The Federal Reserve has been a nightmare for the American people. It inflates the money supply, thereby devaluing already-existing money and placing a massive hidden tax on the people via rising prices. It also uses its monopoly power to cause interest rates to go up or down, usurping the rightful place of the market and […]
The three leading European Union countries, France, Germany and Britain, are drafting a UN Security Council resolution outlining the principles of an Israeli-Palestinian final-status deal and setting a two-year timetable for completing negotiations on such an agreement. Read More: Three EU powers draft Security Council resolution on Israeli-Palestinian deal – Diplomacy and Defense Israel News […]
China has toughened its restrictions on religious expression in the far western, Muslim-majority Xinjiang province in response to a perceived increase in jihadist activity there. New regulations passed by the Xinjiang People’s Congress Standing Committee will prohibit individuals from wearing or ordering other people to wear clothes and logos or spreading doctrines, manifestos or propaganda […]
The United Nations has engaged in innovative new methods of engagement to identify post-2015 development goals. Read More: The Millennium Development Goals as global governance – SWI swissinfo.ch.
The resolution compels Israel to renounce the use and possession of nuclear weapons, as well as give over the oversight of their nuclear facilities to the International Atomic Energy Agency. Read More: General Assembly adopts resolution for ‘nuclear free’ Middle East.
For global governance watchers, this was the big week of the year. Between 7 November and 16 November, the world witnessed an APEC meeting in Yanqi Lake near Beijing complete with a bilateral China–Japan ‘breakthrough’ and a major US–China climate deal; an historic ASEAN and East Asia Summit held in Naypidaw, Myanmar; and a colourful […]
President Obama chose confrontation over conciliation on Thursday as he asserted the powers of the Oval Office to reshape the nation’s immigration system and all but dared members of next year’s Republican-controlled Congress to reverse his actions on behalf of millions of immigrants. Read More: Obama, Daring Congress, Acts to Overhaul Immigration – NYTimes.com.
For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. It’s kept us youthful, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. It has shaped our character as a people with limitless possibilities – people not trapped by our past, but able to remake ourselves as we […]
In a prime-time speech to the nation Thursday evening, President Obama declared that he will unilaterally halt deportations of millions of illegal aliens despite strong objections of many in Congress and widespread opposition from the American public. Read More: Obama grants amnesty to millions of illegals.
Nov. 18, 2014 – Kate Seaman’s UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance examines the role of peacekeeping in the development of global security governance. It is a timely book in light of Ban Ki-moon’s recent announcement of a high-level panel to review UN peacekeeping operations. Read More: Book Review: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, […]