Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hope

Kenya and Ethiopia Join Forces to Advance Peace, Security, Development and Hope

Jul 23, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Siddharth Chatterjee Siddharth Chatterjee is the United Nations Resident Coordinator to Kenya. NAIROBI, Kenya, Jul 24 2017 (IPS) – The Horn of Africa is often synonymous with extreme poverty, conflict, demographic pressure, environmental stress, and under-investment in basic social services such...

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...

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...

Poverty Impeding Global Sustainable Development

Poverty Impeding Global Sustainable Development

Jul 17, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Santo D. Banerjee UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – While nearly 1.1 billion people escaped extreme poverty between 1990 and 2013 because of strong economic growth that benefited the world’s poorest, “the number of people living in extreme poverty remains unacceptably high, with nearly 800...

NATO, OSCE Asked to Pursue Nuclear Disarmament in Europe

NATO, OSCE Asked to Pursue Nuclear Disarmament in Europe

Jul 15, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Jutta Wolf BERLIN (IDN | PNND) – Fifty Parliamentarians from 13 European countries have sent a letter today NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg and Chair of the OSCE Minister Sebastian Kurz, urging these two key European security organizations to pursue dialogue, détente and...

UN ends round of Syria with ‘no breakthrough’

UN ends round of Syria with ‘no breakthrough’

Jul 15, 2017

The seventh round of intra-Syria talks aimed at helping to end the country’s six-year-old war wrapped up with “no breakthrough, no breakdown”. UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Friday the Syrian government has not budged in its unwillingness to discuss political transition at the talks in Geneva while President Bashar al –...

Nukes and the Global Schism

Nukes and the Global Schism

Jul 13, 2017

Originally published on Common Dreams. By  Robert C. Koehler The United States boycotted the U.N. negotiations to ban — everywhere across Planet Earth — nuclear weapons. So did eight other countries. Guess which ones? The international debate over this historic treaty, which became reality a week ago by a margin of 122 to 1, revealed how deeply split the...

Finally, Nuclear Weapons Are Outlawed

Finally, Nuclear Weapons Are Outlawed

Jul 12, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Jayantha Dhanapala* KANDY, Sri Lanka (IDN) – On July 7 2017, seventy two years after the most inhumanely destructive weapon was invented and used on hapless Hiroshima and Nagasaki, a Conference of the majority of member states in the United Nations decided – by a vote of 122 for; one...

Nuclear Ban Approved, Now What?

Nuclear Ban Approved, Now What?

Jul 12, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS, Jul 12 2017 (IPS) – More than seven decades after the deployment of deadly atomic bombs in Japan, the UN has passed a historic treaty banning nuclear weapons around the world. Though it has sparked hope for a future without nuclear weapons, uncertainty in...

A Landmark Achievement for Nuclear Disarmament

A Landmark Achievement for Nuclear Disarmament

Jul 10, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Sergio Duarte, Ambassador, former High Representative of the UN for Disarmament Affairs* UNITED NATIONS (IDN) – A large majority of the international community, together with governmental and non-governmental organizations and institutions, achieved an important milestone in the...

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