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06.02.2014

Crises swamping developing economies

By Martin Khor* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis   GENEVA (IDN) – Several developing countries are now being engulfed in new economic crises as their currency and stock markets are experiencing sharp falls, and the end is not yet in sight. The “sell-off” in emerging economies has also spilled over to… »

21.01.2014

Austerity Generates Gigantic Costs

Austerity Generates Gigantic Costs

By Jutta Wolf | IDN-InDepth News Analysis BERLIN (IDN) – Austerity policies in several countries around the world are denying work to millions of people and leaving vast production opportunities unused, says a new study by the German-based World Future Council (WFC), which places the value of lost… »

09.12.2013

The road ahead after breakthrough over Iran

The road ahead after breakthrough over Iran

By Jayantha Dhanapala* | IDN-InDepth NewsViewpoint KANDY, Sri Lanka (IDN) – Even cynics must admit that the time comes in international relations when long frozen situations suddenly thaw causing positive change for international peace and security. Examples of such “game-changers” are many but outstanding are (in chronological… »

27.11.2013

‘We Are Suffering A Slow-Motion Nuclear War’

‘We Are Suffering A Slow-Motion Nuclear War’

[clear][divide] By Julio Godoy* | IDN-InDepth NewsInterview BERLIN (IDN) – Robert Jacobs was born 53 years ago, at the height of the cold war, amidst the then reigning paranoia of nuclear annihilation of humankind. In school, he was eight years old. “We learned about how to survive a nuclear… »

28.09.2013

What about the global ‘red line’ for nukes

What about the global ‘red line’ for nukes

By Ramesh Jaura* | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis BERLIN (IDN) – Reputed to be an ardent campaigner for a nuclear weapons free world, ICAN has yet again called upon the powers-that-be to ban all nukes threatening the very survival of planet Earth and entire humankind. The fervent appeal by the International Campaign to… »

03.09.2013

Syria, there is lot more crying for attention

Syria, there is lot more crying for attention

By Jayantha Dhanapal and Paolo Cotta-Ramusino for IDN-InDepth News As an emotional and political roller-coaster about Syria continues, some of the crucial facts and background are being ignored. So that these do not disappear completely from the radar, IDN is documenting the following statement issued on August 29 – Editor. »

26.08.2013

Civil Society Calls for Vote on Drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní Park

Civil Society Calls for Vote on Drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní Park

QUITO, Aug 24 2013 (IPS) – The Ecuadorean government’s decision to allow oil drilling in the Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet, has caused alarm among environmentalists and indigenous people, who are calling for a referendum on the issue. President Rafael Correa ordered the… »

16.08.2013

ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS HALTING DESERTIFICATION

ANOTHER STEP TOWARDS HALTING DESERTIFICATION

  By Ramesh Jaura | IDN-InDepth NewsAnalysis [clear] BERLIN (IDN) – When representatives of 194 States and the European Union, which are parties to one of the landmark global conventions, meet in the Namibian capital Windhoek from September 16 to 27, they will focus on intensifying efforts for ushering… »

25.07.2013

Containing The Fire in Syria No Easy Task

Containing The Fire in Syria No Easy Task

By Ryan Crocker* The awful conflict in Syria grinds on, with more than 100,000 dead and no end in sight. The calls to “do something” – anything – become louder: arm the rebels, enforce a no-fly zone, send in the Marines. Before the United States acts, Americans should reflect on… »

08.07.2013

Post-Morsi Egypt Fuel For Al-Qaeda Fires

Post-Morsi Egypt Fuel For Al-Qaeda Fires

By Eric Walberg* The removal of Egypt’s first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, by the army threatens to open a Pandora’s box. Al-Qaeda’s post-Bin Laden leader, (Egyptian) Ayman Zawahiri, has always been focused on combating local regimes and Arab rulers, these days, Assad in Syria. If Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood is… »

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