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14.04.2016

Tears don’t dry In Kashmir

Tears don’t dry In Kashmir

Tears Don’t Dry In Kashmir  by Mary Scully, 13 April, 2016 Countercurrents.org ran a story from Mary Scully, US activist, telling of what happened yesterday 13 April 2016 in Handwara, Kashmir (a town about 70 km/37 miles from Srinagar) “…that is undisputed, even if inadequately reported. Two young men… »

09.04.2016

The Marshall Islands vs the world’s nuclear powers: questions and answers

The Marshall Islands vs the world’s nuclear powers: questions and answers

From the 7th to the 16th of March at the International Court of Justice in The Hague, the tiny Republic of the Marshall Islands (population 53,000) presented its preliminary arguments in cases brought against the United Kingdom (population 63 million), India (population 1.2 billion) and Pakistan (population 199 million), claiming… »

09.04.2016

Another kind of Nuclear Security Summit: The Marshall Islands vs. the Nuclear-Armed States

Another kind of Nuclear Security Summit: The Marshall Islands vs. the Nuclear-Armed States

By Jacqueline Cabasso The recent Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Obama in Washington, DC generated a goodly amount of hype, including some well-deserved criticism of its narrow focus on securing civilian highly enriched uranium (HEU) and other modest, voluntary steps aimed at preventing terrorists from acquiring weapons-useable… »

31.03.2016

An Indian author’s love for the mother tongue

An Indian author’s love for the mother tongue

Guwahati: Celebrated Kannada writer Santeshivara Lingannaiah Bhyrappa, who is widely regarded as one of modern India’s foremost novelists, opines that children in schools across India should be taught in their mother tongue. Professor Bhyrappa, who was recently at Guwahati Press Club for an interaction programme, however also emphasized the learning… »

22.03.2016

The Great Game & the partition of Syria

The Great Game & the partition of Syria

Russia’s decision to greatly reduce its military presence in Syria, coming as it did with little warning, has left the world struggling for explanations. Russia is to maintain a military presence at its naval base in Tartous and at the Khmeymim airbase. In fact Russia is “withdrawing without… »

16.03.2016

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

Day Seven at the ICJ: Making a Big Fuss

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) today concluded the preliminary phase of oral arguments in nuclear disarmament cases brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) against India, Pakistan and the United Kingdom. The hearings, which took place at the ICJ from 7-16 March, were the first contentious cases… »

15.03.2016

Day Six at the ICJ: Contempt of Court

Day Six at the ICJ: Contempt of Court

This morning at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) presented final oral arguments in its nuclear disarmament case against India during this phase. Phon van den Biesen, co-agent of the Marshall Islands, opened the session with a strong condemnation of India’s active participation… »

14.03.2016

The US v. India’s solar panels: a preview of TTP, TTIP, CETA, TISA, etc.

The US v. India’s solar panels: a preview of TTP, TTIP, CETA, TISA,  etc.

The United States has blocked India’s efforts to boost local production of solar cells and solar modules, which would have brought energy to millions of people in dire need of it, by denouncing it to the World Trade Organisation claiming that giving priority to local production violated WTO rules. India… »

10.03.2016

Day Four at the ICJ: Aspirational Rhetoric vs. Real Actions

Day Four at the ICJ: Aspirational Rhetoric vs. Real Actions

By Rick Wayman and Jackie Cabasso India presented oral arguments today at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the nuclear disarmament case brought by the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI). India has challenged the jurisdiction of the ICJ to hear this case, and has also claimed that the… »

06.03.2016

The Marshall Islands at the ICJ: Preview

The Marshall Islands at the ICJ: Preview

Over the next two weeks, oral arguments in the Marshall Islands’ nuclear disarmament cases will take place at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague. The Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) originally filed the lawsuits in April 2014 against all nine nuclear-armed nations (United States, Russia, United… »

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