Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Unrest Brings North-East Nigeria Next to Starvation

Unrest Brings North-East Nigeria Next to Starvation

Feb 24, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Lyndal Rowlands UNITED NATIONS, Feb 24 2017 (IPS) – Years of violence and unrest in North-East Nigeria have left millions of people at risk of starving to death. Both the violent up surging of Boko Haram and the government’s harsh military crackdown have left already historically marginalised...

Syrian Prison, a “Human Slaughterhouse” – Amnesty International

Syrian Prison, a “Human Slaughterhouse” – Amnesty International

Feb 8, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By IPS World Desk   ROME, Feb 8 2017 (IPS) – At Saydnaya Military Prison, “the Syrian authorities have quietly and methodically organised the killing of thousands of people in their custody,” according to a new Amnesty International (AI) report. The AI report says that “the murder, torture,...

How Dangerous Is Putin?

How Dangerous Is Putin?

Jan 26, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Robert Harvey LONDON – Is US President Donald Trump right to be sympathetic toward Russia? At first blush, it certainly does not seem so. In Russia, elections are rigged, and organized opposition is suppressed. And under President Vladimir Putin, the country has reverted to Cold War tactics against domestic dissidents and...

The wrongs of counter-violence

The wrongs of counter-violence

Jan 20, 2017

This article first appeared on openDemocracy In the event of a major ISIS-inspired action in Britain, what principles do far-sighted – and brave – politicians need to observe? By PAUL ROGERS 20 January 2017 Another 7/7-type attack in the United Kingdom is likely. In the aftermath, it will be essential to respond carefully with responses that seek to explain the...

DR Congo President Ignores UN and Citizen Protests

DR Congo President Ignores UN and Citizen Protests

Dec 21, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Global Information Network NEW YORK | KINSHASA (IDN) – Considering that the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the world’s largest producer of cobalt ore, and a major producer of copper and diamonds, has never had a peaceful transfer of power since independence from Belgium in 1960,...

Refugees from Boko Haram Languish in Cameroon

Refugees from Boko Haram Languish in Cameroon

Dec 16, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Mbom Sixtus MINAWAO CAMP, Cameroon, Dec 16 2016 (IPS) – Tears spring to Aichatou Njoya’s eyes as she recalls the day Islamic militants from Boko Haram arrived on her doorstep in Nigeria. “It was on May 24, 2013. My husband was sleeping in his room while I was on the other side of the house with...

A decade of murder and grief: Mexico’s drug war turns ten

A decade of murder and grief: Mexico’s drug war turns ten

Dec 12, 2016

Luis Gómez Romero, University of Wollongong A few weeks before the Mexico’s 2006 election, La Familia Michoacana — among the most vicious of Mexico’s major drug cartels – tossed five severed heads onto the dance floor of the Sol y Sombra night club in Uruapan, Michoacán, along with a message outlining its strategy for targeted killings, which it called “divine...

Kenya Struggles to Combat Al-Shabaab’s Cross-Border Attacks

Kenya Struggles to Combat Al-Shabaab’s Cross-Border Attacks

Dec 11, 2016

Originally Published on The Jamestown Foundation By: Sunguta West Al-Shabaab has increased attacks in areas near the Kenyan border in recent months, as local and international military action pushes the al-Qaeda affiliated group out of its hideouts in southern Somalia. Analysts believe the militants now have bases in the north and northeastern regions of...

Food Insecurity: An Agent for Violent Conflict

Food Insecurity: An Agent for Violent Conflict

Dec 11, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Dominique Von Rohr ROME, Dec 11 2016 (IPS) – Up to two billion people live in countries affected by violence, conflict and fragility. Often, such political instability goes hand in hand with food insecurity. “Conflicts have pushed over 56 million people either into crisis or emergency levels of...

Geneva Conventions Prevent Wars from Getting Worse

Geneva Conventions Prevent Wars from Getting Worse

Dec 7, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Jamshed Baruah GENEVA (IDN) – A new survey finds that an overwhelming number of people living in countries affected by wars believe in the pressing need to impose limits on armed conflicts. Nearly half of those surveyed in conflict-affected countries are convinced that the Geneva...

Facebook Auto Publish Powered By : XYZScripts.com