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The phenomenon of land grabbing by multinationals

Giancarlo Elia Valori Since 2012 the United Nations has adopted voluntary guidelines for land and forest management to combat land grabbing. But only a few people know about the guidelines, which aim to protect small farmers particularly in Third World countries. When multinational investors buy up fields for …

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Why Did States Sign NPT Treaty As Non-Nuclear Weapon States

Shiza Khan Following the inception of the “Treaty on the non-proliferation of nuclear weapons NPT” in 1967, about 186 states signed NPT as non-nuclear weapon states (NNWS) which are obliged to refrain from acquiring or manufacturing nuclear weapons nor these states are allowed to seek or receive assistance …

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Will the New Interim Government Lead Libya Out Of A Long-Standing Crisis?

Hassan Mansour Last week, February 17, Libyans celebrated the 10th anniversary of the revolution that ousted the long time leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The decade that followed the violent change of power has not brought Libya any closer to the desired outcome. Instead, the country plunged into endless …

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Can diplomats be proactive online without becoming “wolf-warrior”?

Redu Magdin With the increasingly important digital world, traditional, offline tools and approaches are becoming less and less sufficient and effective in shaping the public conversation, influencing the global or national public opinion, and obtaining trust. As a part of reform that veers towards revolution in a domain …

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Possibility of an alliance in Sino-Russian Relations

Raihan Ronodipuro The defense ministers’ meeting of NATO member states was held in video format a few days ago (17/2/2021). During the period, the discussion focused on the topic of “China-Russia threat” and believed that a “global approach” should be adopted to curb China-Russia expansion.” At the same …

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War or no war

Ahmad Jawad Twentieth century was a century of great events and developments in every part of human life. The century is marked by the deadliest wars, deadliest weapons and unprecedented interconnectedness. The destructive power of A-bombs and the interconnectedness that transformed world into a global village infused traditional …

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The world arms sales market

Giancarlo Elia Valori New data from Sipri’s Arms Industry Database, released last December, show that arms sales by the world’s twenty-five largest defence equipment and military services companies totalled 361 billion dollars in 2019. This is an 8.5% increase in real terms in arms sales compared to 2018. …

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A global strategy for sustainable development

Giancarlo Elia Valori The years 2020 and 2021 will go down in history as the two-year period of the Covid-19 pandemic, a global health catastrophe which, although less severe than the two great pandemics of the 20th century – the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918-1920 and the Asian …

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Islamophobia and Western World

“How Islamophobia developed in west and how it built track towards influencing life of common man?” In this research paper we are going to conduct a research on Islamophobia, its causes, its impact. First aim is to define and explain phobia. Define and explain  Islamophobia. Its main causes. …

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