Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Saudi Arabia Releases Ambitious Plan To Diversify Economy

Saudi Arabia Releases Ambitious Plan To Diversify Economy

Apr 27, 2016

Aerial View of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia By Nick Cunningham of Oilprice.com On Monday, Saudi Arabia released a blueprint for the future, a plan for the Kingdom that could alter the course of its history. The “Vision for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia” could radically transform Saudi Aramco, the Saudi economy, and the country’s social structure. The...

The Hypocrisy of the West and Fiscal Paradise

The Hypocrisy of the West and Fiscal Paradise

Apr 27, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Roberto Savio Roberto Savio, is founder and president emeritus of the Inter Press Service (IPS) news agency and publisher of Other News ROME, Apr 27 2016 (IPS) – The publication of the Panama Papers has now been digested, like any scandal, after just a few days. We are now getting so accustomed...

Choose Humanity: Make the Impossible Choice Possible!

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Herve Verhoosel Herve Verhoosel is the Spokesperson of the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), to be hosted in Istanbul on May 23-24. He was previously leading the Roll Back Malaria office at the UN in New York and was also Head of External Relations, Advocacy and Communication. In this Op-Ed Verhoosel...

Organised Civil Society Increasingly Hemmed In by Global Elites, Say Activists

Organised Civil Society Increasingly Hemmed In by Global Elites, Say Activists

Apr 27, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Constanza Vieira   Tunisian 2015 Peace Prize-winner Ali Zeddini (left), next to Sri Lankan activist Danny Sriskandarajah, secretary general of Civicus, and two other participants in the International Civil Society Week, hosted by Bogotá from Apr. 25-28, with the participation of 900 activists...

China Triggers Regional Divisions On South China Sea

China Triggers Regional Divisions On South China Sea

Apr 27, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Analysis by Kalinga Seneviratne IDN-InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters SINGAPORE (IDN) – Announcement by China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Laotian capital Vientiane on April 23 that a four-point agreement has been reached with three ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations)...

OPINION: World Economy in Serious Difficulty: Call for Bold Measures

OPINION: World Economy in Serious Difficulty: Call for Bold Measures

Apr 26, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Yilmaz Akyuz Yilmaz Akyuz is the chief economist of the South Centre, based in Geneva. A longer version of this article was originally published in the Real News network (http://therealnews.com/t2/) GENEVA, Apr 26 2016 (IPS) – The US was the cause of the crisis but has come out better than...

Any Ways to Combat Extremism?

Any Ways to Combat Extremism?

Apr 25, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Baher Kamal OIC summit in Istanbul. Credit: Courtesy of the OIC ROME, Apr 25 2016 (IPS) – “The objective of extremists is for us to turn on each other [and] our unity is the ultimate rebuke for that bankrupt strategy.” This is what the UN chief Ban Ki-moon has recently said. “While it may be...

Small Island States Urge Rapid Implementation of Climate Agreement

Small Island States Urge Rapid Implementation of Climate Agreement

Apr 23, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Ahmed Sareer Sea level rise threatens Raolo island in the Solomon Islands. Credit: Catherine Wilson/IPS. Apr 21 2016 (IPS) – The Paris Climate Change Treaty represents an historic step forward in the international effort to address the crisis. The Alliance of Small Island States (AOSIS) played a...

Istanbul Summit to Find Ways Out of Humanitarian Crises

Istanbul Summit to Find Ways Out of Humanitarian Crises

Apr 23, 2016

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   Analysis by Ramesh Jaura IDN-InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters BERLIN | NEW YORK (IDN) – It is an open secret that UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has put his heart into the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit set for May 23 and 24 in Istanbul, the most populous city in Turkey and...

Laws Criminalizing Drug Possession Can Cause More Harm

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Tenu Avafia, Rebecca Schleifer Tenu Avafia is a policy adviser on law, human rights and treatment access issues in the HIV, Health and Development Group at the United Nations Development Programme Rebecca Schleifer is a consultant at the United Nations Development Programme working on HIV, drug...