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As Syria's humanitarian crisis worsens, UN — checked by Russia and China — fails to act

As Syria's humanitarian crisis worsens, UN — checked by Russia and China — fails to act

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Syria’s ongoing civil war has shadowed the current UN General Assembly both with the danger of a widening regional humanitarian crisis and the challenge of a  politically deadlocked UN Security Council. The eighteen month conflict between the Damascus rulers and a wide coalition of opposition forces has seen […]

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As the interntional community watches, transfixed, Iran advances towards its nuclear goal

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Here we go again.  The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has warned that the Islamic Republic of Iran is developing the scientific technology needed to create a nuclear weapon.  The UN watchdog agency presented an incriminating report at the organization’s Vienna headquarters which clearly states that Teheran appears […]

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Voices of experience from the Soviet bloc offer counsel to Arab Spring leaders

Voices of experience from the Soviet bloc offer counsel to Arab Spring leaders

By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — A seamless political thread running through the current General Assembly debate has been that of the “Arab Spring”, the movement which shifted the political sands throughout the Middle East. Yet, amongst the often self-congratulatory messages praising the Arab Spring, some former East Bloc states have offered sage socio/political […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Germany’s next vice chancellor – an Asian Christian in liberalism's 'post-secular' era

WORLD MATTERS: Germany’s next vice chancellor – an Asian Christian in liberalism's 'post-secular' era

By Uwe Siemon-Netto Germany’s next vice chancellor will most likely be a young man who does not fit the stereotype of a German. Philipp Rösler, 38, looks Asian because he is a native Vietnamese, and he has a wonderful sense of humor utterly devoid of the political correctness that is currently stifling the country’s cultural […]

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WORLD MATTERS: Ashamed by Germany’s cowardice

WORLD MATTERS: Ashamed by Germany’s cowardice

By Uwe Siemon-Netto This column calls for an elucidation: I am German, and I am ashamed by the cowardly foreign policy of the government I had voted for. My country’s abstention in the United Nations Security Council’s vote to enforce a no-flight zone over Libya and her refusal to participate in NATO’s military operations are […]