International News

  • Locating ‘the Everyday’ in ‘the International’: An Exploration
    on October 3, 2019

    IR is dominated by a state-centric approach to geography; this can be rectified by rethinking spatial frameworks as relational to their historical social processes.

  • Salvaging the SDGs: New Thinking to Spur Action Takes Shape
    on October 3, 2019

    NEW YORK, Oct 03 (IPS) – Barbara Crossette is the senior consulting editor and writer for PassBlue and the United Nations correspondent for The Nation. She is also a board member of the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.For the first time since a new development agenda was adopted in 2015 to make the world a better place for everyone, government leaders assembled at the United Nations in late September to take stock of progress. The verdict of this summit was not good.Read the full story, “Salvaging the SDGs: New Thinking to Spur Action Takes Shape”, on globalissues.org →

  • How Media Technocrats Manipulate Public Opinion
    on October 2, 2019

    STOCKHOLM / ROME, Oct 02 (IPS) – In a 1974 article, Woody Allen poked fun at biblical stories presenting ludicrous paraphrases of The Book of Job, Abraham´s intended sacrifice of his son Isaac, as well as The Book of Proverbs. One of Allen´s invented proverbs was: “The wicked at heart probably know something”, thus implementing that the “pure of heart”, i.e. credulous people, know nothing.1Giuliano da Empoli, a well-known Italian politician, culture personality and founder of the influential think tank Volta makes use of this Woody Allen quote to introduce his book Gli ingegneri del caos,2 The Engineers of Chaos.Read the full story, “How Media Technocrats Manipulate Public Opinion”, on globalissues.org →

  • China Wants to Mainstream Environmental Protection
    on October 2, 2019

    KUNSHAN, Jiangsu, China, Oct 02 (IPS) – In the 2014 China-US joint announcement on climate change, China promised to peak its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions around 2030. Later this commitment was cemented in the Paris Agreement signed in 2016.Read the full story, “China Wants to Mainstream Environmental Protection”, on globalissues.org →

  • Wall Street can Free the World’s 40 Million Modern-Day Slaves
    on October 2, 2019

    UNITED NATIONS, Oct 02 (IPS) – Financiers in Wall Street, the City of London and other banking centres should play a bigger role in freeing the millions of people who endure slave-like working conditions globally, according to a new study.Read the full story, “Wall Street can Free the World’s 40 Million Modern-Day Slaves”, on globalissues.org →

  • Russia’s Asymmetric Threat: An Expert Brief
    on October 2, 2019

    The U.S. has issued new economic sanctions against seven individuals linked to a Russian internet troll factory.  The sanctions were announced Monday with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo calling them a warning to foreigners seeking to interfere in U.S. elections. The U.S. Government is bolstering its efforts to defend voting systems ahead of next year’s … Continue reading “Russia’s Asymmetric Threat: An Expert Brief” The post Russia’s Asymmetric Threat: An Expert Brief appeared first on The Cipher Brief.