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      Nuclear Weapons as Bargaining Chips in Global Politics
      Nov25

      Nuclear Weapons as Bargaining Chips in Global Politics

      Michael Kirby, Chair of the Commission of Inquiry on the situation of human rights in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), briefs the press about the Commission’s report which documents wide-ranging and ongoing crimes against humanity. Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc FerréBy Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Nov 25 2014 (IPS)Has the...

      Central Asia Hurting as Russia’s Ruble Sinks
      Oct23

      Central Asia Hurting as Russia’s Ruble Sinks

      By David Trilling and Timur ToktonalievBISHKEK, Oct 23 2014 (EurasiaNet)Pensioner Jyparkul Karaseyitova says she cannot afford meat anymore. At her local bazaar in Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, the price for beef has jumped nine percent in the last six weeks. And she is not alone feeling the pain of rising inflation.Butcher Aigul...

      OPINION: Europe is Positioning Itself Outside the International Race
      Oct22

      OPINION: Europe is Positioning Itself Outside the International Race

      In this column, Roberto Savio, founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News, argues that the crisis of internal governance, fomented by a latter-day Protestant ethic of fiscal sacrifice, is pushing Europe to the side lines of world affairs.By Roberto SavioROME, Oct 22 2014 (IPS)The new...

      History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery
      Oct17

      History of Key Document in IAEA Probe Suggests Israeli Forgery

      By Gareth PorterWASHINGTON, Oct 17 2014 (IPS)Western diplomats have reportedly faulted Iran in recent weeks for failing to provide the International Atomic Energy Agency with information on experiments on high explosives intended to produce a nuclear weapon, according to an intelligence document the IAEA is investigating.But the document not only...

      Despite Public’s War Weariness, U.S. Defence Budget May Rise
      Oct16

      Despite Public’s War Weariness, U.S. Defence Budget May Rise

      Hillary Clinton “is positioning herself to the right of the (Barack) Obama administration on foreign policy issues,” the report notes. Credit: Brett Weinstein/cc by 2.0By Jim LobeWASHINGTON, Oct 15 2014 (IPS)Despite the public’s persistent war weariness, the U.S. defence budget – the world’s biggest by far – may be set to rise...

      OPINION: The Disturbing Expansion of the Military-Industrial Complex
      Oct13

      OPINION: The Disturbing Expansion of the Military-Industrial Complex

      In this column, Mairead Maguire, peace activist from Northern Ireland and Nobel Peace Laureate 1976, argues that the whole of civilisation is facing a challenge with the continuing growth of the military-industrial complex that President Dwight Eisenhower (1953-1961) warned against. Today, she says, a small group made up of the...

      Azerbaijan Pursues Drones, New Security Options
      Oct09

      Azerbaijan Pursues Drones, New Security Options

      By Shahin AbbasovBAKU, Oct 4 2014 (EurasiaNet)Heightened tensions with longtime foe Armenia over breakaway Nagorno Karabakh and mediator Russia’s Ukrainian adventure appear to be pushing Caspian-Sea energy power Azerbaijan ever more strongly toward a military strategy of self-reliance.The strategy comes via two approaches: first, a build-up...

      Zero Nuclear Weapons: A Never-Ending Journey Ahead
      Oct09

      Zero Nuclear Weapons: A Never-Ending Journey Ahead

      By Thalif DeenUNITED NATIONS, Sep 27 2014 (IPS)When the United Nations commemorated its first ever “international day for the total elimination of nuclear weapons,” the lingering question in the minds of most anti-nuclear activists was: are we anywhere closer to abolishing the deadly weapons or are we moving further and further away from their...

      Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East
      Oct09

      Rattled by Russian Expansionism, Tashkent Looks East

      By Joanna LillisTASHKENT, Sep 13 2014 (EurasiaNet)Russia’s aggressive actions toward Ukraine are vexing Central Asian states.First, officials in Kazakhstan were chagrined to hear comments by Russian President Vladimir Putin, who, during a recent town-hall-style meeting with university students, appeared to denigrate Kazakhstani statehood....