Perspectives on Geopolitics, History, and Political Economy

Astana Economic Forum Focuses on Sustainable Energy

Astana Economic Forum Focuses on Sustainable Energy

Jul 19, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Ramesh Jaura This is the sixth in a series of articles from Kazakhstan which being geographically located both in Asia and Europe, considers itself a Eurasian country. The articles are based on information gathered during a visit from June 7 to June 15 on the occasion of the opening of...

Trump Has Secretive Teams to Roll Back Regulations, Led by Hires With Deep Industry Ties

Trump Has Secretive Teams to Roll Back Regulations, Led by Hires With Deep Industry Ties

Jul 14, 2017

by Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Danielle Ivory, The New York Times, July 11, 2017, 5 a.m. President Trump entered office pledging to cut red tape, and within weeks, he ordered his administration to assemble teams to aggressively scale back government regulations. But the effort — a signature theme in Trump’s populist campaign for the White House — is...

Extreme Weather Wiping Out Hard-Won GDP Gains in Hours

Extreme Weather Wiping Out Hard-Won GDP Gains in Hours

Jul 14, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Kenton X Chance BRUSSELS, Belgium, Jul 14 2017 (IPS) – With Antigua and Barbuda joining St. Kitts and Nevis as the two eastern Caribbean nations to attain middle-income country status, a senior diplomat has identified climate change as a major factor preventing other nations in the grouping from...

Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Trillion-tonne iceberg breaks off Antarctica

Jul 12, 2017

One of the biggest icebergs in history has snapped off the West Antarctic ice shelf, according to scientists who have been monitoring a growing crack for months. Satellite images confirmed that the trillion-tonne iceberg had broken away and was adrift at sea. “The calving occurred sometime between Monday, July 10 and Wednesday, July 12, when...

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

Promoting Sustainable Population Growth, Key to Raising Human Rights Standards

Jul 11, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim Dr. Hanif Hassan Al Qassim, is Chairman of the Geneva Centre for Human Rights Advancement and Global Dialogue   GENEVA, Switzerland, Jul 11 2017 (IPS) – The world population has witnessed a remarkable growth during the recent decades. In 1965, it stood at 3.3...

The G20 and the Inequality Crisis

The G20 and the Inequality Crisis

Jul 7, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Helle Thorning-Schmidt LONDON – Almost a decade ago, facing a near-collapse of the financial system and the risk of a depression, the world needed a new form of leadership to navigate and restore confidence in the global economy. That’s why, in 2009, at his first global summit as US president, Barack Obama joined...

Nordic States Support Sustainable Development Goals

Nordic States Support Sustainable Development Goals

Jun 18, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IDN InDepthNews   By Lowana Veal REYKJAVIK (IDN) – Leaders of the five largest Nordic countries recently announced support of the Nordic countries as a whole for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed under UN auspices. The initiative, called Nordic Solutions to Global Challenges, was initially...

Latin America’s Rural Exodus Undermines Food Security

Latin America’s Rural Exodus Undermines Food Security

Jun 17, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By Fabiana Frayssinet This article forms part of special IPS coverage for the World Day to Combat Desertification, celebrated June 17. BUENOS AIRES, Jun 17 2017 (IPS) – In Latin America and the Caribbean, which account for 12 per cent of the planet’s arable land, and one-third of its fresh water...

The Rise of the Food Barons

The Rise of the Food Barons

Jun 15, 2017

Commentary from Project Syndicate By Christine Chemnitz The industrial-agriculture sector has long faced criticism for practices that contribute to climate change, environmental destruction, and rural poverty. And yet the sector has taken virtually no steps to improve quality and sustainability, or to promote social justice. This is not surprising. Although...

Alert Over Lethal Virus Affecting Popular Tilapia Fish

Alert Over Lethal Virus Affecting Popular Tilapia Fish

May 29, 2017

Global Geopolitics and Political Economy Net – IPS   By IPS World Desk ROME, May 29 2017 (IPS) – A highly contagious disease is spreading among farmed and wild tilapia, one of the world’s most important fish for human consumption, the United Nations warns, adding that though not a human health risk, Tilapia Lake Virus has large potential impact on...