President Barack Obama’s visit to Cuba reflects a new way of formulating and implementing U.S. policy toward Cuba. This new policy is different not only from the sanctions that had been the long-standing U.S. policy toward Cuba but also from the policies suggested by the leading U.S. presidential candidates. Obama’s new policy toward Cuba starts from a different premise the United States will make decisions that reflect its values and its interests, independent of what the Cuban government may or may not do.
Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU Foreign Policy Chief Federica Mogherini read a joint statement on implementation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) and removal of sanctions imposed against Iran.
The joint statement was read out in Vienna.
The joint statement will pave the way for removal of all sanctions.
BERLIN (IDN) - “Every gun that is made, every warship launched, every rocket fired signifies, in the final sense, a theft from those who hunger and are not fed, those who are cold and are not clothed,” declared U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower in April 1953. A new report shows that these remarks remain relevant and yet unheeded 62 years later.
While hunger, poverty and depravity continue to stalk developing lands, the report by the prestigious Congressional Research Service (CRS) finds that the United States remains the single largest weapons supplier to developing nations, controlling more than 50 percent of the global arms market. From 2011 to 2014, Washington made arms supply agreements worth nearly $115 billion with developing nations.
This years WPF tackled hybrid warfare and the disorder shadowing our world today.
“13” is the bad luck number in some cultures. Even architects and scientists try to go around it, just in case; to the extent that high rise buildings in North America skip the 13th floor, so after 12th floor, comes 14th!
But not for The World Public Forum on Dialogue of Civilisations, held in Rhodes, Greece every autumn. This year’s forum, number 13, was indeed the best ever.
Would the Silk Roads come back change the way we trade and end the way commerce is used as an instrument of power projection?
There is no doubt that the United States is losing its status and influence as the world’s economic leader, and this is only good for the rest of the world.
Russia's central bank has replaced its head of monetary policy after President Vladimir Putin criticised the failure of emergency measures to halt the ruble's decline.
Dmitry Tulin, a former central bank official who also worked at the International Monetary Fund and Deloitte, will take on Ksenia Yudaeva's role as first deputy governor in charge of monetary policy, the Bank of Russia said in a statement 14 January. Yudaeva, who remains a first deputy to Governor Elvira Nabiullina, will focus on forecasting, strategy and financial stability, she told reporters in Moscow.
In the wake of the attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo that left 12 people dead, a heated battle of opinion is being waged in France and several other countries on the issue of freedom of expression and the rights of both media and the public.
On one side are those who say that freedom of expression is an inherent human right and a pillar of democracy, and on the other are representatives of a range of views, including the belief that liberty comes with responsibility for all sectors of society.
Israeli leaders said Sunday that they would welcome with open arms French Jews who fear for their safety in the wake of attacks by Islamist extremists against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo and shoppers at a kosher supermarket in Paris last week.
The controversial low-brow Hollywood comedy, 'The Interview', portrays the story of two US talk-show journalists on assignment to interview Kim Jong-un – and midway down the road are recruited by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) to poison the North Korean leader.
The annual New Year's address here, given in the waning moments of the old year, is usually a chance for the Russian president to list the country's accomplishments, recall the year's high points and wish everyone a happy holiday.
The United States re-asserted its political and economic clout – and its ability to twist arms and perhaps metaphorically break kneecaps – when it successfully lobbied to help defeat a crucial Security Council resolution on the future of Palestine last week.