October 11 is International Day of the Girl. Today there are over one billion girls ready to take their place in tomorrow's world. What kind of world are we leading them into, what have our generations done to help them lead full, satisfying, productive and happy lives? The theme this year is Girls' Progress = Goals' Progress.
The battle for Aleppo rages more than ever, and the clash between the United States and Russia have reached a level of risk which is higher than that during the Cuban crisis. The deployment of the most advanced Russian air defense systems has been further strengthened a few days ago by the arrival of the S-300VM Antej-2500.
António Guterres, the People Person, represents the very thing the international community needs at this delicate moment in time, namely dialogue, debate and discussion, the fundamentals of democracy. The personal history of António Guterres, chosen as the next Secretary-General of the UNO, makes him the G-spot in international relations.
The United Nations gains more than a breath of fresh air with the appointment of the Portuguese ex-Prime Minister and ex-UNHCR Director, António Guterres, as the next Secretary-General. The UN gets a free thinker, a man of integrity and courage, someone who is more than an apparatchik, someone who can make a difference, a people person.
For years and decades, the so-called 'left' in the West has been moderately critical of North American (and sometimes even of European) imperialism and neo-colonialism. But whenever some individual or country rose up and began openly challenging the Empire, most of the Western left-wing intellectuals simply closed their eyes.
After the start of normalization between Turkey and Russia, and the subsequent coup attempt on July 15, Turkish and Russian governments stepped up their efforts to solidify an alliance. Both countries began developing common strategies with respect to regional issues, most notably those regarding the Black Sea and Syria
Before the Olympics, the rhetoric used by the western media and WADA was Russian athletes were supported by "State Sponsored " drugs. But now, after the hacking of the WADA I.T. system, it appears thousands of athletes from around the world have been taking drugs prescribed by their own authorities
While the NATO countries are busy spending opne point two trillion USD on their collective military spending per year each and every year, repeated calls for help in South Sudan have gone practically ignored and today around one hundred thousand people are trapped in Yei with no escape and fighting blazing all around them.
Let us in first place and once again remember the victims of the MH 17 disaster and their families and friends and loved ones. Let us also ask what is the Netherlands, if not a failed version of Germany, what are the Dutch if not failed Germans? And has the Netherlands ever produced anything worthwhile except the Dyke? With a hole.
When Vitaly Churkin rose to speak at the UN to address Syria's ongoing tragedy, on Sunday 25th September, US Ambassador to the UN, Samantha Power, François Delattre, Permanent Representative for France and British Permanent Representative, Matthew Rycroft, metaphorically threw their toys out of the pram and walked out.
The one verity going into the first presidential debate, not widely recognized, was that it did not matter how Clinton managed and what she said, although a collapse on the stage clearly would have been a decisive-enough matter
Yesterday I watched Ms. Clinton on television screen, stumbling towards her van, after attending a ceremony at the WTC in New York City. She had to be grabbed by both arms by her aids, and then literally pulled into the vehicle. Recovery is always slow, and never complete, unless one gets self-centered and sends the rest of the world to hell.
FUKUS (France-UK-US), the neo-imperialist Axis, showed its true mettle in Libya where it strafed the water supply network to deprive civilians of water then bombed the electricity grid "to break their backs". War crimes? Certainly. And here they are again blaming Russia because their moderate terrorists are getting whipped in Syria.