Next Cold War Roundup 2/1/16 Syrian Peace Talks After delays and controversies, the Geneva 3 Syrian peace talks are proceeding, despite many experts’ doubts that they would ever get started or produce any useful results. The Saudi-backed High Negotiating Committee arrived in Geneva after receiving some assurances from the US
The shadow of the 87-year-old looms large over the U.S. and its allies’ policy of destabilization which other world leaders decry as a “policy of terror.”
Two years after the controversial appointment of Saudi Arabia to the UN Human Rights Council, leaked cables reveal the UK was a key player in the election.
Israel’s discriminatory allocation of water, along with its theft, destruction and pollution of Palestinian water resources, sparks accusations of racism.
Against the objections of the United Nations, this week the United States and the United Kingdom together helped arm the world’s child soldiers.
On September 1, the United States government rejected several recommendations from countries which suggested how the U.S. could better uphold human rights. Rejected recommendations included abolishing the death penalty, ending spying on private communications of people of the world, and allowing foreign aid to assist rape victims in war zones who need access to safe abortions.
While the Iran deal is often touted as the only possible solution to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons in the Middle East, both U.S. and Israeli intelligence reports suggest that country never intended to build a nuclear weapon. Meanwhile, Israel, one of its regional neighbors, possesses not only 80 functioning nuclear warheads but also the capability to use them.