John Bolton: A complex worldview that just might work for Trump

Tom Rogan  April 10, 2018 12:00 AM  Long before John Bolton was named as President Trump’s new national security adviser, a position he assumes on Monday, his name sparked diametrically opposite reactions in Washington. Some have long lauded the former undersecretary of state and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations for his near absolute commitment…

The UN Security Council: From a 20th century relic to effective security governance

The UN Security Council: From a 20th century relic to effective security governance Jakkie Cilliers February 2018, 28 pages The urgently needed UN Security Council reform has been stuck for decades. Without a far-reaching structural change that includes the end of permanent seats and the veto, the Council is fading into irrelevance. But at a…

Warum die westlichen Garantiemächte Kosovos doppelt versagt haben

Am zehnten Geburtstag zeigt sich, dass die westlichen Garantiemächte Kosovos doppelt versagt haben. Wo sie kompromisslos hätten sein sollen, beim Aufbau des Rechtsstaates, wurde verhandelt. Wo sie die Feinde hätten verhandeln lassen müssen, setzten sie stur die eigenen Pläne durch. Andreas Ernst17.2.2018 Korruption und mafiöse Strukturen in Kosovo verbauen den Jungen die Zukunftsperspektive. (Bild: /Marko…

Feb 10 2018  Lameez Omarjee, Tehillah Niselow Cape Town – After a five-day sitting the People’s Tribunal has recommended that economic crimes such as the arms deal of 1999, non-compliance with United Nations (UN) sanctions during apartheid and state capture be investigated. The tribunal was organised by civil society groups including the Centre For Applied…

Russia calls for ‘political wisdom’ in talks on UN Security Council reform

February 02, 6:32 Moscow opposes “any ideas that infringe on exclusive powers of current permanent members, including the right to veto” UN Security Council session © Spencer Platt/Getty Images UN, February 2. /TASS/. Countries should demonstrate political wisdom and try to bring their positions closer in negotiations on reforming the UN Security Council, Russia’s UN envoy…

Exclusive U.S. Government Faces Critical ‘Brain Drain’ of Sanctions Experts Departure of top sanctions official prompts new concerns. By Colum Lynch, Robbie Gramer, Dan De Luce | January 19, 2018, 5:35 PM The State Department headquarters in Washington on Sept. 12, 2012. (Alex Wong/Getty Images) In his first year in office, President Donald Trump has…