- Facing increasingly hostile diplomacy, Canberra is more likely to strengthen defense ties with Washington than cave to Beijing.
- The president is pushing against a law that digital rights groups say protect social media firms.
- Much of the donor money to Afghanistan is lost to fraud and abuse, in part by Western companies.
- A move to dissolve parliament could mean a fourth ballot in less than two years.
- If Biden gets the response right, he could put the region on better footing for years to come.
Foreign Policy Journal
- The Taliban must alter their zero-sum mentality and seriously commit to bringing peace to Afghanistan before it is too late. The post Why Do Taliban Continue to Kill If They Are Serious about Peace? appeared first on Foreign Policy Journal.
- Lebanon must end its lockdown or face economic, fiscal, and monetary disasters that pose an even greater threat to the country than COVID-19. The post Lebanon’s Dubious Second Wave and the Need to End Lockdown appeared first on Foreign Policy Journal.
- Blaming cyber attacks on governments has become routine, but has it resulted in accountability, punishment, or reduction in hostile cyber activities? The post What Has Publicly Blaming Cyber Attacks on Governments Solved? appeared first on Foreign Policy Journal.
- The current political crisis in Afghanistan is actually an important step towards a realistic peaceful solution: a political “unsettlement”. The post Afghan Peace is Now About the Art of the Possible, Not the Perfect appeared first on Foreign Policy Journal.
- Inherently overestimated COVID-19 fatality rates have created mass fear and panic, manufacturing consent for extreme and harmful authoritarian policies. The post COVID-19: What You Need to Know about Fatality Rates appeared first on Foreign Policy Journal.
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The Institute of International and European Affairs RSS Feed
- This explainer looks back at Alla Weinstein’s recent presentation, part of the ESB/IIEA Lecture Series: REthink Energy. Ms Weinstein examined the role that deep-water offshore wind will play in the energy mix of the low-carbon future. The post REthink Energy: Offshore Wind: The Future of Irish Energy? appeared first on IIEA.
- This blog evaluates the extent to which the European Commission’s new LGBTIQ equality strategy (2020-2025) fills the legislative gaps in terms of providing greater rights protection to LGBTIQ people across the EU. The post Towards a Union of Equality: Evaluating the LGBTIQ Equality Strategy 2020-2025 appeared first on IIEA.
- The Institute of International and European Affairs, (IIEA) a leading independent think-tank based in Dublin is seeking a full-time Researcher for European Affairs. The post Position available now for European Affairs Researcher at IIEA appeared first on IIEA.
- Following his address to the IIEA, this blog outlines Professor Sachs’ argument that the international community must live up to global commitments made in the SDGs in the post-pandemic recovery. The post Building Back Better: Sustainability Post-COVID-19 appeared first on IIEA.
- This paper discusses the implications of Brexit and COVID-19 on Ireland's transport sector. The post Implications of Brexit and COVID-19 for Ireland’s Key Transport Sectors appeared first on IIEA.
Ethics & International Affairs RSS Feed
- Writing in The Atlantic, Thomas Wright outlines three broad “camps” vying for influence over the foreign policy and national security policies of the Biden/Harris administration. There are the “restorationists”–the same term used by the Carnegie Council report for those who seek to return U.S. foreign policy to its broad, pre-2016 parameters; there are the reformers […]
- Welcome to our roundup of news and current events related to ethics and international affairs! Here’s some of what we’ve been reading this past month. The post What We’ve Been Reading appeared first on Ethics & International Affairs.
- A month ago, on The Doorstep podcast, Nahal Toosi, who is Politico’s foreign affairs reporter, discussed the competing narratives and policy preferences within the “big tent” of the Democratic Party and how, in the event that the Biden/Harris ticket prevailed in the presidential contest, all of this might play out. She observed, former U.S. officials […]
- For most people, the word “genocide” likely evokes mental images of concentration camps, killing fields, and mass graves. Deforestation, no matter how severe, would seem to be only tenuously related, if at all. The post Ecological Genocide in the Amazon: Raphael Lemkin and the Destruction of Human Groups appeared first on Ethics & International Affairs.
- Today, Senator Bob Menendez, the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, unveiled a comprehensive report prepared by the Democratic staff of the committee, The Cost of Trump’s Foreign Policy: Damages and Consequences for U.S. and Global Security. As the Senator noted in his letter of transmittal, he “directed members of my staff, Lowell […]
Global Issues RSS Feed
- KATHMANDU, Dec 02 (IPS) – The global pandemic hijacked 2020 and reset priorities, but countries now need to regroup and renew their commitment to cap global warming at well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels, as agreed in Paris in 2015.Read the full story, “Nepal's Climate Targets: Unrealistically Ambitious or Unnecessarily Ambiguous”, on globalissues.org →
- BULAWAYO, Dec 02 (IPS) – COVID-19 has magnified global food insecurity and is driving unhealthy eating and worsening malnutrition, food experts say. They have called for deliberate global investment in food as medicine on the back of growing diet-related illnesses.Read the full story, “How to Reap the Benefits of Food as Medicine”, on globalissues.org →
- MBABANE, Dec 02 (IPS) – Placing an online order for farming inputs saves Velebantfu Dlamini about USD12 in transport fees for a round trip of about 320 kilometres. The 26-year-old vegetable farmer from Nkhungwini in the Shiselweni Region, south of Eswatini, uses a portal to order from the National Agriculture Marketing Board (NAMBoard) Farm Store. […]
- WASHINGTON DC, Dec 02 (IPS) – The UN agency devoted to ending AIDS as a public health threat is calling on top politicians and governments across the world to ensure the right to quality healthcare is upheld, and not just a privilege to be enjoyed by the wealthy.Wealth begets wealth. This simple concept of privilege […]
- MBABANE, Dec 01 (IPS) – The Barilla Centre for Food and Nutrition (BCFN) has appealed to the United Nations to educate citizens to use their roles as consumers to create a momentum for change. This was ahead of the 2021 Food Systems Summit which the United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, will host on November 25 […]