Search results

39 items
  1. Thumbnail

    US Election Verdict Imperils India Nuclear Deal

    Praful Bidwai
    09 November 2006
    Article
  2. Thumbnail

    Against Dictators: Use Law, not War

    John Cavanagh
    13 December 2002
    Article

    The argument over what action to take against Saddam Hussein is driven by the rhetoric of war. But can peaceful, legal action against Iraq's ruthless dictator be effective? The long campaign to bring Augusto Pinochet of Chile to justice offers an encouraging precedent.

  3. Thumbnail

    A Lost Opportunity

    01 June 1998
    Article
  4. Thumbnail

    U.N. Ambassador's Oily Past

    Phyllis Bennis
    08 January 2007
    Article
  5. Reclaiming People’s Sovereignty in an era of Corporate Power

    Brid Brennan
    26 November 2014
    Article

    Despite the track record of systemic and systematic violations of the range of human rights, the efforts to establish legally binding obligations and an instrument of enforcement within the UN system have been defeated by determined corporate opposition. The current Guiding Principles developed by the former Special Representative of the UN Secretary General, John Ruggie, do not create "any new international legal obligations" and are therefore non-binding.

  6. UN resolution goes far beyond no-fly zone

    Phyllis Bennis
    21 March 2011
    Article

    Foreign military intervention in Libya has little to do with humanitarian concerns, and protracted militarization could threaten the country's chance for real democratic development.

  7. Thumbnail

    The new Japan

    Achin Vanaik
    24 November 2006
    Article
  8. Thumbnail

    The US and the Kosovo Crisis

    Achin Vanaik
    22 April 1999
    Article
  9. Thumbnail

    Power and paradox in the United Nations

    Mariano Aguirre
    07 November 2006
    Article
  10. Iraq: The Invisible War

    Kamil Mahdi
    28 November 2010
    Article

    The US continues to paint a rosy picture of progress in Iraq but the reality is one of poverty, violence, torture and political corruption.

  11. Get all US forces and mercenaries out of Iraq

    Kamil Mahdi
    15 November 2010
    Article
  12. Haiti, Again?

    Phyllis Bennis
    20 January 2010
    Article

    The marginalisation of the UN and the militarisation of the US aid effort in Haiti reflect how humanitarian needs take a back seat to the Pentagon's priorities.

  13. Jaw-jaw about the Libya war-war

    Oscar Reyes
    31 March 2011
    Article

    Instead of focusing on the motives of the US and NATO, the opposition to the Libyan bombings needs to focus on the likely outcomes. Afghanistan and Iraq taught us there is still no way to bomb a country into democracy.

  14. The treaty on transnational corporations and human rights enters “negotiation mode”

    08 November 2017
    Article

    A treaty on transnational corporations (TNCs) and human rights moved a step closer during the latest meeting of the UN working group on human rights and transnational corporations, despite challenges from the EU and the US.

  15. What would Gandhi say to a seat in the Security Council?

    Praful Bidwai
    28 October 2010
    Article

    The Indian government should not waste its energies vying for a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, but redirect the use of its power radically.

  16. Thumbnail

    Pressing issues for UN peacekeeping operations

    Mariano Aguirre, Joana Abrisketa
    29 September 2009
    Article

    The resignation of the UN commander in chief in Congo this year is indicative of the rising number of problematic UN peacekeeping missions. For peacemaking in complex environments to have a chance of succeeding, members of the UN Security Council will need to transcend their own national security and economic interests.

  17. Thumbnail

    The United Nations and Spain in Haiti

    Mariano Aguirre
    01 February 2006
    Article
  18. Thumbnail
  19. Should NATO be helping Ukraine face Russia?

    Boris Kagarlitsky
    10 September 2014
    Article

    The debate about the role of NATO in Ukraine is starting too late: Western leaders already made a fatal decision to back the new Kiev government no matter what it is doing and no matter what the real situation is on the ground.

  20. Can a Security Council "Coalition of the Unwilling" Defy Washington's Sanctions Crusade?

    Phyllis Bennis
    26 May 2010
    Article

    Renewed U.S. efforts to bring sanctions against Iran are more backlash for being snubbed in favour of a tripartite deal with Turkey and Brazil than they are about nuclear proliferation. A UN Security Council coalition may be able to block U.S. pressure for sanctions that would only punish Iranian civilians.

Pages