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An Informal Economic Recovery

Foreign Policy - Fri, 17/09/2021 - 17:30
A surge in low-quality jobs may prime Latin America for social unrest.

China and the United States Could Sabotage EU Emission Efforts Again

Foreign Policy - Fri, 17/09/2021 - 17:22
Brussels needs to fight to defend its carbon-border policy.

Lebanon crisis needs international assistance urgently: WHO chief 

UN News Centre - Fri, 17/09/2021 - 17:19
Lebanon’s enduring economic crisis risks reversing decades of gains in people’s wellbeing, the head of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.    

When Germany Was China

Foreign Policy - Fri, 17/09/2021 - 16:57
Attempts to explain Berlin’s militarism tells us something about how analysts approach Beijing.

Refugees face dire consequences from COVID-19 underfunding, UNHCR warns 

UN News Centre - Fri, 17/09/2021 - 16:43
Underfunding has left a “yawning gap” in the UN Refugee Agency’s ability to protect forcibly displaced people worldwide from the fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UNHCR said on Friday. 

Biden, a Lifelong U.N. Advocate, Needs the Institution More Than Ever

Foreign Policy - Fri, 17/09/2021 - 16:42
From COVID-19 to climate, the U.S. president will focus his first General Assembly speech on the world body’s indispensability.

New Cruise Missile Gives North Korea Lethal Capability

Foreign Policy - Fri, 17/09/2021 - 12:44
The long-range weapon could strike South Korea, Japan, and U.S. bases in the region.

France Rages at AUKUS Sub Snub

Foreign Policy - Fri, 17/09/2021 - 11:59
As French officials complain of being blindsided over submarine deal, Australia says it communicated its reservations clearly.

The Post-Merkel Return of German Ideologies

Foreign Policy - Fri, 17/09/2021 - 11:15
After years of consensus, a new era of division is set to roil German politics at home and abroad.

Moscow Expands Its Military Footprint on NATO’s Borders

Foreign Policy - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 23:08
Russia has been wargaming with Belarus. Sometimes, that’s a prelude.

Democracy Was Never Going to Stop Islamist Terrorism

Foreign Policy - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 23:06
Twenty years after 9/11, U.S. policy in the Middle East is still based on a fundamental mistake.

U.S. and India Step Up Climate Cooperation

Foreign Policy - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 23:00
U.S. climate envoy John Kerry’s visit to New Delhi highlights an overlooked aspect of the bilateral relationship.

Bachelet calls for major re-think over impact of sanctions on human rights

UN News Centre - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 22:54
Unilateral and coercive sanctions imposed by governments can create severe and undue suffering for innocent people who bear no responsibility for alleged misconduct, the UN rights chief warned the Human Rights Council on Thursday.

U.S. Seeking Basing in Australia After Submarine Deal

Foreign Policy - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 22:41
The Biden administration is hoping to rotate fighters and bombers to the land Down Under.

U.S. Asks U.N. to Waive Taliban Travel Ban

Foreign Policy - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 21:30
A key Biden lever over the Taliban has been removed.

Venezuela's justice system aiding repression: Human rights probe

UN News Centre - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 20:12
The independence of Venezuela’s justice system has been “deeply eroded”, to such an extent that it plays a significant role in the State’s repression of government opponents, UN-appointed independent rights experts said on Thursday.   

India Welcomes AUKUS Pact as China Deterrent

Foreign Policy - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 19:24
The agreement will help New Delhi with its quest for a stable balance of power in the Indo-Pacific.

Africa faces 470 million COVID-19 vaccine shortfall this year 

UN News Centre - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 18:48
Africa needs around 470 million doses to accomplish the global of fully vaccinating 40 per cent of its population by the end of the year, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday.  

Annual Secretary-General’s report reveals a world tested ‘to the limit’

UN News Centre - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 18:35
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to be the greatest shared global challenge since the UN’s founding 75 years ago, according to the annual Report of the Secretary-General on the Work of the Organization, published on Thursday. 

America’s Hollow Africa Policy

Foreign Policy - Thu, 16/09/2021 - 18:31
Washington’s focus on stability over human rights is alienating Africa’s youth.