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The United States owes the world $1 trillion

•By failing to live up to its international climate change agreements, the United States has cost the world a bundle in damage. Joseph Curtin and Max Munchmeyer Even as international efforts to address climate change have gathered momentum, emissions of heat-trapping gasses have risen, reaching a new peak last year. The next

UN strengthens peacekeeping despite US scepticism

This Friday, the UN hosts the 2019 Peacekeeping Ministerial Conference, an opportunity for politicians and diplomats to fill gaps in blue helmet missions. In this Q&A, Crisis Group’s UN Director Richard Gowan previews the agenda. What is the point of the conference? This is the latest edition of a series of conferences

World countries blast US on Golan Heights

*Syria vows to liberate Israeli occupied territory The Arab League, Russia, Iran and Turkey have strongly warned the US after President Donald Trump declared Thursday that he will recognize Syria's Golan Heights as Israeli territory. The strategic highlands have been under the Israeli occupation since 1967, but Trump's abrupt declaration a day after US

US eliminates funding for UNICEF, others

The new budget released by the Trump administration contains deep cuts to the United Nations including a total elimination of United States contributions to United Nation Children Education Fund (UNICEF).  The Editor, UN Dispatch, Mark Leon Goldberg, has disclosed in a statement. Goldberg further revealed that the White House did not just

U.S unveils strategy to counter ‘predatory’ China, Russia in Africa

  The Trump administration has unveiled a new Africa policy focused on combating the “predatory” practices of China and Russia, and ending what it calls “indiscriminate assistance” and “unproductive, unsuccessful and unaccountable” UN peacekeeping missions. Announcing the new policy, the national security adviser, John Bolton, said it would put US interests first, so would

Trump renews threat to close US border with Mexico

US President Donald Trump on Thursday renewed a threat to close the US-Mexico border if the situation there gets out of control and warned it would hurt Mexico’s trade with the United States. “If we find that it gets to a level where we are going to lose control or where

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