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Can A New Life for the UN Start at 75?

A true reform of the UN cannot start in New York; it should start in national capitals of member states Blowing out 75 candles is great exercise for the lungs. The United Nations turned 75 this year. It is a remarkable accomplishment in itself. The League of Nations, which ...

18.09.2020

Britain, Greece, Turkey and The Aegean: Does Anything Change?

Since at least 1955, the Aegean Sea has long been an area of contention between local powers Greece and Turkey on the one hand, and the US-UK-Israeli strategic axis on the other, with the Soviet Union and then Russia defending its interests when necessary, since the Aegean cannot be separated from the Eastern Mediterranean as a strategic whole, nor from Syria, Cyprus, Egypt, Palestine and Israel. In this essay, we shall, by using original documents,...

08.09.2020

Peace at Last for Yemen?

Yemen’s looming humanitarian disaster and its people’s pleas for peace require action on three levels The long-running conflict in Yemen is riper for resolution than ever before. Yemenis on all sides are exhausted by the fighting and were quick to embrace the appeal issued in March by United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres for a global ceasefire amid ...

31.07.2020

The Future of Humanitarian Aid Delivery to Syria: What is Russia’s Rationale?

Discussions on the quid pro quo approach to sanctions relief and concessions look like the only possible way to move forward On July 11, the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) finally adopted a resolution extending the authorization of cross-border mechanisms that guarantee the delivery of humanitarian aid to Syria for another year, until July 10, 2021. However, the UN aid will now go ...

31.07.2020

Andromeda: A Space-Age Tale. The Antonio Guterres Edition

Just like the classics of Marxism-Leninism idealized the proletariat and demonized the bourgeoisie, the UN Secretary-General idealizes the South and demonizes the North On July 18, 2020, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres delivered a memorial lecture in honour of the great South African leader Nelson Mandela. The Secretary-General’s speech was clearly ...

29.07.2020

The Impact of Sanctions on Human Rights

Interview with Elena Dovgan, UN Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of the Unilateral Coercive Measures on the Enjoyment of Human Rights In March 2020, the UN Human Rights Council appointed Elena Dovgan , a Professor in the Department of International Private and European ...

27.07.2020

Post-COVID-19 Sanctions Policies

Are We in for Epidemics of Sanctions? The COVID-19 pandemic has given hope for international consolidation in the face of a common threat. Alleviating numerous sanctions and economic restrictions could be one step towards unification. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres [ i ], UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet [ ii ], UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food Hilal Elver [ iii ] and UN Special Rapporteur on the negative impact of the unilateral ...

14.07.2020

Shrinking Cyber-Universe

States are no longer the only guarantors of personal security In 2019, the book «India's strategic options in a changing cyberspace» written by Cherian Samuel and Munich Charma was published. (New Delhi, Pentagon Press LLP in association with Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, 2019). In their work, the authors examine the general concept of cyberspace, while extrapolating it to India's cyberspace dimension....

16.06.2020

The Global Value Shift: Adjusting the Institutional Framework

... civilization over for speeding. – Stephen Wright A civilization is built on what is required of men, not on that which is provided to them – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry One of the dimensions in the reform of global governance and the role of the United Nations is a rebalancing of global development priorities towards human capital development. Perhaps one of the key lessons from the current crisis is that finance is not the sole prerogative of global governance, and that the center of gravity ...

10.06.2020
 

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