Analysis by Antoaneta Becker LONDON, Oct 29, 2010 (IPS) – When China’s new ambassador to Bulgaria assumed his post in mid-September he made headlines reminding the nation of a fact that may have been intentionally neglected by Bulgarian governments in… Continue Reading
By Bernhard Schell IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis MARRAKECH (IDN) – The Middle-East and North Africa (MENA) region “is poised to reclaim the great leadership it showed 1,000 years ago when it was at the cutting edge of civilization”, according to businesspersons and… Continue Reading
By Stephen Leahy NAGOYA, Japan, Oct 28, 2010 (IPS) – One-fifth of all birds, fish and animals are threatened with extinction – as many as six million unique and irreplaceable forms of life â€“ an authoritative new assessment warned Wednesday.
Jeremy Scahill | The Nation On March 26, 2009, Mullah Sahib Jan, a militant Taliban imam from the Mohammed Agha district in Afghanistan’s Logar province, walked into the office of the Independent National Reconciliation Commission, the main body encouraging the… Continue Reading
By Mitch Moxley JIAJU, China, Oct 27, 2010 (IPS) – In 2005, the â€˜National Geographic Chinaâ€™ magazine named this ethnic Tibetan village in western Sichuan province, sprawled over a valley wall amid snow-capped mountains, Chinaâ€™s most beautiful. Depending on how… Continue Reading
By Jaya Ramachandran IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) – While releasing the 2010 ‘Corruption Perceptions Index’, Transparency International has lauded the Group of 20 (G-20) for recognising corruption as “a global problem that must be addressed in global policy reforms”.
Gary Younge | The Nation October 20, 2010. During a recent debate between the Colorado senatorial candidates in Denver, Republican Ken Buck gave his considered assessment of the occupation of Afghanistan. “It’s a fundamental mistake to assume that a people… Continue Reading
By Martin Khor (*) GENEVA, Oct (IPS/South Centre) In recent years, climate change seems to have elbowed out other environmental issues to become the number one global problem. But the alarming problems of water -increasing scarcity, lack of access to… Continue Reading
By Ramesh Jaura IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) – Amidst persistent warnings that climate change will destroy Africa, the leaders of the world’s second largest and second most populous continent have launched the ‘Climate for Development in Africa Programme’ and decided… Continue Reading
Analysis by Gareth Porter* WASHINGTON, Oct 25, 2010 (IPS) – A newly released Wikileaks document on Iraq and the new political alignment between Moqtada al-Sadr and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki both provide fresh evidence that Gen. David Petraeus’s war… Continue Reading
By Kalinga Seneviratne IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis SINGAPORE (IDN) – The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned that 2.5 billion people are at risk from one of the worldâ€™s fastest-growing infections, the dengue fever, which has spread rapidly across Asia, Africa and… Continue Reading
By Eva Bartlett GAZA CITY, Oct 22, 2010 (IPS) – Few outside of Gaza would consider its history much beyond the decades of Israeli occupation. But Gaza is a historical treasure house. Many of those treasures are now in Israeli… Continue Reading
By Chiara Magni UNITED NATIONS, Oct 21, 2010 (IPS) – While women have made strides forward in areas like job market participation over the last two decades, in 2009 only 14 women in the world held the position of head… Continue Reading
By Mark Thwaite – Quercus site Intervew with Lucia Alvarez de Toledo, author of the just-published THE STORY OF CHE GUEVARA*. LucÃa was born in Buenos Aires, went on to work for the National Broadcasting System of Argentina, before being… Continue Reading
By Pascal Lamy (*) GENEVA, Oct (IPS) The global trade landscape has changed profoundly in the past decade Âmore profoundly, I suspect, than we fully understand. These changes are being driven partly by market opening, but mainly by transport, communications… Continue Reading
By Krastyo Petkov* AMERICANIZATION INSTEAD OF EUROPEIZATION: The Neo-Liberal Economic Transition of the Balkans and the Commonwealth of Independent States I chose to analyze the economic transformation on the Balkans and the countries, included in the Commonwealth of Independent States… Continue Reading
By Stephen Leahy NAGOYA, Japan, Oct 19, 2010 (IPS) – The accelerating destruction of natural habitats will take millions of years to recover from, scientists have warned. This may be the last chance to apply the brakes, Achim Steiner, executive… Continue Reading
By Noam Chomsky* In brief opening remarks this morning I brought up the crucial fact that rights are typically not granted, but rather won, by dedicated and informed popular struggle. That includes the core principle of freedom of speech. Recognition… Continue Reading
by Johan Galtung (*) PIACENZA, Oct (IPS) In his testament, Alfred Nobel clearly stated that the Peace Prize should be given for the reduction of armies or for understanding among nations.
The Editors | The Nation On October 6, amid the tidal wave of corporate cash flooding the 2010 campaignsâ€”which could attach a $5 billion price tag to the most expensive midterm election in historyâ€”Bill Moyers told Common Cause that money… Continue Reading