3ª Edição – A Segurança Humana e a Segurança Estatal: the games the nations play at their people

O Instituto Oriente do ISCSP apresenta a 3ª edição do State Building and Fragility Monitor. O tema apresentado é, “A Segurança Humana e a Segurança Estatal: the games the nations play at their people”. Boas leituras. Para os interessados, apresentamos alguns destaques bibliográficos da edição: Artigo: The Fargility that Myanmar offers to Rohingya Green, P […]

Article about Failed States

Paper – Estados Falhados

Trump has ‘all but decided’ to quit Iran deal

  By Liu Xuan in Beijing United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres warned on Thursday against scrapping an international deal on Iran’s nuclear program unless there was a good alternative in place. US President Donald Trump has been threatening to pull out of the agreement, leading to diplomatic tensions with Iran as well as with US […]

Canada increasingly convinced Trump will pull out of NAFTA

LONDON, Ontario – Canada is increasingly convinced that President Donald Trump will soon announce the United States intends to pull out of NAFTA, two government sources said on Wednesday, sending the Canadian and Mexican currencies lower and hurting stocks. The comments cast further doubt on prospects for talks to modernize the trilateral North American Free […]

Catalunha. Independentistas alcançam acordo para tentar nomeação de Puigdemont

O acordo prevê a análise de um processo jurídico que possibilite a investidura através da internet, visto que Puigdemont está ausente de Espanha, onde o espera uma ordem de detenção. O ex-presidente do governo autónomo da Catalunha, Carles Puigddemont, e a secretária-geral da Esquerda Republicana alcançaram um acordo para a constituição da Mesa do Parlamento […]

Trump garante que o seu “botão nuclear” é “maior” do que o de Kim

O Presidente dos EUA não resistiu à provocação do líder norte-coreano e resolveu subir a parada num tweet que alguns consideraram perigoso. Não é inédito que Donald Trump e Kim Jong-un troquem epítetos menos agradáveis — o primeiro escreveu sobre o segundo que “o doido será testado como nunca antes”; Kim respondeu prometendo “amansar de certeza e definitivamente o […]

Unity vital to world’s future, UN chief says

Global leaders speak of progress, integration and jobs in speeches UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has called for nations to walk the path of unity in 2018 to overcome the challenges facing world peace, as he joined global leaders in delivering New Year’s messages. “Unity is the path. Our future depends on it,” he said on […]

Israel changes law to make it harder to cede Jerusalem control

JERUSALEM – Israel’s parliament passed an amendment on Tuesday that would make it harder for it to cede control over parts of Jerusalem in any peace deal with the Palestinians, who condemned the move as undermining any chance to revive talks on statehood. The legislation, sponsored by the far-right Jewish Home coalition party, raises to […]

La UE fracasa en cerrar el acuerdo comercial con Mercosur este año

Bruselas confía en concluir tratados con México y con el gigante sudamericano en 2018. A la UE se le resisten los acuerdos comerciales con Latinoamérica. En plena euforia librecambista como contrapeso al proteccionismo de Donald Trump, Europa quiso aprovechar el vacío estadounidense para acelerar todos los tratados de libre comercio que tenía en la recámara. Los […]

US to make at least $285m cut to UN budget after vote on Jerusalem

The US government has announced significant cuts in its United Nations budget obligations for 2018-19 in what will be interpreted as a further ratcheting up of pressure from the Trump administration looking to bend decision-making at the international body to its will. In a statement released over the holiday, the US mission to the United Nations said […]

Unicef says scale of attacks on children in conflicts is shocking

The UN children’s fund says the scale of attacks on children in the world’s conflict zones reached “shocking” levels in 2017. In a new report, Unicef said there was widespread and blatant disregard for international laws designed to protect the most vulnerable. Unicef director Manuel Fontaine said children were being targeted in their homes, schools […]

U.S. sanctions North Korean missile experts, Russia offers to mediate

WASHINGTON/MOSCOW – The United States announced sanctions on two of North Korea’s most prominent officials behind its ballistic missile program on Tuesday, while Russia reiterated an offer to mediate to ease tension between Washington and Pyongyang. The new U.S. steps were the latest in a campaign aimed at forcing North Korea – which has defied […]

