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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 Law at Belarusian State University, as its new Special Rapporteur on the Negative Impact of the Unilateral Coercive Measures on the Enjoyment of Human Rights. The appointment came at a difficult time, with the issue of...


Libya’s Legitimacy Crisis: Hostage to the Skhirat Agreement

... Islamist-leaning and Misratan politicians. The HoR rejected the Supreme Court’s ruling saying it was made under the threat of guns, heralding the institutional split between western and eastern Libya [ 2 ]. In December 2015, the UN Security Council (UNSC) recognised the GNA as Libya’s sole executive authority, but remnants of the GNC in Tripoli and its National Salvation Government led by Khalifa al-Ghwell refused to hand over power to the GNA. At that moment, Libya had three different governments,...


Rethinking International Security for a Post-Pandemic World

For the first time in living memory, humanity is confronting a common threat that it must defeat collectively. It is time to start planning for when the eventual victory comes The coronavirus pandemic has overturned many assumptions about the current world order. As a matter of urgency, it is time to revisit the principles of international security. In the pandemic, for the first time in living memory, humanity is confronting a common threat that it must defeat collectively. Most arguments currently...


The UN Security Council Shirks the Test for Coronavirus

Either humanity will find the strength and determination to move to a new level of governance by relinquishing a part of the national sovereignty of states, or new pandemics will force us to pay an increasingly higher price for the priority we give to national sovereignty and the loyalty we show to political particularism In the four months that have passed since the coronavirus outbreak began, it seems that just about everyone has had something to say about the situation—experts, regular folk...


The Price of Sanctions is Human Lives

Individual exemptions will have no effect without significant systemic changes introduced at least for the period of the pandemic The COVID-19 epidemic has sparked a discussion about the possible suspension of economic sanctions. UN Secretary-General António Guterres is among those calling for such a step to be taken. Indeed, the virus is now spreading globally, and developed countries are suffering tremendous losses. States placed under sanctions face even greater risks. Thus far, Iran has suffered...


The Day the United Nations Ceased to Exist

A Scary Tale for the permanent members of the UN Security Council Tensions in Syria continued to escalate throughout 2019. Hostilities were stepped up again throughout the country and the conflict’s total toll approached a million. A new wave of Syrian refugees swept through Turkey and flooded Europe. Russia blocked US and British resolutions on enforcing peace on Damascus in the UN Security Council nine times. Eventually, the Western countries accused Moscow of deliberately subverting the Security...


New Age Globalization: Lessons for South Asia

... balance of power. The economic growth rate, development pace, and economic planning for at least upcoming two decades has made India a promising power. This has further strengthened India’s chances for rise to United Nations Security Council’s (UNSC) membership. Temporary rise to ethnic-national politics and localism Ethnicity, race and migrations have remained focus of modern research of social sciences in UK, EU, USA and Canada in the era of globalization. Multiculturalism and an extensive ...


EU should realise its real friend is Moscow

... suspended the ceasefire talks. Is it because the US and Russia cannot agree on what is Al-Nusra? I wouldn’t put it that way. Al-Nusra (or whatever it may call itself now) is a terrorist organisation recognised as such by the UN Security Council (UNSC). Russia and the United States, for all the difficulties and complications over the multi-sided conflict in Syria, have been able to agree on a lot of things. And they came up with a number of joint documents which they signed. For some reason the ...


Russia to defend regional security jointly with China

Russia will work together with China to safeguard regional peace and international security, Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov has said. The direction and form of Russia-China military cooperation have been determined by the two countries' heads of state, Antonov said Friday during a joint interview with Xinhua and China Central Television (CCTV). "The cooperation between China and Russia in the military sphere is not directed against someone," he said. "Our interaction...


Blocking UN Draft Resolution on Inclusive Intra-Syrian Talks Destructive

The blocking of the Russia-initiated UN Security Council (UNSC) draft resolution on the inclusion of Kurds in the intra-Syrian peace talks in Geneva was destructive for the conflict resolution, a Russian senator said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the draft document designed to ensure representative nature of Syria ...


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  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
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