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The West Goes West: Greed, Speed and the Fear of Simplicity

Introduction I began thinking about what I am now writing about two months ago, and I am now ready to bite the bullet, and to cut the Gordian Knot of dithering around reported facts and events, propaganda, visceral hatreds, atavism, greed and ambition. The final trigger for my …

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Russia responds to America’s plan to win WW III

The U.S. Government no longer designs nuclear weapons to prevent WW III, but instead to win WW III. Whereas both the Soviet Union and the United States used to design their strategy and weapons so as to prevent a Third World War so that neither side would win …

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Human Rights Across The World: Never More In Peril?

Sam Harris  The human right scenario across the world is abysmal. Human rights have been undermined across the world, and even in the United States, which is the staunchest champion of democracy, human rights are in peril. Freedom of expression, which is considered the cornerstone of human rights, …

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Education transformation needed for ‘inclusive, just and peaceful world

Education has been Secretary-General António Guterres’ “guide and touchstone,” he said on Monday, the final day of the Transforming Education Summit, warning that it is in “a deep crisis”. “I regard myself as a lifelong student…Without education, where would I be? Where would any of us be?”, he …

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‘Tsunami of hunger’ could trigger multiple famines

As risks of conflict-induced famine and widespread food insecurity continue to rise, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator urged the Security Council on Thursday to address the interlinked crises, and work towards establishing lasting peace in affected regions. Humanitarian Affairs chief Martin Griffiths recalled previous warnings over the impact …

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Media-saturation challenges trust in European democracy

Kevin Casey   Media is this layer that exists everywhere in our lives’, said Dr Tanya Lokot as she explained the term ‘mediatized’ to Horizon Magazine. It gives her the title of the seven-country research project she leads from the School of Communications, Dublin City University (DCU). ‘It’s …

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South Sudan: Extended roadmap for lasting peace deal, a ‘way point, not an end point’

Since 2018, the Revitalized Agreement between the key players in South Sudan’s long-running civil war has provided a framework for peace, the Head of the UN mission there, UNMISS, told the Security Council on Friday – “despite continued outbreaks of intercommunal violence”. UN Special Representative Nicholas Haysom said …

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Cross-Regional Cooperation via Entrepreneurship; a possibility?

Laraib Fahat In the contemporary times, a diverse section of people quitting their jobs to find their true potential via entrepreneurship. It is a new form of employment where people no longer depend on the traditional means of employment but rather create their own streams of generating capital. …

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