Germany: Brexit deal could be model for EU-Turkey ties

A smart Brexit agreement could be a model for other countries, such as Ukraine and Turkey, German FM Gabriel says. Germany’s foreign minister has said a successful Brexit deal could act as a framework for managing ties with other countries, including Turkey. Britain voted to leave the European Union in June 2016, becoming the first country to seek […]

Coreia do Norte considera novas sanções “um acto de guerra”

Regime de Kim Jong-un ameaça países que alinharam com os EUA, o que inclui a Rússia e a China. As mais recentes sanções aprovadas pela ONU contra a Coreia do Norte são um “acto de guerra” e significam um total bloqueio económico, disse este domingo o ministro norte-coreano dos Negócios Estrangeiros, ameaçando castigar os que […]

Catalunha vai continuar dividida ao meio após as eleições de hoje

Apesar do crescimento das forças não independentistas augurado pelas sondagens, os partidos separatistas continuam a contar com apoios sólidos entre a população. Hoje vive-se uma jornada excecional para a Catalunha e, de forma colateral, para toda Espanha. Realizam-se umas eleições regionais numa comunidade autónoma que foi protagonista da vida nacional durante os últimos meses devido […]

Jakarta Is Sinking So Fast, It Could End Up Underwater

JAKARTA — Rasdiono remembers when the sea was a good distance from his doorstep, down a hill. Back then he opened the cramped, gaily painted bayside shack he named the Blessed Bodega, where he and his family sell catfish heads, spiced eggs and fried chicken. It was strange, Rasdiono said. Year by year, the water […]

ANC resolves to downgrade embassy in Israel

Ruling party says move sends clear message to Israel ‘that there is a price to pay for human rights abuses’. The African National Congress (ANC), South Africa’s ruling party, has resolved to “immediately and unconditionally” downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a liaison office. The ANC’s decision on Wednesday evening, announced during its 54th National […]

UN votes resoundingly to reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as capital

The United Nations body’s debate and vote highlighted for a second time in a week the international isolation of the United States over the Jerusalem issue. The United Nations general assembly has delivered a stinging rebuke to Donald Trump, voting by a huge majority to reject his unilateral recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. The vote […]

Honduras: Opposition Alliance Summons More Street Protests

Mobilizations across the country have been organized for three days starting from dawn Wednesday, to demonstrate the opposition’s rejection of the disputed election results. Honduras’ Opposition Alliance party has called for more public protests against the controversial re-election of President Juan Orlando Hernandez. Mobilizations across the country have been organized for three days starting from […]

Austria protest as far right Freedom Party tastes power

Thousands of protesters rallied in central Vienna against Austria’s new coalition government of conservatives and far right, during its swearing-in. Among the banners were ones saying “Don’t let the Nazis govern”. The Freedom Party (FPÖ) – the junior partner – is among just a few far-right parties to have won power in the EU. The […]

Trump drops climate change from US national security strategy

The Trump administration has dropped climate change from a list of global threats in a new national security strategy the president unveiled on Monday. Instead, Trump’s NSS paper emphasised the need for the US to regain its economic competitiveness in the world. That stance represents a sharp change from the Obama administration’s NSS, which placed climate change as […]

U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON – The United States provided intelligence to Russia that helped thwart a potentially deadly bomb attack in St. Petersburg, U.S. and Russian officials said on Sunday, in a rare public show of cooperation despite deep strains between the two countries. Russian President Vladimir Putin telephoned U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday to thank him […]

Turquia quer abrir embaixada na parte oriental de Jerusalém como capital palestiniana

O presidente da Turquia disse este domingo que o seu país planeia abrir uma embaixada em Jerusalém Oriental como capital de um futuro Estado palestiniano, depois dos Estados Unidos terem reconhecido Jerusalém como capital do Estado de Israel. “Já declarámos Jerusalém Oriental como a capital do Estado palestiniano, mas não conseguimos abrir a nossa embaixada, […]

