Q&A: History of Sudan’s Darfur conflict
The United Nations Security Council has approved a 26,000-strong peacekeeping force to replace the 7,000 African Union (AU) observer mission struggling to protect civilians in Sudan’s western province of Darfur.
The exact make-up and deployment date for this beefed up force is […]
Bush ordered the Pentagon to set up a new Africa Command last year but left its headquarters in Germany amid anxiety over an expanding military presence in Africa.
The issue has shadowed Bush’s six-day journey across the continent, as demonstrated by a Tanzanian newspaper headline declaring that he came to “militarize” […]
Since the original post and the update, several more dictators have come and gone. This information will be receiving an update this month to include several Middle Eastern, African, South East Asian and South American dictators and propped up regimes that have been reshuffled. Unfortunately, oil, gas and mineral […]
POINT OF VIEW
“The [NIE estimate] doesn’t do anything to change my opinion about the danger Iran poses to the world — quite the contrary.” – President Bush
“This was a final shot to those who … spread a sense […]
Why does the US think that disrespecting Turkey’s historical image related to the Ottoman/Armenian era, then ordering it to lay off the Kurds, is acceptable? Turkey’s military chief has said US-Turkish ties will never be the same again if US lawmakers brand the Ottoman Empire’s massacre of Armenians a genocide
Israel will turn away Darfur refugees By LAURIE COPANS, Associated Press JERUSALEM Israel said Sunday it would expel refugees from Sudan’s war torn Darfur region, touching off hot debate over whether the Jewish state, founded after the Nazi genocide, has a duty to take in people fleeing persecution. Israel has been grappling […]
THE GLOBAL POWER BAROMETER
In their own words: “The world is bigger than the West”, a BBC correspondent; Source: BBC.
Russia, China and Iran are up as they warn the US to stay out of Central Asia.
HOW THE WORLD SEES AMERICA
The Bush Factor in Pakistan
Border anarchy Jerusalem Post, Israel – Among the more disconcerting anomalies in the judgmental pronouncements by purported human-rights advocates is their scathing criticism of Israel in recent …
‘Israel creating unnecessary drama’ Ynetnews, Israel – Sudanese minister promises his country ‘will find the way to deal with refugees’. Israel to […]
June 15, 2007 12:44 Reposted from Time’s The China Blog Darfur, U.N. Troops and Beijing: Cause and Effect?
The China Daily reports that China has welcomed Sudan’s sudden decision to accept a U.N. peace keeping force for the troubled region of Darfur. While it remains […]