Interpersonal violence needs to be taken into consideration on a serious level as it can result in not only lifelong physical and psychological health issues for the victim but also can generate societal as well as economic risks for society as a whole.
The U.S. is nowadays subverting the “liberal order” that it established, and obviously, it will have difficulty dealing with the chaos it created even in the short run.
Decreasing its financial contribution to other actors is reflective of the U.S. abandoning its global hegemonic position.
The Trump doctrine, which glorifies U.S. selfishness, should serve as a reminder to all of the administration’s allies how quickly Trump could turn his back on them, provided they are willing to recognize the signs.
It seems the recent antics of U.S. President Donald Trump and Co. in the Middle East around the critical issue of Jerusalem will bring down the new wave of American unilateralism earlier than many expected.
The U.N. vote on Jerusalem that rejected Trump’s declaration seems to harm the U.S.’s ties with member countries.
The loud and clear message of the Dec. 22 U.N. General Assembly vote is that Jerusalem is not alone and intimidation, blackmail, occupation and dispossession cannot be a norm in the 21st century.
“Mr. Trump, you cannot buy Turkey’s democratic will with your dollars. Our decision is clear,” said Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
Approval of the UN’s roadmap for peace in Libya, proposed by UN Special Representative in Libya, Ghassan Salamé, will give start to a political process that will thwart Haftar’s strategy of “militarizing the state.”
Since the colonial era, the great powers have acted according to the maxim of divide and impera (divide and rule). This has been particularly obvious in the policies concerning Palestine since the period of the British Mandate, but also concerning the Kurdish issue – whether secret or open – since the 1970s, or, more recently, in the positions taken concerning the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.