Brahma Chellaney* – The Hindu If Libya, Syria and Iraq are coming undone and Ukraine has been gravely destabilised, it is the result of interventionsby big powers that claim to be international law enforcers when, in reality, they are lawbreakers
The Editors – The Nation As world leaders fail to end the bloodletting in Gaza, it is up to civil society to demand justice for Palestinians. More than three weeks after Israel launched its latest assault on the Gaza Strip,… Continue Reading
Alec Luhn – The Guardian Russian officials say focus will shift to domestic market production, but analysts say defence and oil industries will suffer Moscow.As the US and the European Union adopted tougher economic sanctions against Russia over the conflict… Continue Reading
By Emile Nakhleh* WASHINGTON, Jul 29 2014 (IPS) – As the killing and destruction rages on in Gaza, and as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Hamas leadership exchange recriminations and threats, key regional and world players must accept… Continue Reading
By Genevi?ve Lavoie-Mathieu ROME, Jul 29 2014 (IPS) – With Italy having taken over presidency of the European Union (EU) until December 2014, questions remain regarding Europe?s migration policies as reports of migrants dying at sea while trying to reach… Continue Reading
Mohammed Suliman* – The Huffington Post Gaza is a tough place; it’s tiny, overcrowded and besieged. But the people are kind. The food is delicious, and the beach, though filthy, allows us to pretend that we’re free. The sunset at… Continue Reading
By Shyam Saran* NEW DELHI, Jul 2014 (IPS) – The sixth BRICS Summit which has just ended in Brazil marks the transition of a grouping based hitherto on shared concerns to one based on shared interests.
By MICHAEL INZLICHT and SUKHVINDER OBHI* – SundayReview, The New York Times I FEEL your pain. These words are famously associated with Bill Clinton, who as a politician seemed to ooze empathy. A skeptic might wonder, though, whether he truly… Continue Reading
Sharif Abdel Kouddous* – The Nation Survivors of the Attack on UNRWA School Report Scenes of Carnage and Destruction At least sixteen Palestinian refugees seeking shelter were killed, more than 200 were wounded. Khan Younis and Beit Lahia, Gaza?Hussein Shinbari… Continue Reading
By Chakravarthi Raghavan GENEVA, Jul 2014 (IPS) – The world of today is considerably different from the one at the end of the Second World War; there are no more any colonies, though there are still some ?dependent? territories.
By Peter Lee* The bloody farce in the Ukraine took another ugly turn with the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17. And to be ugly about it, if the rebels shot the plane down, it shouldn’t matter very much… Continue Reading
Connie Hackbarth – Alternative Information Center(AIC), Jerusal?n Dr. Mordechai Kedar, an Israeli scholar of Arabic literature and lecturer at Bar-Ilan University, declared Monday that raping the wives and mothers of Palestinian combatants would deter attacks.
Tom Hayden – The Nation To understand the present crisis over downed Malaysian flight MH17, we need to look at the roots of the new Cold War. The Cold War is perhaps not even remembered by this generation of Americans,… Continue Reading
By Julia Hotz WASHINGTON, Jul 23 2014 (IPS) – As Tuesday?s major summits here and in London focused global attention on adolescent girls, the United Nations offered new data warning that more than 130 million girls and women have experienced… Continue Reading
Harriet Sherwood – The Guardian IDF says it has destroyed 30%-40% of militant rockets and six tunnel shafts; Hamas has killed 29 soldiers and disrupted flights After more than two weeks of intense fighting in Gaza, both Hamas and Israel… Continue Reading
By Shada Islam* BRUSSELS, Jul 2014 (IPS) – Hopes are high that the 10th Asia-Europe Meeting ? or ASEM summit ? to be held in Milan on October 16-17 will confirm the credibility and relevance of Asia-Europe relations in the… Continue Reading
By Pepe Escobar – Asia Times And here’s the spin war verdict: the current Malaysia Airlines tragedy – the second in four months – is “terrorism” perpetrated by “pro-Russian separatists”, armed by Russia, and Vladimir Putin is the main culprit.… Continue Reading
By Isamu Ueda* TOKYO, Jul 2014 (IPS) – In recent years, Japan has found itself it in a rapidly changing security environment. The global balance of power has shifted and various new threats have emerged within the region, including the… Continue Reading
Amitav Acharya – The Hindu The western media has been dismissive of the BRICS move to set up a bank, but such cynicism misses the larger picture ? the end of western hegemony and the rise of the multiplex world… Continue Reading
By Carey L. Biron WASHINGTON, Jul 2014 (IPS) – Newly publicised internal documents suggest that U.S. negotiators are working to permanently block a landmark regulatory proposal in the European Union aimed at addressing climate change, and instead to force European… Continue Reading