Peace and Disarmament

30.11.2016

Peace with Russia is Possible

Peace with Russia is Possible

By Jonathan Power Trotsky, the one-time close comrade of Lenin, reportedly said, “You may not be interested in war but war is interested in you”. This is how it seems to have been with President Barack Obama when it comes to his policy towards Russia. Having come to power with… »

24.11.2016

The battle to uncover the truth and future of the Tunisian revolution

The battle to uncover the truth and future of the Tunisian revolution

By Soumaya Ghannoushi, for Middle East Monitor After long months of political and legal differences, the Truth and Dignity Commission (TDC) in Tunisia has managed to establish itself as one of the most important transitional justice institutions stipulated by the constitution approved in January 2014. In addition to the fact… »

23.11.2016

Seeking Nuclear Disarmament in Dangerous Times

Seeking Nuclear Disarmament in Dangerous Times

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has championed efforts for nations to make good on their pledges to abolish nuclear weapons. In 2009 he published a five-point proposal for nuclear disarmament, urging nuclear weapons states in particular to fulfill their promises under the Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) to negotiate for the total elimination… »

15.11.2016

Yemenis agree on truce beginning November 17: Kerry

Yemenis agree on truce beginning November 17: Kerry

Warring sides of the conflict in Yemen have agreed on a swift ceasefire agreement starting in the coming days, US Secretary of State John Kerry says. Kerry said on Tuesday that both the Houthi Ansarullah movement and an alliance of militants loyal to Yemen’s former President Abd Rabbuh Mansour Hadi,… »

14.11.2016

Kerry arrives in Oman for Yemen peace negotiations

Kerry arrives in Oman for Yemen peace negotiations

John Kerry arrived in the Sultanate of Oman in the early hours of Monday morning to discuss the Yemeni crisis and efforts to reach a peaceful settlement of the conflict. The US Secretary of State is scheduled to meet with Sultan Qaboos Bin Said and Oman’s Foreign Minister, Yousuf Bin… »

13.11.2016

Un-Trump the World

Un-Trump the World

A couple of dozen young people marched back and forth through downtown Charlottesville, Virginia, Saturday evening shouting “Love Not Hate!” and “No Human Being Is Illegal!” and “Black Lives Matter!” and similar anti-Trump inspired slogans. They didn’t hand out flyers or interact with other people at all, though… »

13.11.2016

Colombia, rebels agree on revised peace deal

Colombia, rebels agree on revised peace deal

Colombia’s government and the main rebel group in the country have agreed on a revised peace deal six weeks after people narrowly rejected an original agreement in a referendum. Bogota and the rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) said on Saturday that they had incorporated proposals from… »

11.11.2016

Armistice Day 98 Years On and the Need for a Peace to End All Wars

Armistice Day 98 Years On and the Need for a Peace to End All Wars

November 11 is Armistice Day / Remembrance Day. Ninety-eight years ago, on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, fighting ceased in the “war to end all wars.” People went on killing and dying right up until the pre-designated moment, impacting nothing… »

11.11.2016

A Good Time to Review Bush’s War Crimes

A Good Time to Review Bush’s War Crimes

I’ll be speaking at the upcoming Iraq Tribunal about war lies of 2002-2003 vintage. I’m nostalgic for the days when presidents had to lie to Congress and the public and obtain some modicum of support before bombing a foreign country. Already by the… »

10.11.2016

Trump’s election provides opportunity to re-assess the fundamentals of Australia’s defence policies

Trump’s election provides opportunity to re-assess  the fundamentals of Australia’s defence policies

IPAN – Independent and Peaceful Australia Network US President-elect, Donald Trump, has served notice of a US withdrawal from a “protective” military role for allies in South East Asia and the Pacific. He has urged these allies to take responsibility for their own defences. »

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