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The Final Frontier

Foreign Policy - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 19:07
Outer Space Security & Governance

The Energy Crisis Won’t Sabotage Climate Goals

Foreign Policy - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 18:56
Climate despair is understandable but misplaced.

Le sourire du conteur

Le Monde Diplomatique - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 18:45
S'il est vrai que, de tout temps, les humains ont été fascinés par les djinns, « êtres de feu sans fumée », et par les djinnias, « faites de fumée sans feu », force est de constater qu'ils n'en connaissent pas grand-chose, un peu comme ces dormeurs brutalement réveillés au milieu d'un rêve dont ils ne (...) / , , , , , , - 2017/05

The BDS Movement Has Already Lost

Foreign Policy - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 17:56
Where it counts—in the halls of government and boardrooms—the effort to boycott Israel doesn’t even register.

Baltic States Are Pushing NATO for More Than Just a Tripwire Against Russia

Foreign Policy - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 16:09
Moscow’s neighbors in NATO want larger troop deployments that could deter any more land grabs by Putin.

How Climate Change Fuels Global Hunger

Foreign Policy - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 09:58
As the climate crisis deepens, millions more people could face food insecurity.

Expanding State Power Still Tops Xi’s Agenda

Foreign Policy - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 01:01
A recently publicized speech reflects how the Chinese leader sees the country’s economic challenges.

Lebanon’s Surprisingly Promising Election

Foreign Policy - Thu, 19/05/2022 - 00:38
After years of political deadlock, the country may be starting to shake off its ruling class.

Beijing’s ‘Slow-Motion Lockdown’

Foreign Policy - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 23:53
Residents feel the walls are closing in with tighter restrictions in pursuit of zero COVID-19.

The False Promise of Europeanization

Foreign Policy - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 19:19
Central Europe and the Balkans expose the failures of European integration.

Face à l'OTAN, la Russie met le cap au Sud

Le Monde Diplomatique - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 18:18
En dépit de sa conversion au libre-échange, le complexe de la forteresse assiégée se renforce en Russie à la faveur de poussées concentriques qui lui échappent. L'OTAN et l'Union européenne avancent vers l'est, intègrent progressivement les anciens « pays frères » et les anciennes républiques soviétiques (...) / , , , , , , , , , , , , , , - Relations internationales

Jénine, enquête sur un crime de guerre

Le Monde Diplomatique - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 16:16
Le paysage défie toute description. Une incarnation de l'horreur, une vision d'après ouragan. Des maisons détruites, totalement ou partiellement, des débris de béton et de fer, des fils électriques entremêlés. Des voitures pulvérisées par les chars ou les missiles ajoutent une dimension barbare à cet (...) / , , , , , - 2002/05

The Russian Army Is an Atrocity Factory

Foreign Policy - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 14:21
State weakness has created a callous and brutalized soldiery.

Western Companies Still in Russia Are Making a Big Mistake

Foreign Policy - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 14:07
The moral, legal, and public relations risks of staying are huge.

What Are Sweden and Finland Thinking?

Foreign Policy - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 13:04
European leaders have reassessed Russia’s intentions and are balancing against the threat that Putin poses to the territorial status quo. 

Mariupol Finally Falls as Last Fighters Surrender

Foreign Policy - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 12:40
Russia’s position in the south is now cemented as prospects for peace remain remote.

Trump and Biden Let Afghanistan Collapse

Foreign Policy - Wed, 18/05/2022 - 12:00
The Taliban didn’t have to take over. But Washington made sure they would.

First Person: I am a woman, a refugee, ‘I am who I am’

UN News Centre - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 23:36
The UN migration agency, IOM, is running migrant centres across six provinces in Turkey as part of its refugee response, which provide migrants, refugees, and host community members, with education, social services, law, vocational guidance, and community support. One of those who has benefited from the centres is Leyla Al Darazi, originally from Lebanon, who although born male, has identified as female since a young age. To coincide with the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, marked on 17 May, Leyla told her story to Begum Basaran, a communications assistant with IOM Turkey. 

Minimal risk of monkeypox transmission in UK following confirmed case

UN News Centre - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 21:51
Risk of monkeypox transmission in the United Kingdom is minimal following a confirmed case of the rare and sometimes fatal animal-bourne disease, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday. 

WHO ‘concerned’ over COVID-19 outbreak in DPR Korea, reiterates full support

UN News Centre - Mon, 16/05/2022 - 21:01
The World Health Organization (WHO) on Monday expressed concern over the current COVID-19 outbreak in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), where no public vaccination programme has been put in place, reiterating its commitment to support the country response to the pandemic.