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22.11.2020

Biden Is Facing a Showdown on Iran Sanctions

Biden Is Facing a Showdown on Iran Sanctions

By Evelyn Leopold President Trump has called the Obama-initiated nuclear agreement for Iran a “horrible one-sided deal” and withdrew from it in 2018. Except he really didn’t. This past summer, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo began a series of appeals to the UN Security Council, saying that the… »

21.11.2020

What is the G20, and what is different at this year’s Riyadh summit?

What is the G20, and what is different at this year’s Riyadh summit?

Marco Ferrari, Al Arabiya English This year’s G20 summit will be an event quite unlike any in the organization’s history. Hosted by Saudi Arabia, the Leaders’ Summit will bring leaders from 19 of the most powerful countries and the… »

20.11.2020

Why Biden Will Keep the U.S.-Imposed Cold War Rolling

Why Biden Will Keep the U.S.-Imposed Cold War Rolling

By Vijay Prashad Much will certainly change in the world of U.S. foreign policy when Joe Biden enters the White House. There will be a more measured tone, and less reliance upon Twitter to announce U.S. policy. Trump is brusque, as illustrated by the way he shoved aside Montenegro’s… »

20.11.2020

BRICS 2020: Achievements and Future Challenges

BRICS 2020: Achievements and Future Challenges

By Kester Kenn Klomegah On November 17, under Russia’s BRICS Chairmanship, Vladimir Putin hosted the 12th BRICS Summit via videoconference. The leaders of Brazil, India, China and South Africa participated to discuss the state and prospects of cooperation within BRICS, discussed the global stability and security, and most importantly exchanged views on joint efforts to halt… »

18.11.2020

Moldovans elect their first female president

Moldovans elect their first female president

Maia Sandu beat Igor Dodon in Sunday’s runoff vote Maia Sandu is set to become Moldova’s first female president after winning a landslide victory in Sunday’s election. According to preliminary figures from Moldova’s Central Electoral Commission (CEC), Sandu took 57.7 percent of the vote compared to 42.3 percent for… »

17.11.2020

Africa’s governance performance declines for the first time in a decade, finds 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Africa’s governance performance declines for the first time in a decade, finds 2020 Ibrahim Index of African Governance

Mo Ibrahim, Chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, says: “This is a testing time for Africa. Pre-existing weaknesses and challenges in African governance, as uncovered by the 2020 IIAG, are exacerbated by COVID-19, which also threatens economic progress. Citizens’ dissatisfaction and mistrust with governance delivery are growing. African states have… »

17.11.2020

Revising Our Moral Values: A Society Not Based on Work

Revising Our Moral Values: A Society Not Based on Work

By Flavio Del Santo In memory of David Graeber (1961-2020), whose untimely death deprived contemporary anarchist ideology of one of its finest thinkers Why do we (and should we) work? We are today going through a global pandemic which inevitably conditions some of the structures of our society. The places… »

17.11.2020

2020 elections: where the left grew, where the liberal right maintained its hegemony

2020 elections: where the left grew, where the liberal right maintained its hegemony

Brasil de Fato Daniel Giovanaz e Igor Carvalho The largest cities in the country, São Paulo (SP) and Rio de Janeiro (RJ) will have a second round of voting on November The 2020 municipal elections will be marked by the strengthening of left-wing parties among the… »

17.11.2020

Chile – Traps to the real Constitution Change

Chile – Traps to the real Constitution Change

by Cecilia Capanna Tomás Hirsch, independent Chilean parliamentarian, founder of Acción Humanista and two-times candidate for the Presidency of the Republic of Chile, explains how the Yes to the referendum on 25 October could run into traps that could affect the process of rewriting… »

16.11.2020

Beyond empires, the Universal Human Nation

Beyond empires, the Universal Human Nation

The post-election landscape in the United States of America is an indecent spectacle. Once again the discrepancy between the discourse that propagates democratic values and actual political practice in that country is confirmed. Various analysts have pointed out on many occasions how little objective relevance there is of the election… »

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