The right to intervene

Vijay Prashad* – The Hindu Humanitarian intervention has often been used as a pretext for regime change. A short history of the global community’s struggle to agree on the ground rules

The World Reaps What the Saudis Sow

By The New York Times Editorial Board Saudi Arabia has frustrated American policy makers for years. Ostensibly a critical ally, sheltered from its enemies by American arms and aid, the kingdom has spent untold millions promoting Wahhabism, the radical form… Continue Reading

Global Emergencies, Urgent Challenges

Federico Mayor Zaragoza President, Culture of Peace Foundation This text is part of the 2015-2016 CEIPAZ yearbook, which addresses some of the current urgent challenges related to climate change, the refugee crisis, UN peacekeeping missions and the agenda of women,… Continue Reading

Can Boko Haram Be Defeated?

By MAX SIOLLUN The New York Times ABUJA, Nigeria — Last December, Muhammadu Buhari, the president of Nigeria, declared that “technically we have won the war” against Boko Haram, the insurgent group that has been terrorizing the country for seven… Continue Reading

Monopoly’s New Era

Joseph E. Stiglitz Project Syndicate NEW YORK – For 200 years, there have been two schools of thought about what determines the distribution of income – and how the economy functions. One, emanating from Adam Smith and nineteenth-century liberal economists,… Continue Reading

Time to End the Greek Debt Tragedy

The New York Times By THE EDITORIAL BOARD It’s the season when Greece’s continuing debt saga approaches what has now become a familiar summer climax, with citizens protesting austerity cuts and international creditors squabbling over the terms of loans. It’s… Continue Reading