IPS at 50, Leads That Don’t Bleed

By Thalif Deen* UNITED NATIONS, Aug 2014 (IPS) – Tarzie Vittachi, a renowned Sri Lankan newspaper editor and one-time deputy executive director of the U.N. children?s agency UNICEF, once recounted the oft-quoted story of an African diplomat who sought his… Continue Reading

The Way Out of the Ukraine Crisis

By Jeffrey Tayler – The Atlantic MOSCOW?In May, Bob Corker, the ranking Republican on the Senate?s Foreign Relations Committee, introduced a bill of stunning recklessness that seems specifically designed to destroy what remains of relations between the United States and… Continue Reading

Ukraine?s economy: Broken down

By Robin Wigglesworth and Roman Olearchyk – Financial Times The country?s finances have worsened, raising pressure on the International Monetary Fund Into the buffers: conflict in the east has damaged infrastructure and will damp growth prospects Plumes of smoke darken… Continue Reading

Vanishing point ?

By Pepe Escobar* – Asia Times First, passenger airliner MH370 vanished from Planet Earth. Then MH370 vanished from the news cycle. First, MH17 was shot down by “Putin’s missile” – as Planet Earth was told. Then MH17 vanished from the… Continue Reading