NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Russia is harassing U.S. diplomats all over Europe.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Hundreds of new U.S. troops to Iraq a ‘possibility’ I had been assured that Iraq was an Obama Administration success story, and graded on a curve I suppose it is.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: “We are desperate”: Iraqis flee Fallujah for … the desert. What changed in Iraq from 2012, when the Obama Administration “was bragging about Iraq as one of its big foreign policy successes?”
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: China Is Getting Serious About Mach 10 “Hypersonic” Weapons.
In February, the U.S. Senate unanimously passed a bill to rename the street in front of the Chinese embassy "Liu Xiaobo Plaza" in honor of the imprisoned Chinese dissident and Nobel Peace Prize laureate. The post Liu Xiaobo Plaza: Renaming of Streets as a Human Rights Tactic appeared first on Foreign Policy Blogs.
SPENGLER: You’re Not Worried Nearly Enough about China. Do I file this under hopenchange, fundamentally transformed or given the once and future Cold War aspects, Nobel Peace Prize Update?
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Obama’s Humanitarian Report Card Looking Grim. A new UN report captures the unprecedented scale of the global refugee crisis: The number of people displaced from their homes due to conflict and persecution last year exceeded 60 million for the first time in United Nations history, a tally greater than the population […]
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: 51 U.S. Diplomats Urge Strikes Against Assad in Syria. The memo, a draft of which was provided to The New York Times by a State Department official, says American policy has been “overwhelmed” by the unrelenting violence in Syria. It calls for “a judicious use of stand-off and air weapons, which […]
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Obama expands role of U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
When US President Obama was granted a Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, the award's prestige was questioned: his bellicose administration failed to live up to his peaceable rhetoric. However, the country's ‘alternative Nobel Prize' which honors human rights merits and peace efforts, remained unscathed; unfortunately, it has recently landed in hot water.
Another reason to treat the Nobel Peace Prize as a leper’s bell: South African archbishop [and Nobel Peace Prize winner] Desmond Tutu has…
Barack Obama is about to earn that Nobel Peace Prize. Late Tuesday night, Obama congratulated Hillary Clinton for clinching the Democratic nomination, putting the presidential seal of approval on her declaration of victory. But he also congratulated Bernie Sanders for running a campaign that energized "millions of Americans with his ... More »
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Russia Triples its Airstrikes in Syria. “The escalation marks a dangerous shift in the Russian airstrike pattern to levels only seen prior to the brokering of the cessation of hostilities agreement in late February,” said Genevieve Casagrande, an analyst with the Institute for the Study of War. The expansion, she notes, […]
The Nobel Peace Prize recipient who campaigned on a message of peace turned out to be a next-gen model of George W. Bush.
NOBEL PEACE PRIZE UPDATE: Adrift in their own land, Afghanistan’s displaced see their population swell. More than 1.2 million Afghans are now displaced – a twofold increase in three years. The report, made public late Monday, said that more than 118,000 have fled in the first four months of 2016 alone. … “Those forced to […]
Having pledged to end the wars of his predecessor, President Obama came into office almost eight years ago as an anti-war candidate but instead has now been at war longer than any other American president. Mr. Obama, who won the Nobel...Show More Summary
From the last Morning Jolt of the week: Checking In with President Nobel Peace Prize… Shot: Obama called on countries like the U.S. that have nuclear weapons to “have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them.” “?We have known the agony of war,” Obama wrote in the guest book at the memorial site. Show More Summary
When President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2009, one of the primary reasons cited was his commitment to reducing the threat of nuclear weapons. On Friday, Obama once again spoke to that cause during a visit to the first site at...Show More Summary
Japanese school children contemplate ground zero in Nagasaki. A sitting US president who won the Nobel Peace Prize for his commitment to nuclear disarmament is preparing to visit Hiroshima. Mr. Obama is expected to visit privately with...Show More Summary
NEW YORK (AP) — A collection of previously unreleased writings by Mother Teresa is coming out in August, weeks before the late Nobel Peace Prize winner is to be canonized. Image, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that it has set an Aug. 16 release date for “A […]