Rwanda Accuses France of Complicity in 1994 Genocide

KIGALI, Rwanda — The Rwandan government released an independent report on Wednesday accusing French officials of complicity in the 1994 genocide, risking further strains to already icy relations between the two countries. The report, commissioned by the Rwandan government and conducted by a Washington law firm, alleges that French military forces trained their Rwandan counterparts, […]

Surviving Congo’s massacres: ‘I climbed over bodies to flee’

The BBC’s Africa editor Fergal Keane travels to the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai region, a land littered with tears and mass graves. Day by day the truth recedes from view. It is concealed by thick grasses. Only a few fragments of bone and shreds of cloth reach from the earth and demand attention. […]

Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

GENEVA – Myanmar’s security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority and more of them are fleeing despite a deal between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home, the top U.N. human rights official said on Tuesday. The United Nations defines genocide as acts meant to destroy a national, ethnic, racial […]

China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change: FM

BEIJING — China’s policy towards Zimbabwe will not change and China expects to enhance cooperation with Zimbabwe under the principles of equality and mutual benefit, Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said Wednesday. Lu made the remarks at a daily press briefing in response to a request for comment on the resignation of Zimbabwean President Robert […]

Iran declares end of IS group

TEHERAN – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani declared the end of the Islamic State group on Tuesday while a senior military commander thanked the “thousands of martyrs” killed in operations organized by Iran to defeat the militants in Syria and Iraq. “Today with God’s guidance and the resistance of people in the region we can say […]

Zimbabwe’s army holds talks with Mugabe on plan that may leave him in office

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s defense forces appeared to open the door Monday to the possibility that 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe could stay in power, after both sides offered “several guarantees” nearly a week after the military detained him, according to a top army commander. Although Mugabe’s fate remained murky, the prospect that he might have survived […]

Zimbabwe: Mugabe and military talks continue amid political limbo

Senior church leaders and South African envoys also involved in mediation efforts, with Mugabe under house arrest after military takeover. Zimbabwe remained in political limbo on Thursday morning, a day-and-a-half after the military takeover that appears to have put an end to Robert Mugabe’s 37-year grip on power. As talks between Mugabe – who has been confined […]

At U.N., North Korea says U.S. to blame for ‘worst ever situation’

UNITED NATIONS – North Korea complained to the United Nations on Monday about joint military exercises by the United State and South Korea, describing it as “the worst ever situation” because U.S. nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike. In a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, seen by Reuters, North Korean U.N. […]

EU readies sanctions on Venezuela, approves arms embargo

BRUSSELS – European Union foreign ministers approved economic sanctions including an arms embargo on Venezuela on Monday, saying regional elections last month marred by reported irregularities had deepened the country’s crisis. Anxious not to push Caracas any closer to economic and political collapse as debt restructuring talks begin, EU governments held back from targeting any […]

Trump says Japan would shoot North Korean missiles ‘out of sky’ if it bought U.S. weaponry

TOKYO – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that Japan would shoot North Korean missiles “out of the sky” if it bought the U.S. weaponry needed for doing so, suggesting Tokyo take a stance it has avoided until now. North Korea is pursuing nuclear weapons and missile programs in defiance of U.N. Security Council […]

Réchauffement climatique : la bataille des 2 °C est presque perdue

Les Nations unies sonnent l’alerte sur les efforts très insuffisants des Etats pour contenir le réchauffement. Après 2030, il sera trop tard. La bataille du climat n’est pas encore perdue, mais elle est très mal engagée. A ce stade, il existe un « écart catastrophique » entre les engagements pris par les Etats pour réduire leurs émissions de gaz à effet de serre […]

Asia & Pacific Xi laid down his cards, now it’s Trump’s turn to play his hand in Asia

BEIJING — In China, the foreign policy mantra had long been to hide your strength, and bide your time. Cards, in other words, would be played close to the vest, and bets would be modest. No longer. At the 19th Communist Party Congress, President Xi Jinping declared that a “new era” had begun. It was time for China […]

Rohingya crisis may be driving Aung San Suu Kyi closer to generals

Criticism of the Nobel laureate in the west is angering – and mobilising – her supporters at home. On the top floor of the Myanmar Traditional Artists and Artisans Association in Yangon, the organisation’s vice-president stands behind his latest creation. It is a towering portrait of Aung San Suu Kyi, robed in pink and white, a concerned expression […]

