Politics

Russia-Africa Relations: “Geopolitical Arena with Many Players Operating”

As preparations are underway for the second Russia-Africa summit planned for 2022, African leaders, politicians, academic researchers and experts have been discussing several aspects of the current state of Russia-Africa relations. They, most often, compare it with a number of…

Why We Should Oppose the Democracy Summit

The exclusion of certain countries from the U.S. “democracy summit” is not a side issue. It is the very purpose of the summit. And excluded countries have not been excluded for failing to meet the standards of behavior of those…

On Putin’s Red Lines

A classic definition of the difference between a politician and a statesman is that, in disagreements with other nations, the latter can understand the position of the other side. This being essential to diplomatic engagement, the speech given by President…

Business as usual? Arms sales of SIPRI Top 100 arms companies continue to grow amid pandemic

Sales of arms and military services by the industry’s 100 largest companies totalled $531 billion in 2020—an increase of 1.3 per cent in real terms compared with the previous year. This is according to new data released today by the…

Palestine: Unfulfilled rights, unfulfilled promises

Since 1977, on or around 29 November every year, the United Nations has commemorated the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People. The date was chosen because of its significance for the Palestinian people. On this day in 1947,…

Killer Robots: Negotiate New Law to Protect Humanity

Legal Uncertainty, Growing Concerns Show Urgent Need for Regulation Governments should open negotiations to adopt new international law on lethal autonomous weapons systems, also known as “killer robots.” Existing international law is not adequate to address the urgent threats posed…

Indian Farmers’ Protest: Important Decisions Made during the latest Samyukta Kisan Morcha Meeting

*Samyukta Kisan Morcha Press Bulletin* 373rd day, 4th December 2021 * Samyukt Kisan Morcha held an important meeting yesterday and decided to continue with the farmers’ struggle till formal and satisfactory response from the Government of India is obtained –…

Honduras: “A vote of punishment for those who sank the country”.

Massive vote and overwhelming victory for Xiomara Castro and the opposition coalition. Reconciliation does not mean impunity. When, on Sunday night, the electoral authorities released the first preliminary report showing the presidential candidate of the opposition alliance, Xiomara Castro, leading…

The inclusion of digital rights in Chile’s new Constitution

There are times when windows of opportunity open up to advance the rights of peoples and at the same time allow for the adaptation of norms to new situations. In Chile, this possibility is emerging with the drafting of a…

Declaration of CEHUM-Alétheia in the face of the second round of the presidential elections in Chile

IN VIEW OF THE RESULTS OF THE PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION AND THE SECOND ROUND, THE CENTRE FOR HUMANIST STUDIES CEHUM-ALÉTHEIA DECLARES: As a Centre for Studies, we see with concern in the programme of Candidate José Antonio Kast a civilisational step…

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