AFP photo By Tom Arms The Western Alliance is in disarray. Americans are sick of picking up the tab for protecting a rich Europe from a communist threat which no longer exists. Europe is terrified at being abruptly left in the lurch facing a corrupt, authoritarian Russian threat which has replaced the communist one.
Posts Tagged ‘peace’
Mohammed Amoud/AFP By Siddhartha Rastogi We need Great Leaders, We need Peace Creators, not only Peace keepers and surely not Warmongers.
Darren Ornitz/Reuters By Lesley Wroughton and Yeganeh Torbati U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday said Israel’s building of settlements on occupied land was jeopardizing Middle East peace, voicing unusually frank frustration with America’s longtime ally weeks before he is due to leave office.
By Madamidola Oladele Developments in the Nigerian State from the beginning of the 21st century to date have called for serious pondering on my part. So much water has passed under the Nigerian bridge; many events and catastrophes; many takes and mistakes; minor improvements and major setbacks.
Karim Kadim/AP By Rafah Al Saad I am calling for the freedom of the Iraqi journalist Afrah Shawqi al-Qaisi.
John Moore/AFP By Cynthia M. Lardner Comparing and Contrasting Venezuela and Syria The world stands by in horror watching the Syrian War crisis unfold in the news. Now with over 150 countries, paramilitary groups and terrorist groups involved, there is no answer to the question of how to create peace. The harsh […]
AP photo By Tom Arms It is the beginning of the end of Pax Americana. For 71 years the world has sheltered under the wings of the American eagle. The result has been one of the longest periods of prolonged peace, prosperity and political advancement in world history.
Zohra Bensemra/Reuters By Amnesty International South Sudanese government forces are responsible for deliberately killing civilians, raping women and girls and looting property in July in Juba, the country’s capital, human rights NGO Amnesty International said in a new report launched earlier this week.
PTI photo By Javed Majeedano India and Pakistan were born at the same time when, after the second world war, Britain decided to leave the Indian subcontinent in August 1947. But two countries celebrate their independent days on different dates with Pakistan on August 14, and India the next day.
By Darell Maurice In the space of two years, the enrolment rate for schools in the Democratic Republic of Congo rose from 16.5 to 18,000,000, an increase of nine percent.
AP photo By Dukhan Jundit The Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed between the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLM) / Movement In Opposition (SPLM-IO) and the South Sudanese government will never bring an end to the current war nor prevent future conflict.
Getty image By Durodola Tosin The international system is evolving; the structures that exist are either in decline or not meeting with the demands of global peace and security. The international system has gone through such a rapid transformation to the extent that the UN structures, as they were at the time of its […]
By Nasurullah Brohi The constant efforts for enduring peace in Afghanistan, essential for the long term, has always been a collective effort of the Afghan government and international community.
Michael Organ interviews Anant Mishra, human rights and political commentator, prolific author and former youth representative to the United Nations.
By Ananya S Guha Everyone is now talking about the results of the elections in four or five states. Some have gone into a rigorous analysis about the victory of the BJP and the AGP in Assam, the loss of the Congress and the decimation of the Left Front in West Bengal.
By Cynthia Meru During lunch break my colleagues and I discuss current affairs on our way to Villa Rosa Kibandaski. One of the issues that has been consistent is the IEBC protests that are being championed by the Opposition party in Kenya, famously known as ‘the CORD Alliance’.
SAID KHATIB – AFP By Rupen Savoulian We today reproduce an important article from September 2014 which can be read in line with the events of today The Islamic Resistance Movement – ‘Hamas‘ the abbreviation from the Arabic – has constituted the democratically elected government of the Palestinian territories since January 2006. It swept to […]
By Sami Jamil Jadallah Every year at this time, Palestinians around the world and under occupation “celebrate” or let us say “mourn” what is referred to as “Nakba” or “Catastrophe” and it seems every day is a Nakba for Palestinians under Israeli Occupation and those who lost their homes and position to the Israeli state […]
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By Darell Maurice Following the appointment by the African Union of Edem Kodjo as facilitator of the national dialogue in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the Secretary General of the Presidential Majority, Aubin Minaku, announced the imminent establishment of the dialogue preparatory committee.
By Darell Maurice Matata Ponyo, Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo earlier this week met with a delegation of notables from the provinces of North Kivu, South Kivu and Ituri on the security situation in the eastern part of the country.
By Shakeel Haider Peace in Afghanistan is an old dream, much as its history. Tumultuous circumstances have remained present in Afghanistan for ages but after the Russia-Afghan war and American invasion following 9/11, matters have been made worse.
By Peter Louis Salva Kiir, President of South Sudan, has assured UN chief Ban Ki-moon that he will ensure the peace agreement is fully implemented. This came in a closed-door meeting the UN chief held with President Salva Kiir in Juba yesterday.
By Jose Kalathil The ‘Walk of Hope‘, a padayatra for peace and harmony, by Sri M of the Manav Ekta Mission, a wing of the Satsang Foundation, founded by the 67-year-old, has entered the capital, New Delhi.
By Sami Jamil Jadallah It is in times of wars, conflicts, chaos, terrorism and despair; investments in peace and development become more urgent.
By Ananya S Guha It is a tragedy that when Prime Ministers of two neighbouring countries meet after a ‘goodwill’ visit it is no more than a faked ornament.
By Darell Maurice The spokesman of the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in the DRC, MONUSCO, Felix Prosper Basse, earlier this week hosted his weekly press conference at the organisation’s headquarters in Gombe.
By Irfan Rashid Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit the conflict state of Indian Administered (Jammu and) Kashmir on November 7 where he is expected to announce a package of Rs 1 lakh crore ($13.7 bn US) for the state. But the biggest challenge against his rally in Kashmir is ‘Million March’, […]
By Zeravan Barwary The Turkish foreign policy towards Kurds has developed under the AKP, due to the new approaches that reflected the constructivist understanding of said policy.