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Non Aligned Movement

UNHRC decay needs urgent treatment

Ida Lichter, M.D. | Posted 01.02.2017 | World
Ida Lichter, M.D.

Antonio Guterres, who replaced Ban Ki-moon as UN secretary-general on January 1 should immediately treat the decay in the UN Human Rights Council. Th...

Modi's Quest to Achieve India's Great Power Status

Daniel Wagner | Posted 02.05.2016 | World
Daniel Wagner

Indian Prime Minister Modi invited French President Hollande to be the guest of honor at India's Republic Day Celebrations in New Delhi last month. The seat is generally reserved for, and used by the office of the Prime Minister as, a signal of close and important state ties.

Is Economic Warfare the Theme for 2015?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 03.07.2015 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Is the Russian Ruble becoming financial rubble as consequence of targeting by the U.S. and its allies? The dramatic fall in oil prices and commensurate drop in the Russian currency, is this coincidental to broader global economic trends or an orchestrated assault?

The Enigmatic Legacy of Manmohan Singh

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Ronak D. Desai

A closer examination of Singh's record reveals a combination of both profound failure and accomplishment. Far from being settled, Singh's legacy is likely to remain the subject of vigorous debate for years to come.

Can China and India Coexist in Myanmar?

Giorgio Cafiero | Posted 04.23.2014 | Politics
Giorgio Cafiero

India views Myanmar's emerging political transformation as a strategic and ideological opening that offers New Delhi an opportunity to dilute Chinese influence while expanding India's strategic depth.

Is the United States Losing Egypt to China?

Daniel Wagner | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Daniel Wagner

Given how low Washington is regarded by the average person in Egypt and the Arab Street, China should not have too much difficulty inserting itself as a wedge between them going forward. Based on Mr. Morsi's bold strides in foreign policy, China knows it has a friend in Cairo.

A Yankee Spring in the Middle East

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.26.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

None of the protests have dwelled on American ties to Mubarak. Could it be that Egyptians do recognize American help in launching their Arab Spring? I believe they do and instead have offered the U.S. a second chance to get on the right side of Egyptian history.

U.S-Mideast Policy Isn't Isolating Iran, It Is Isolating America

Sarwar Kashmeri | Posted 11.13.2012 | World
Sarwar Kashmeri

If Iran believes its security and national priorities require that it develop a nuclear capability, then sooner or later that is what it will do.

Iran, the Left and the Non-Aligned Movement: A Guide for the Perplexed

Danny Postel | Posted 11.11.2012 | World
Danny Postel

The bafflement about Iran so widespread on the Left has a long history. It's a problem that has vexed several progressives and the recent summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in Tehran at the end of August only compounded the problem.

Israel's Iran Dilemma: A Plea for Understanding

Alan Elsner | Posted 11.10.2012 | World
Alan Elsner

What does it mean to be faced by an existential threat? It means you, your family, your community, your city, your country and your nation could ceas...

Ban in Tehran: 'Fair and Balanced'?

Jeffrey Laurenti | Posted 11.05.2012 | World
Jeffrey Laurenti

In opening Tuesday's General Assembly debate on Syria, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon savored an I-told-you-so moment.

Ban Ki-moon in Tehran: Too Little, Too Late?

Omid Memarian | Posted 11.05.2012 | World
Omid Memarian

It is not clear to what extent, if any, the Secretary-General has been able to discuss the situation of human rights in Iran, whether he has made any progress in holding authorities accountable or in guaranteeing any such agreements take effect.

At the NAM Summit in Tehran, 'It's the Economy, Stupid!'

Reza Marashi | Posted 10.31.2012 | World
Reza Marashi

Unprecedented U.S.-led sanctions seek to cripple the Iranian economy, and a key focus of Iran's diplomacy at the summit was finding new ways to remain afloat, buoyed by oil money.

Ayatollah Khamenei: Iran Has No Interest In Nuclear Weapons

Reuters | Posted 10.29.2012 | World

DUBAI, Aug 30 (Reuters) - Iran has no interest in nuclear weapons but will keep pursuing peaceful nuclear energy, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khame...

It's High Time to Get Aligned

Lilac Sigan | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Lilac Sigan

Who was it that said there are no coincidences in this world? He may have been right. So right, that sometimes you have to blind not to see contradict...

Silent Human Rights Diplomacy Fails

Aaron Rhodes | Posted 10.29.2012 | World
Aaron Rhodes

Mr. Ban won't meet a free press and he won't meet free and independent people. But he can speak his mind and he can tell the world what he said. Thanks to the Internet, the Iranian people will find out what happened.

Dear UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

David Harris | Posted 10.19.2012 | World
David Harris

In a matter of days, the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) summit will take place in Tehran, where Iran will assume the rotating, three-year presidency of the group. Iran attaches great importance to your presence. Indeed, the regime has already announced your participation.

The UN Secretary General, NAM & Tehran: Really?

Laura Kam | Posted 10.13.2012 | World
Laura Kam

The Non-Aligned Movement is a group of nations who do not consider themselves to be formally aligned with or against any power bloc -- neither East nor West. Given these noble goals, it's truly astonishing that NAM chose Iran to be the group's chair for the next three years.

Fasten Your Seat Belt: Diplomacy's Believe it Or Not

David Harris | Posted 10.05.2012 | World
David Harris

In Iranian eyes, this would confer the legitimacy, support and photo ops the country craves. Iranian officials have been fanning out all over the world, using both "carrots" and "sticks" at their disposal, to promote attendance. Will they succeed?

Fidel Castro and Ahmadinejad Need Each Other

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.12.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The last time Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stepped on Cuban soil, Fidel Castro's illness had been announced a few weeks prior, generating tons of speculation.