrine Hamad, six, has tears in her eyes. “She has been like that for three days,” her mother, Kawzhar Youssif Hamad, tells Al Jazeera. “It is because of the dirty water. Most of the children here have sores on their skin.” Dozens of families accused of having…...

Mosul in ruins: ‘I see only despair around us’

Mosul in ruins: ‘I see only despair around us’

Jul 18, 2017

  Mosul, Iraq – Western Mosul is in ruins. From the tenth floor of a badly damaged hotel in Iraq’s second-largest city, destroyed buildings and roads can be seen for miles on end. There is no building that has not been touched by fights and air attacks. The smell of decaying bodies fills the hot July air.…...

Republics of Murder

Republics of Murder

Jul 13, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Pedro Abramovay RIO DE JANEIRO – Latin America is in the grip of a homicide epidemic. Although the region is home to just 8% of the world’s population, one in three of all homicides occur there; and one in four of all homicides occur in just four countries: Brazil, Mexico, Venezuela, and Colombia. Of the 25 most murderous...

Ignoring the Human Disaster in Yemen

Ignoring the Human Disaster in Yemen

Jul 12, 2017

Originally Published on Consortiumnews The West’s protestations about human rights sound hollow when one looks at Yemen where the U.S. and U.K. place profits from arms sales to Saudi Arabia over the carnage those weapons are inflicting, as Alon Ben-Meir explains. By Alon Ben-Meir It is hard to imagine that along with the catastrophe that has been inflicted on...

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...

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

Jul 11, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue   GENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 11 2017 (IPS) – The world population has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent decades. In 1965, it stood at 3.3...

The Next Phase of Middle East Conflict

The Next Phase of Middle East Conflict

Jul 9, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Shlomo Ben-Ami TEL AVIV – With the battles of Mosul and Raqqa dislodging the Islamic State (ISIS) from its strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the Syrian civil war becoming a war of attrition, the Middle East’s most acute conflicts are evolving fast. But that doesn’t mean they will soon be resolved. ISIS’s self-proclaimed...

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