... terrorist attack, responsibility for which was taken by Pakistan-based Jaish-e- Mohammed (Army of Mohammed). Twelve days later Indian Air Force jets targeted the alleged training facility of this terrorist group at Balakot in Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in what was claimed to be non-military, pre-emptive strike. Followed by the Pakistani Air Force's attempt to hit Indian military installations close to the line of control (LoC) in Kashmir leading to a fierce dogfight between the rival ...
- 02.04.2019 14:57:10
From time to time I receive suggestions to explore some additional opportunities to achieve justice at UN. I have some bad news for UN/UNDP enthusiasts. Actually, to sort out my case, I used all opportunities that UNDP provides. The problem is that UN/UNDP doesn't have a system of protecting its employees. I’ll repeat this ...
- 23.10.2018 22:18:34
... adheres to the principle of openness and does not intend to direct its actions against any sovereign state. With actively and consistently pursuing dialogue, diplomatic exchanges and cooperation, it strictly observers all the principles inscribed in the United Nations’ Charter such as equality and sovereignty of states, non-intervention in their domestic affairs, respect for territorial integrity, non-aggression, peaceful settlement of disputes, no use of force. It also abides by the generally and ...
- 28.12.2017 07:48:09
... leaders of the world's top economies, media assets and civil society groups would be wise to reexamine the benefits and the costs of the Paris climate deal. Climate change is realAccording to the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) in the United States, the Earth's globally averaged surface temperature has been rising for over a century.But in the period starting in 2000 through today, NOAA says that the globally averaged surface temperature of our planet has increased dramatically. Cheating ...
- 05.06.2017 02:32:34
Part 1 – Introduction and historical approach to the Ethiopian Conflict In the sphere of Responsibility of International Organizations, there is no agreement on how to set their responsibility. On the third week of March 2016, at MGIMO University, the Sixth Commission of the International Model of the United Nations (MIMUN) discussed this issue. I was invited to give a expert view on this issue, as the introductory session of this conferences, which were held in Spanish and assisted ...
- 06.05.2016 12:09:00
UN propagandists claim that the selection process to name the next secretary general, who will take office before the inauguration of the next U.S. president, will be the most transparent in the history of the organization, which was founded in 1945.
- 12.03.2016 00:51:00
With western media continuing to blame Russia and its allies for the escalation of violence in Syria and elsewhere, Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov told participants at the Munich Security Conference-- itself a relic of the Cold War designed to promote defense spending-- that “all sides in Syria are guilty.”
Speaking to the same audience in Munich, Russian prime minister Dmitry Ledbedev said he feels Western ...
- 16.02.2016 22:23:00
President Barack Obama, seeking to shape his legacy, said that COP 21 makes the United States, which did not ratify the earlier Kyoto Protocol, “the world leader in fighting climate change.”
But Obama will not be around to lead the COP 21 fight, which is not scheduled to start until 2020. By that time another U.S. president ...
- 23.01.2016 03:25:00
While Brazil's “strategic allies” --Germany and France-- are now turning away Syrians and other refugees Brazil has already provided asylum to 2,900 people presumed to be Syrian nationals fleeing the bloody civil war. The United States, which open sources indicate is spending billions of dollars to provide asylum to refugees from many nations, including Syria, operates sophisticated screening operations to examine the backgrounds of asylum seekers. As seen by the refugee ...
- 14.11.2015 00:18:00
Just in time for recapping the polarized choices presented by President Obama and President Putin at The United Nations General Assembly. In Foreign Policy there is a struggle between two concepts which every nation must face. There is the idealist perspective which promotes what is right under societal values and norms (which differ per culture), and there ...
- 05.10.2015 11:22:00
... shifted her focus to strategizing for her campaign to win a second term as president and “BRICSA” became a dead letter.
Lula leaps in
Last week, while Dilma and her group of Workers' Party insiders was negotiating the survival of her unraveling coalition, Lula was on an uncharacteristically long (one week) political junket to Argentina and Paraguay, ostensibly to promote bilateral trade and strengthen economic ties among Mercosul nations, another problematic issue.
In Buenos Aires,...
- 17.09.2015 03:55:00
Good idea, bad timing?
It's not clear whether the world's worst drought in over a century provided impetus for the agriculture ministers of the BRICS nations to gather in Brasilia in March and launch a manifesto designed to make the group a key player in the global food security regime. But they did. Now the world is waiting.
From a moral and business ethics perspective the effort makes sense and can add value to the BRICS brand.
But success ...
- 08.05.2015 02:57:00
... period of holidays to celebrate Christmas and New Year, how many people live in fear, sadness and hopelessness? I read about Ukraine and the human suffering caused by the coup, the incited civil war supported by “Friends” of the new regime running Ukraine. And I wondered. What all these leaders will be thinking of while they have their grandiose luncheons and dinner parties to celebrate Christmas and New Year? Will they be thinking of the plight of the thousands of refugees and homeless ...
- 25.12.2014 14:53:00
Last year 9 million people contracted tuberculosis and 1.5 million died from the disease. That's bad news for the public health infrastructures of the BRICS, who account for nearly half the TB cases worldwide.
At the same time, however, non government actors with global political agendas, including philanthropies, the pharmaceutical industry and speculators, seek to disrupt government funded “social net” ...
- 20.12.2014 17:49:00
In what is being branded as an effort to provide palliative assistance to reduce hunger and boost democracy building living standards Jim Yong Kim, president of the World Bank and Ban Ki Moon, secretary general of the United Nations, have launched a plan that expands the strategically significant “Horn of Africa” to encompass ...
- 17.11.2014 10:54:00
The Security Council is rightfully considered the most powerful and influential body of the United Nations. The authority granted by Chapter VII of the UN Charter allows it to pronounce universally binding decisions and authorize all types of conflict-preventing missions,...
- 05.11.2014 19:05:00
An American and two Russians have landed safely in Kazakhstan after 5 ½ months in space… and to think there is no cooperation toward a more peaceful world between the United States and Russia.
Meanwhile, private citizens of Qatar, and other friends of the United States, have been financing Hamas and ISIS. Now, as Washington prepares to launch a new campaign to destroy global terror networks an American website with ...
- 11.09.2014 10:13:00
“Close your eyes and you’re not sure if it’s an Israeli or a Saudi speaking.”
That’s what Daniel Levy, Middle East director at the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), told The New York Times in an article dated March 31st. The ECFR, which has called for a greater role for Al Qaeda in Algeria to “promote democracy,” is funded mainly by George Soros.
The New York Times ...
- 22.05.2014 01:04:00
A groundswell of popular articles and academic monographs are appearing that discuss nuclear guided missile warfare, modernizing delivery platforms, warheads and sophisticated guidance systems. On the power curve one sees a major realignment of diplomatic ...
- 19.02.2014 18:44:00
... of soft power, public diplomacy, the internet and social media. Henry Kissinger was still at Harvard. Robert MacNamara was managing the biggest failure in the history of the Ford Motor Company, the ill-fated Edsel automobile; the highly publicized wunderkind who computerized the Pentagon and the Vietnam War wasn’t made president of Ford until two months before the Kennedy transition team chose him to be U.S. Secretary of Defense. An Outside-The-Box Gamble That Paid Off Overcoming objections ...
- 29.11.2013 03:23:00