Spain: thousands join Barcelona rally against Catalan independence

Pro-unity demonstration held in city centre two days after Catalan parliament voted for independence and Madrid took hold of region. Hundreds of thousands have gathered in central Barcelona to call for Spanish unity two days after the Catalan parliament voted for independence and the Spanish government took control of the region. Sunday’s demonstration, which began at […]

Catalonia’s leader rules out snap election, crisis deepens

MADRID/BARCELONA – Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont on Thursday said he would not hold a new regional election to break the deadlock between Madrid and separatists wanting to split from Spain, sharpening a political crisis that could turn into direct confrontation. Puigdemont had been expected to announce an election to head off moves by Madrid to […]

Xi Jinping becomes most powerful leader since Mao with China’s change to constitution

Rare accolade puts Xi’s Thought on Socialism with Chinese Characteristics into Communist charter and sets him on course for indefinite spell in power Xi Jinping has been consecrated as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong after a new body of political thought carrying his name was added to the Communist party’s constitution. The symbolic move […]

Syria: shocking images of starving baby reveal impact of food crisis

After death of one-month-old Sahar Dofdaa, aid officials warn of catastrophe and say many more children are at risk The continuing suffering of civilians living under siege in Syria has been brought into sharp focus by new images of a malnourished baby who later died of starvation in a suburb of Damascus controlled by the opposition. The […]

Spain prepares to suspend Catalonia’s autonomy amid independence disagreement

Catalonia’s leader Carles Puigdemont has missed the deadline to offer a final answer on whether the region is declaring independence. Now, Spain is deciding whether it will enact a rule that would allow it to directly control the currently autonomous Catalonia. Mariano Rajoy, the prime minister of Spain, gave Puigdemont until 10 a.m. local time […]

World Bank chief says China’s poverty reduction effort is historic

WASHINGTON – World Bank President Jim Yong Kim said on Thursday that China’s effort to help 800 million people out of poverty is historic. “This is one of the great stories in human history, frankly,” said Kim in a press conference marking the start of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank annual meetings, when […]

Danger of war, Germany warns after Trump’s move on Iran nuclear deal

BERLIN- If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany’s foreign minister said on Saturday. U.S. President Donald Trump refused on Friday to formally certify that Tehran was complying with the 2015 […]

Syria war: ‘Final assault’ launched to recapture Raqqa

US-backed forces have launched their final assault on the remaining Islamic State (IS) militants in Raqqa. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) says it began the offensive on Sunday, after a convoy of IS fighters and their families left the city, along with hundreds of civilians. No foreign fighters were allowed to join them, and now […]

Xi propaganda kicks into overdrive ahead of China Communist Party congress

BEIJING- Inside the packed exhibition hall in central Beijing is a showcase of China’s recent achievements: the country’s first operational aircraft carrier; a gleaming fleet of high-speed trains; happy villagers lifted from poverty. While the display officially celebrates the accomplishments of the Chinese people over the past five years, it is made clear that President […]

Vai começar a reunião política mais importante do planeta

Há dias, a revista “The Economist” chamou ao Presidente chinês o homem mais poderoso do mundo e alertou para os riscos. Em vésperas do congresso do Partido Comunista, a posição de Xi Jinping, como a do seu país, parece ter mais força do que nunca. Começa esta quarta-feira o Congresso do Partido Comunista da China […]

Indian court rules sex with minor wife is rape

The Indian Supreme Court has ruled that sexual intercourse with a wife between the age of 15 and 18 years is a crime. In a landmark ruling on Wednesday, India’s top court amended the country’s rape law and declared that sex with an underage wife illegal under India’s Penal Code (IPC). The wife must file […]

Venezolanos participan con calma en elecciones regionales este domingo

Casi 20 millones de venezolanos están convocados a votar por vez número 22 en un nuevo duelo electoral entre el Gobierno y la oposición venezolana. Más del 95 por ciento de los centros de votación ya están abiertas en toda Venezuela para los comicios regionales que se celebran este domingo, informó la presidenta del Consejo Nacional […]