Deadlock Over Disarmament ‘Not Acceptable’: Guterres

GENEVA | 28 February 2024 (IDN | UN Geneva) — Amid geopolitical divides, arms competition, increasingly dangerous new technologies and an elevated nuclear risk, the Secretary-General highlighted his concern that the UN Conference on Disarmament is consistently failing to deliver. The Conference, which was established with the primary goal of fostering cooperation for mutual disarmament, […]

Gaza War: Europe, Israel and the US Form the Triangle of Guilt

By Boaventura de Sousa Santos* ‘Z’ originally published this article under the Creative Commons licence. COIMBRA, Portugal | 26 February 2023 (IDN) — In 1947, Karl Jaspers published a short book entitled The Question of German Guilt (Die Schuldfrage)[1]. It was the time of a Germany devastated in body and soul, a pariah people, disgraced […]

DR Congo: Who Will Fill the Power Vacuum When Blue Helmets Leave?

By Manuel Wollschläger The Under-Secretary-General for UN Peace Operations, Jean-Pierre Lacroix (left), visited on 13 February the eastern part of DR Congo, with stops in Goma, Beni and Bukavu. Photo: MONUSCOW The IPS-Journal published the following article on 16 February. The author is the Head of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung’s office in the Democratic Republic of Congo. […]

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