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Wikimedia Commons / Scrumshus

GOP Senators Kill Treaty That Would Have Protected Disabled

The international treaty forbids discrimination against those with disabilities. So why didn’t Republicans want to pass it?

Posted on Dec 5, 2012 READ MORE



Flickr / DFID - UK Department for International Development (CC-BY)

Britain Stands Alone After EU Veto

If pushing away from the European Union was British Prime Minister David Cameron’s goal in making the U.K. the only nation in the region to veto a proposal to renegotiate the EU treaty, he got what he wanted Friday.

Posted on Dec 9, 2011 READ MORE


Gorbachev
AP / Dmitry Lovetsky

Gorbachev Takes Stock of New START

He knows a thing or two about the nuances of U.S.-Russian relations, not to mention nuclear disarmament, and former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev flexed his knowledge in a New York Times op-ed piece about the New START treaty this week ...

Posted on Dec 29, 2010 READ MORE



Wikimedia Commons / United States Senate

Senate Aims for New START Vote (Update)

Atop Wednesday’s to-do list in the Senate was a vote on the proposed and revised version of the U.S.’ Strategic Nuclear Arms Reduction treaty with Russia, which was running up against resistance from some Republicans in the chamber but still seemed likely to pass.

Posted on Dec 22, 2010 READ MORE


Clinton and
AP / Alexander Zemlianichenko

Russia Fires Off START Warning

Some members of the U.S. Senate are dragging their feet and kvetching about wording issues in the latest American-Russian disarmament pact, the START treaty, as they prepare to vote for its ratification. In response, they have received a clear message from Moscow ...

Posted on Dec 20, 2010 READ MORE



AP / Charles Dharapak

Pending START Treaty Gets Restarted

The pending START treaty, signed by Barack Obama but not yet approved by the Senate, is being reheated by the president after his trip to Asia and is set to be a top priority of both the White House and the Democrat-controlled Congress before newly elected Republican lawmakers arrive in January.

Posted on Nov 14, 2010 READ MORE


Raw Video: Ukraine Parliament Smoke-Bomb-Egg-Fight

Here’s some footage to keep the dysfunction of U.S. politics in perspective. Our lawmakers may not agree on anything, they may be rude to the president and on the corporate take, but at least they have the decency to keep their eggs and smoke bombs at home.

Posted on Apr 28, 2010 READ MORE


Obama
bbc.co.uk

Obama Hails New Start for U.S. and Russia

President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, met in Prague on Thursday to sign the New START Treaty, effectively replacing the now-expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty of 1991. Obama said the new measure was ... (continued)

Posted on Apr 8, 2010 READ MORE



DoD / Staff Sgt. Alan R. Wycheck

Obama Cuts Nuclear Deal With Russia

Less than a year after President Barack Obama called for a world without nuclear weapons, the U.S. and Russia have agreed to reduce the number of deployed nukes by more than 25 percent. The White House hopes the agreement, which will ... (continued)

Posted on Mar 24, 2010 READ MORE


Clinton and
AP / Alexander Zemlianichenko

U.S. and Russia Aiming for a New START

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton winged her way to Moscow on Thursday to go over the nitty-gritty details of a new arms control agreement with Russian leaders that is targeted to replace the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) of 1991, but a successful outcome is by no means guaranteed in this round of negotiations.

Posted on Mar 18, 2010 READ MORE



U.S. Navy

Russia, U.S. Clash (Again) Over Missile Shield Issue

Despite U.S.-Russian progress since Barack Obama’s inauguration on the sticky issue of the United States’ planned missile shield system, the two sides are not completely in agreement on the matter. In fact, Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has brought it up again in conjunction with ... (continued)

Posted on Dec 29, 2009 READ MORE


Obama Land Mine Policy [A Cartoon From Germany]

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Posted on Nov 29, 2009 READ MORE



World Economic Forum

Tony Blair, President of Europe?

If all goes according to plan, the European Union will soon have a new honcho, and it looks as if the former British prime minister is the front-runner. But the bloom is definitely off the rose, Tony Blair having been such a Bush lappie during the Iraq war. Even in view of the former PM’s pro-war stance, Europe’s conservatives are the ones miffed at the idea of Blair possibly becoming the “president of Europe.”

Posted on Oct 7, 2009 READ MORE


Bear Ice Cap
polarice.com

Investors Against Climate Change

We normally think of capitalists as ravaging the Earth with profit in their eyes. While that still might be true, 181 of the world’s largest investors have issued a united call for action against climate change, most importantly a binding treaty to cut pollution and boost funding for low-carbon technologies.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009 READ MORE


Medvedev and Obama
AP photo / RIA-Novosti, Vladimir Rodionov, Presidential Press Service

Obama and Medvedev Set New Tone for U.S.-Russian Relations

Sure, some of the show of good will between President Barack Obama and his Russian counterpart, Dmitry Medvedev, was glad-handing for the cameras, and that whole missile-shield issue was swept under the rug for the time being, but some actual progress was made during their summit in Moscow on Monday.

Posted on Jul 5, 2009 READ MORE



USAF / Airman 1st Class Jason Epley

Iraqi Parliament Approves Occupation Deal

What is George W. Bush thankful for? The Iraqi parliament voted Thursday to approve an agreement outlining the terms of U.S. military operations in the country. Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki described the deal, negotiated over a year, as “an agreement for the withdrawal of foreign forces from Iraq.”

Posted on Nov 27, 2008 READ MORE


John Yoo
Washington Post / Karen Ballard

Torture’s Poet Laureate

A recently declassified memo shines the spotlight once again on John “Take Them to the Point of Death” Yoo, a UC Berkeley law professor and once deputy legal counsel in the Justice Department.

Posted on Apr 2, 2008 READ MORE


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Posted on Dec 7, 2007 READ MORE


Flags
abc.net.au

UK Joins Grab for Polar Territories

While Russia is leading the race to claim the North Pole for itself, Britain has decided to expand its territory on the other end of the world, in Antarctica. The British Foreign Office says it has no immediate plans for the additional 1,000 square miles of seabed, but simply wishes to “safeguard for the future.”

Posted on Oct 17, 2007 READ MORE


aborigine
eb.com

U.N. Throws Native People a Bone

After 22 years of debate and opposition (not to mention centuries of exploitation and genocide), the United Nations has finally approved the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, a nonbinding treaty meant to promote the human, territory and resource rights of native people around the world. Only four nations voted against the measure: the U.S., Australia, Canada and New Zealand.

Posted on Sep 13, 2007 READ MORE


Kim Kye Gwan
AP Photo / Greg Baker

Going Back to North Korea, Hat in Hand

There is nothing wrong with negotiating with our enemies rather than weakly blustering at cartoon images of them—I wish we would do the same in our dealings with Iran—but it would be nice if we would stop shooting ourselves in the foot first.

Posted on Feb 27, 2007 READ MORE


Riding the Nuke
From robokopp.de

Hypocritical U.S. Nuke Plan Advances

At the same time America is lecturing N. Korea and Iran about abandoning their nuclear weapons programs, the U.S. is pressing ahead with plans to build a new stockpile of 2,200 deployed nuclear weapons.

Posted on Oct 20, 2006 READ MORE


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