February 18, 2019

Brazil’s Last Frontier and the New Government

Brazilian President Jair Messias Bolsonaro promises The Blue Amazon,United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals

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Iran celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Islamic Revolution 49 anniversary standing against oppression, aggression, corruption, tyranny, arrogance and external interference in the fate of nations. Establishment of INSTEX,

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US and Poland to host Ministerial for Peace and Security in the Middle East

United States and Poland, promoting peace and security in the Middle East. Humanitarian situation and the crises in Syria and Yemen

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William Pace: “The Hague Invasion Act remains dangerous”

The US, Russia and Israel may not have ratified, still the court has jurisdiction over crimes committed by American, Russian and Israeli nationals if committed on the territory of countries that have ratified ICC’s Rome statue.

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Vladimir Naydenov: “On Russia only one position is allowed”

Vladimir Naydenov, head of the political department of the Russian embassy in The Hague, witnessed how The Netherlands, in a short period of time, became the most Russophobic country in the world. “The contacts between the Netherlands and Russia were wonderful”, Naydenov recalls. “In the1980’s several delegations of the Dutch parliament visited the Soviet-Union. They made an important contribution to the easing of strained tensions at the end of the Cold War and to the improvement of relations between Russia and The Netherlands. Also The Netherlands has been a political catalyst for the establishment of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty…

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Masters in balancing acts

Diplomats keeps communication between countries open.

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Democracy is not political correct

His election as President of the United States proved that about half the Americans preferred an incorrect and inexperienced man above a civilised woman with great experience.

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The United States calls on Russia to comply with INF Treaty

On January 18th and 19th, United States Under Secretary of State Andrea Thompson travelled to Geneva and Brussels to discuss the future of the INF Treaty with Russia and with NATO Allies. The deadline for Russia to return to compliance with the Treaty is set to February 5th. Continued violations by Russia – U/S Thompson said – will lead the US to suspend its obligations.

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World Youth Forum: A Reflection of Egypt’s StrongDiplomacy

By Abraham Telar Kuc. It was my pleasure to join and met with more than five thousand youth leaders from around the globe, thousands of Egyptian youth and hundreds of world leaders, UN, regional, international affiliated bodies and governments officials, academia, innovators, entrepreneurs, experts, journalists, public figures and other influential people including ministers from Egypt and other foreign nations, ambassadors and some heads of states who gather at the “World Youth Forum 2018” held in Sharm El-Sheikh city, Sinai Peninsula, Arab Republic of Egypt from the 3rd to the 6th of November 2018; for the second year the Egyptian government…

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A Bench named “Law not War” – a story of Benjamin Ferencz’s quest to replace the “rule of force with the rule of law”

Benjamin and Donald Ferencz. By Dr. Nevenka Tromp, University of Amsterdam On a sunny day in May of 2019, a wooden bench overlooking the Peace Palace was officially presented to a small but distinguished audience. It was a present from Benjamin Ferencz, the last surviving prosecutor of the Nazi crimes to the city of The Hague. The donor, a vibrant 98 years old lawyer and activist, flew from the US, more precisely Florida, to be personally present at the event. Everything about the bench was carefully planned by its donor and a small creative team led by his son Donald…

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