Russia and Romney’s Approach to Foreign Policy

June 24, 2012 by

At a time when America’s influence is waning around the world and the emerging powers are rising, soon to be Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is trying to restore the validity of the concept of the ‘American century’ and unrivaled American power.

Rio+20 Summit: Humanity and the Environment

June 24, 2012 by

The United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) which recently concluded faced the critical issue of addressing humanity’s ecological footprint which already exceeds Earth’s regenerative capacity. Catastrophic climatic change, uncontrolled global warming, water scarcity, and environmental degradation must be addressed by global leaders in a multilateral effort. The hopes were high that international gathering would conclude with a concrete set of plans about how to address these problems but Rio+20 was doomed from the beginning.

Israel: Settler Violence Offers Netanyahu Peace Pivot

June 24, 2012 by

A little over a month ago, Israeli settlers from the infamous Yitzhar compound stormed the neighboring Palestinian village of Asira al-Qibliya in the West Bank, firing rocks at the village’s homes and sending 24-year-old Fathi Assayara to a Neblas hospital with a gun wound to the neck. IDF soldiers can be seen standing by as Yitzhar settlers, who faced stone throwing in return, fire on the Palestinians gathered.