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Current History (2019) 118 (804): 22–28.
Published: 01 January 2019
... immigration migration asylum United Nations employment guest workers Europe 22 New policy designs will need to have an explicit dual purpose, combining the objectives of labor migration and humanitarian protection. Most high-income countries make a strict distinction in their immigration poli-cies...
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Current History (2019) 118 (804): 3–10.
Published: 01 January 2019
... Gordon economic sanctions Iraq Iran South Africa Cuba United States United Nations Security Council international finance banking insurance shipping trade humanitarian 3In 1919, trying to persuade the United States to join the League of Nations, President Wood-row Wilson touted...
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Current History (2018) 117 (798): 135–141.
Published: 01 April 2018
.... Clearly, Nepalis have to adapt to climate change. It is less clear what precisely the challenges are and who is best positioned to lead the response. GLACIAL INDICATORS Nepal s formal climate change adaptation programs are linked to funding and ini- tiatives that are part of the United Nations Framework...
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Current History (2018) 117 (795): 10–15.
Published: 01 January 2018
... in the face of common, existential threats. The United Nations and Sovereignty in the Age of Trump THOMAS G. WEISS After serving as a British intelligence officer during World War II, Brian Urquhart was the second official recruited for the United Nations Secretariat in 1946. Looking back decades later...
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Current History (2018) 117 (795): 35–37.
Published: 01 January 2018
... of California PERSPECTIVE Fear, Loathing, and Nuclear Disarmament SHARON SQUASSONI 35 The past year was one of extremes for nuclear disarmament. At the United Nations, more than 120 countries negotiated a nuclear weapons ban in re- cord time. The chief negotiator, Costa Rican Am- bassador Elayne Whyte Gómez...
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Current History (2017) 116 (794): 337–341.
Published: 01 December 2017
... Chatty Syria Jordan Lebanon Turkey camps war civilians resettlement Europe United Nations High Commissioner Refugees UNHCR 337 The memory of the ties among the region s peoples under the Ottoman Empire has played a part in the kind of reception Syrians have received in their neighbor...
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Current History (2017) 116 (794): 331–336.
Published: 01 December 2017
... occupation occupied territories settlements United Nations Yasser Arafat Hamas Fatah Palestinian National Authority Oslo Accords intifada Mahmoud Abbas The West Bank (including parts of Jerusa-lem) and the Gaza Strip came under full Israeli control in the course of the short Arab-Israeli...
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Current History (2017) 116 (793): 291–296.
Published: 01 November 2017
... rights reserved. 2017 The Regents of the University of California Mlada Bukovansky liberal international order United Nations United States Donald Trump liberalism neoliberalism Hedley Bull Carr Walter McDougall All political orders, domestic and interna-tional, mix elements...
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Current History (2017) 116 (793): 309–314.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Universal Declaration Human Rights United Nations UN Human Rights Council United States Donald Trump 309 Despite a storied history, the human rights movement . . . has not fared well in the twenty-first century. Trump and the Retreat from Human Rights OMAR G. ENCARNACIÓN It has not taken...
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Current History (2017) 116 (790): 189–193.
Published: 01 May 2017
.... 2017 The Regents of the University of California Susannax Wing Mali Tuareg Islamists France intervention coup peacekeeping United Nations refugees corruption governance 189 The surge of resources devoted to antiterrorism has not only been ineffective. It has diverted attention...
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Current History (2017) 116 (789): 130–135.
Published: 01 April 2017
... Tamil Eelam Tamil Tigers Tamils Sinhalese transitional justice reconciliation war crimes United Nations China 130 It was perhaps naive and overly optimistic to believe that regime change was the answer to a problem that has much deeper structural roots. The Tangled Politics of Postwar...
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Current History (2016) 115 (782): 203–208.
Published: 01 September 2016
... of the University of California Mark Beeson China South China Sea Philippines Vietnam Japan Australia United States maritime law Barack Obama Xi Jinping ASEAN nationalism United Nations Convention Law Sea How times change. Only a few years ago the East Asian region was known primarily...
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Current History (2016) 115 (777): 3–9.
Published: 01 January 2016
... of implementation. It is the best chance for success that we are going to get out of the United Nations process, and we have to make the most of it. While the UN is an important venue for deliber- ations and commitments on climate action, there are numerous other forums where the problem is being addressed. Many...
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Current History (2016) 115 (777): 10–16.
Published: 01 January 2016
... to unprecedented levels in 2014, according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refu- gees (UNHCR). The numbers arriving in Europe reached crisis levels in the sweltering political and summer heat of 2015. Personified by the piercing image of a young Syrian boy s corpse retrieved from the surf by a Turkish...
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Current History (2016) 115 (777): 17–22.
Published: 01 January 2016
.... Obama appears to have eagerly embraced the job of international social- izer in chief when it comes to spreading the virtues of LGBT equality. A speech that Obama delivered before the United Nations General Assembly in October 2011 is usually cited as the opening move in his administration s attempt...
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Current History (2015) 114 (775): 322–324.
Published: 01 November 2015
... of California William Easterly Sustainable Development Goals SDGs United Nations World Bank democracy economic growth 322 PERSPECTIVE One of the things that I have found most frustrating in my career in development is the way that any discussion must lead immediately to answering the question...
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Current History (2015) 114 (775): 311–315.
Published: 01 November 2015
... Gupta sustainability development Anthropocene population growth United Nations Sustainable Development Goals China climate change environment economic growth 311 Unlike the developed world, which is locked into its production-, consumption-, and infrastructure-intensive lifestyles...
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Current History (2015) 114 (772): 194–196.
Published: 01 May 2015
... of California Alex de Waal Africa South Sudan independence civil war corruption oil ethnic conflict African Union United Nations PERSPECTIVE When they celebrated independence on July 9, 2011, the people of South Sudan hoped that the fundamental problems that had doomed the united nation...
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Current History (2015) 114 (771): 144–148.
Published: 01 April 2015
... and damage. © 2015 Current History. All rights reserved. 2015 The Regents of the University of California masroora haque saleemul huq Bangladesh global climate debate loss damage support leading cyclones devastating countries COP UNFCC Convention UN United Nations framework...
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Current History (2015) 114 (768): 34–36.
Published: 01 January 2015
...) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), 195 governments plus the European Union are expected to adopt a new, legally binding agreement to replace the 1997 Kyoto Protocol. There will be at least three inter-sessional negotiating sessions between now and then. Assuming...