The UN Involvement in Palestine: a Historical Perspective

By Diego Del Priore, Associate Researcher, Near East and North Africa Programme, Institute of Advanced Studies in Geopolitics and Auxiliary Sciences (IsAG)

The proclamation of the 2014 International Year of the Solidarity with the Palestinian People by the General Assembly of the United Nations constitutes the opportunity to take stock of the UN involvement in the framework of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as well as the core themes intimately linked to it. In the same year of the bloodshed in the Gaza strip many issues remain unsolved, as the situation on the ground and the progressive Israeli colonization have been worsening the economic and social condition of the Palestinian people.
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Prominent Leaders Back Resolution Calling for U.S. and Europe to Reject Geopolitics and Collaborate with the BRICS

The Schiller Institute, December 17, 2014

A grouping of more than 100 prominent politicians, businessman, academics, scientists and artists from 20 countries have publicly endorsed a resolution calling on the U.S. and Europe to collaborate with the “BRICS” nations in the interest of peace and economic development. The resolution, sponsored by the Schiller Institute, was issued in response to the offer of China's President Xi Jinping for the United States to join China's New Silk Road development program and abandon the policies of confrontation with particularly Russia and China.
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NATO: Danger to World Peace

Immanuel Wallerstein, November 15, 2014

The official mythology is that between 1945 (or 1946) and 1989 (or 1991), the United States and the Soviet Union (USSR) confronted each other continuously – politically, militarily, and above all ideologically. This was called the “cold war.” If it was a war, the word to underline is “cold” since the two powers never engaged in any direct military action against each other throughout the entire period.

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Bail-In and the Financial Stability Board: The Global Bankers’ Coup

By Ellen Brown, Common Dreams, December 13, 2014

For three centuries, private international banking interests have brought governments in line by blocking them from issuing their own currencies and requiring them to borrow banker-issued “banknotes” instead. Political colonialism is now a thing of the past, but under the new FSB guidelines, nations could still be held in feudalistic subservience to foreign masters.
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Left Consolidates in Latin America

An Article by Ambassador R. Viswanathan published at Gateway House on December 12, 2014

The reelection of the Left in the Uruguayan election highlights a re-consolidation of the power of the Latin American Left. The pro-poor policies of the Leftist governments in much of South America have lifted millions out of poverty. The result: the creation of a middle class that has strengthened the region’s democratic stability and created more opportunities for business.
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Statement of the Presidency of the WPFDC

We, the World Public Forum “Dialogue of Civilizations”, an international NGO committed to sustainable peace and justice, express our concern with the current geopolitical situation. 25 years after the end of the Cold war we see the danger of re-emergence of a new cold war.

We firmly express our opinion that current problems cannot be solved by violence and military power but by dialogue and investigation of the real root causes of the conflicts. We are also concerned by the rise of the international financial oligarchy which increases inequality and hinders fair distribution of resources. This as well as political and religious extremism jeopardizes the principles of democracy as defined by Abraham Lincoln as the rule of the people, by the people, for the people.

In searching for global justice and equality of the peoples we are neither for nor against any single country. We respect the right of any country to cultivate and preserve its cultural heritage without imposing it on other countries and without interference from abroad. In this spirit we desperately wish for renaissance of the United Nations on the basis of the principles as established in 1945. We invite all people of good will to join us in this quest for peace and justice.

The Change of Regime of International Law as the Legal Feature of the New World Order

A Report prepared for the 12th Rhodes Forum by Dr. Alexander Mezyaev, Head of Department of International Law, University of Management TISBI, Russia. Editor-in-Chief, Kazan Journal of International Law and International Relations

The idea of the regime change is in no way a new fact on the international scene. Of course nowadays it gained several new features (like democracy claims or use of the new technologies) but the very fact is an old one.

What is really new that must be underlined in the context of the regime change - is a new regime of international law (onwards - IL). The law that establishes the base for illegal actions. Step by step, very quietly, but consistently, during last 20 years it was the building of the new regime of IL. It may be even said that the new IL was established. Before we analyze the phenomenon of this new ILR lets have a look at the strange events that are going on in the very legal institutions of the modern world – international courts and tribunals.

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