Farewell To The World Social Forum?

By Roberto Savio, Greattransition.org -

The first World Social Forum in 2001 ushered in the new century with a bold affirmation: “Another world is possible.” That gathering in Porto Alegre, Brazil, stood as an alternative and a [...]

US Policy: Global Climate Crisis Not Our Problem. Really?

By William Boardman, Reader Supported News -

By withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement, the US is effectively saying the global climate crisis is not our problem. This is American exceptionalism run amok. The US acts as if it can [...]

Activists Slam Slow DC Pace On Ending Korean War

By Andrew Salmon, Asiatimes.com -

With anti-American voices starting to rise, students, feminists and academics worry that US seeks Cold War status quo in Korea. At a time when Pyongyang-Washington denuclearization talks have hit [...]

What Is ‘The UN We Need’ And Who Gets To Choose?

By Staff, Un2020.org -

Why are civil society organisations excited about strengthening the UN when momentum seems distinctly in the opposite direction? When divisions are rife and the international system is in damage [...]

The Untold Story Of The Trump-Ukraine ‘Scandal’: The Routine Corruption Of US Foreign Policy

By Joe Lauria, Consortiumnews.com -

The most crucial aspects of the Trump-Ukraine “scandal,” which has led to impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, are not being told, even by Republicans. Trump was very likely motivated by [...]

Open Letter In Support Of Canadian Attending Labor Conference In Syria Against Witchhunt

By Staff, Syriasolidaritymovement.org -

We write to you as fellow trade unionists and comrades dedicated in the struggle for workers’ rights in support of Donald Lafleur and his visit to the GFTU trade union congress in Damascus. [...]

A Urinal In A Scottish Pub Reveals Why Toilets Matter In International Politics

By Rhys Crilley and Robert A Saunders, Intrepidreport.com -

If you wanted to see international politics in action, where would you go? Maybe the UN headquarters in New York to see diplomats debating resolutions of global import? Or drop in on one of the [...]

What Diplomacy? Here Are 36 Countries The US Has Bullied This Week

It’s been a busy few days for American diplomacy, with three dozen nations ending up at the receiving end of threats, ultimatums and sanctions this week alone. And it’s only Friday. Mexico is the [...]

Memo To Donald Trump: It’s Time To End-Run Your Advisers On North Korea

By Joel Wit and Richard Sokolsky, Nationalinterest.org -

The United States and North Korea are once again locked in a diplomatic standoff over denuclearization and the normalization of U.S.-North Korean relations, which has unfortunately brought to a [...]

What Really Happened In Hanoi?

By Mike Whitney, Unz.com -

While the western media has written off last weekend’s summit in Hanoi as a failure, the talks did help to burnish Kim Jong-un’s reputation as a sincere statesman committed to peacefully [...]

Meet Juan Guaido’s First Ambassador, Fake Twitter Diplomat Slammed By Costa Rica For ‘Unacceptable Entry’

By Anya Parampil, Grayzoneproject.com -

While tweeting that she had taken charge of Venezuela’s Embassy in Costa Rica on February 20, Maria Faría demonstrated that she was more familiar with the conventions of social media than those [...]

Kim Jong Un Annual Address Opens Door To Successful Negotiations With US

By Robert Carlin, 38north.org -

In his January 1st New Year’s speech, Kim Jong Un was almost relentlessly positive in discussing DPRK-US relations, a topic that took up an unusually large portion of the entire address. Rather [...]

North And South Korea Continue To Move Toward Peace And Integration, Despite US

By Staff, Zoominkorea.org -

North and South Korea held high-level talks at Panmunjom on October 15 and adopted a joint statement on implementing the Pyongyang Joint Declaration signed at the inter-Korean summit on September [...]

Diplomatic Deadlock: Can U.S.-North Korea Diplomacy Survive Maximum Pressure?

By Gregory Elich, Counterpunch.org -

South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s meeting with North Korean Chairman Kim Jong-un on September 18-20 culminated in the signing of the Pyongyang Declaration, which marked a significant advance [...]

Koreas Agreed To Disarm Border Village

By Staff, Newsinfo.inquirer.net -

Pyongyang, North Korea — North and South Korea have agreed to disarm a jointly controlled border village, starting with the removal of landmines. A joint statement signed by the countries’ [...]

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