In many ways Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad was the ideal person with whom to speak at the dawn of the next Republican administration.
The Trump Administration’s national security staff is alarmingly mostly vacant as he takes office today.
The Two State Solution–the idea that a sovereign, secure and independent Palestine can co-exist with a sovereign secure and independent jewish state of Israel is arguably as far from being realized now than at anytime in the past twenty five years.
To kick off the Davos World Economic Forum this week, Chinese president Xi Jinping delivered a speech to a packed hall in which he denounced the conservative nationalism that is catching fire across the western world.
There is a midnight deadline for a possible intervention. “Senegalese troops have moved towards the Gambian border in a show of force to pressure President Yahya Jammeh to stand down.
A 70-year-old woman broke her leg while visiting India. Later, she went to a hospital in Reno, Nevada.
First, the bad news: The US is very important to the Paris Agreement. If Donald Trump chooses not to enforce Obama’s climate policies, there is very little chance the world will be able to contain global warming to 2 degrees Celsius.
Turkey is in crisis. A number of terrorist attacks in recent weeks has rattled Turkish society, there is a persistent and ongoing crackdown on civil society, and President Erdogan is engineering constitutional changes to further consolidate power.
Senators Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham introduced legislation yesterday that would prohibit the United States from funding any United Nations entity unless or until the Security Council rescinds last month’s resolution condemning Israeli settlement expansion.
Senators Lindsay Graham and Ted Cruz are introducing legislation today to restrict funding to the United Nations over last month’s Security Council vote to condemn Israeli settlement expansion as a barrier to the Two State Solution–a vote which the USA did not veto.
The 92-year-old ex president is one big step closer to outliving the last Guinea worm. “ Mali has eliminated Guinea worm disease bringing the world a step closer to eradicating the debilitating parasitic disease that is now only endemic in three African countries, the U.S.-based Carter Center said, citing provisional government figures.
In a year already characterized by global political uncertainty—and waning confidence in U.S. climate policy—China is posed to assume the role of world leader in all things climate diplomacy and clean-energy finance.
On December 1, Gambians went to the polls in a highly anticipated and contested presidential election.
The security situation, particularly in the south, continues to deteriorate. “A double bombing by the Taliban near the Afghan Parliament office compound in Kabul on Tuesday killed dozens of people during the early evening rush hour, officials said.
Maria J. Stephan knows how to fight authoritarianism. She is a pioneering academic who has documented both a rise in authoritarian regimes around the world and the successful strategies to bring them down.
The biggest killer disease in 2017 isn’t going to be HIV. Not Ebola, either. Or Zika or pandemic influenza, or even drug-resistant tuberculosis.
The floods come at a particularly bad time for rubber farmers…”Widespread flooding in Thailand’s south has killed 21 people, hit rubber production in the region and shut down infrastructure, officials said on Monday, as the military government increased aid to flood-affected areas.Thailand’s wet season usually ends in late November and heavy rain and flooding are rare in January.
2016 was a historic year in the world’s struggle to address climate change. The fine details of the Paris Agreement were hammered out, and, in November, it went into effect.
There is word that Congress may threaten to withhold dues payments to the United Nations over the vote last month in the Security Council that condemned Israeli settlement expansion an obstacle to the two state solution.
As the transition from the Obama to Trump administration looms, key agencies and cabinet posts are releasing exit memos detailing the key accomplishments and challenges during the last eight years.