Cyber security is an increasingly major issue in today’s world. In fact the governance of cyberspace is in the midst of a crisis. …

Multilateralism has become confused with what America wants to be rather than how to make globalization fairer for poor countries.

Washington’s decision to suspend funding to the World Health Organization/WHO/ is shocking many even those previously well-disposed allies. This is becoming a pattern of behavior. The rest of the world fell out over America’s new unilateralism and its refusal to accept the International Criminal Court, the Kyoto Protocol, and arms control generally. There is already an accumulated dismay on how the United States withdrew from UNESCO, the UN Human Rights Council, and stopped UNRWA’s funding to the Palestinian refugees.

However, the harshest criticisms of the US’s rather- pernicious aims were made against President Trump when he accused the WHO of becoming under the full control of China. This is laughable as there are American representatives in almost all WHO divisions as well as in expert committees, including the Health Emergencies Committee. It is inaccurate to blame the WHO for the fact that some countries stubbornly did not want to listen to its warnings and recommendations. At all stages of the outbreak of Coronavirus the WHO acted within its mandate, in strict accordance with the guidelines of Member States and based on available scientific evidence. The allegations are politically biased and untenable. No wonder, the head of European Union diplomacy, Josep Borrell, lamented the US decision to stop WHO financing has no reason and cannot be justified. …

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For those who don’t know what will trigger a decline or complication on Sudanese-Ethiopian relations this briefing by John Young provides some interesting context.Read full text here


Current Analyst

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