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Ban Ki-Moon and the charade of transparency

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. ...


The smog of war

... combined GDP of eight countries-- China, Russia, India, Brazil, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea and Indonesia-- will account for about a third of the world economy by 2020. The G7 countries – Germany, the United States, Japan, Great Britain, Canada, France and Italy – will account for just over 40%.” But it is the major economies who are stuck paying the full tab. Here is a list of the world's "Top 20 Most Polluted Cities" courtesy of The World Economic Forum and the United Nations World Health Organization ...


UN Summit on Climate Change in Paris – Destined to Fail or Succeed?

... negotiation process on a new UN treaty on climate change. Multilateral efforts to address global warming have not always been successful in the past with a failed UN meeting in Copenhagen in 2009 being just one example. This year’s meeting in France provides yet another opportunity to agree on a global response to climate change. The article provides an overview of what to expect from the UN summit on climate change taking place from 30 November to 11 December 2015 in Paris, France. The article begins with background information ...


The Syrian Refugee Crisis. Can Brazil really afford to take 50,000 syrian refugees?

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 ...


French Chicanery at the United Nations

... and was revoked. France Caught in the Same Trap The principle of sovereign equality of states that was placed into the UN foundation contradicts the empowering of some states with extra powers. By triggering a debate on limitations to veto powers, France as a UNSC permanent member might run into major reputational damage. In this context, one might recall another long gone French foreign policy blunder – the 2011 idea of Nicolas Sarcozy to use France's dual presidency in G8 and G20 to advance UN Security ...


Nuclear geopolitics. Shifting sands along Africa’s Uranium Road

... the United States Department of Energy, the Emirates have the world’s seventh largest natural gas deposits but investment in sophisticated techniques are required to process it into liquid natural gas, which can be offered by Algeria, Russia, France and the United States, among others. Will Russia play an expanded role in across the Maghreb and in the Sahel regions of Africa? The threat potential in and around the Tindouf camps and elsewhere in southern Algeria continues to grow. Russian Foreign Minister ...


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