Nuclear Deal Again?

WebPublicaPress (New York) - Iran’s supreme leader said on June 11 that a deal with the West over Tehran’s nuclear work was possible if the country’s atomic infrastructure remained intact, amid a stalemate between Tehran and Washington to revive a 2015 nuclear pact. Months of indirect talks between Tehran and Washington to salvage the nuclear accord [...]

Saudi & Iran Nuclear Pact

By Thalif Deen - UNITED NATIONS  — Saudi Arabia and Iran— two archrivals in the Middle East who severed links seven years ago—re-established diplomatic, political and economic relations last week (15 March) in a historic deal brokered by China, one of the world’s major nuclear powers.
Described as a victory for Chinese diplomacy in a volatile region [...]

Women’s Resilience

By Magdalena Sepulveda - GENEVA, Switzerland – She will be called Aya. This is the name that nurses gave to the infant baby pulled from the rubble of a five-story building in Jinderis, northern Syria. A miracle. Beside her, the rescuers found her mother, dead.
She had given birth within hours of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck [...]

Russia a Weapons Supplier

By Thalif Deen - UNITED NATIONS — When the 193-member UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on 23 February calling on Russia to “immediately, completely and unconditionally” withdraw all of its military forces from Ukraine and the cessation of hostilities, the vote was 141 in favour, 32 abstentions and seven against.
Besides Russia, the six “noes” included [...]

Turkiye Needs New F-16

WebPublicaPress – New York - Türkiye has to give importance to the modernization plans to balance the air power in the Aegean in case of Greece’s new aircraft projects, retired Turkish Air Force commander General Abidin Ünal has aid, adding that Türkiye should also rely on its domestic infrastructure, Turkish Hurriyet Daily News reported.

One of the most discussed issues [...]

Full Hands of Middle East

By Aaron David Miller and Steven Simon (FP – New York) For most of his first two years in office, U.S. President Joe Biden has been extremely fortunate to have avoided sustained entanglement with the Middle East, a place where more often than not, U.S. foreign-policy ideas—good and bad—have gone to die.
Biden may have a harder [...]

Syrian Refugees Camp

By H.D. Wright - The writer was recently elected to serve as Global Youth Representative at Education Cannot Wait, the UN fund for education in emergencies, marking the first example of a young person being democratically elected to the governing body of a global humanitarian fund. Now, he represents over 100 youth-led NGOs from across Africa, [...]

Foreign Affairs on Iran

WebPublicPress – (New York) – “Iran has invested more of its limited capabilities in its aspiration to upend the U.S.-led world order than perhaps any other country in the world, including China and Russia. In so doing, it has neglected the well-being of its people and made itself poorer and less secure,” writes Karim Sadjadpour, senior fellow [...]

China & New World Order

WebPublicaPress (New York) – Seen in real time, multinational efforts to curb China’s rise look scattered, writes Tufts University’s Michael Beckley, in the forthcoming March/April issue of Foreign Affairs. “Step back from the day-to-day commotion, however, and a fuller picture emerges: for better or worse, competition with China is forging a new international order.”

“Through a surge of repression and [...]

Battle for Palestine in UN

By Thalif Deen – UNITED NATIONS  - When Israeli Ambassador Gilat Erdan made an unusual presentation before the Security Council last week displaying a large rock, which he claimed, was hurled at Israeli vehicles in the Occupied Territories, a reporter at a UN press conference asked whether Palestinians will be given the right of reply— [...]

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