Analysis by Gustavo Capdevila GENEVA, Apr 24 (IPS) – Profound discord between industrialised nations and developing countries is threatening to ruin the UNCTAD meeting being held this week in Doha, and may even endanger the survival of this United Nations body that defends the interests of the developing nations of the South.
By Athar Parvaiz SRINAGAR, India, Apr 23 (IPS) – After scientists in Kashmir successfully cloned the pashmina goat, that produces the famous ‘cashmere’ wool, hopes are running high for the revival of the traditional shawl-making industry in this Indian state.
By Kester Kenn Klomegah MOSCOW, Apr 19 (IPS) – Indonesia’s keen interest in becoming the newest member of BRICS – a bloc of emerging-market nations comprised of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – has sparked off a round of debate on the future and efficacy of South-South groupings.
By Marcela Valente BUENOS AIRES, Apr 16 (IPS) – Under the banner of South-South cooperation, Argentina is seeking to consolidate its ties with Africa, starting with countries that are enjoying dynamic economic growth, such as Angola and Mozambique.
By Sujoy Dhar NEW DELHI, Apr 14 (IPS) – While India’s largest left outfit, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M), was licking its electoral wounds, a newly-elected regime in West Bengal was busy chopping chapters on Marxism and the Bolshevik Revolution out of high school syllabi, in celebration of breaking CPI-M’s 34-year stronghold over the [...]
By Neena Bhandari SYDNEY, Apr 11 (IPS) – While developing Asian countries have experienced robust growth – lifting living standards and reducing poverty – increasing wealth is fuelling income disparities and inequality, posing a major threat to the region’s stability, warns the Asian Development Bank (ADB)’s flagship report released Wednesday.
By Thalif Deen UNITED NATIONS, Apr 10 (IPS) – A politically intense battle between Lithuania and Serbia for the post of president of the next General Assembly sessions has shifted the focus on an anomaly of the Cold War era: the existence of the long-defunct Eastern Europe.
By Keya Acharya DASARAHALLI, India, Apr 10 (IPS) – Standing on a patch of arid, degraded land, 100 km from southern Bangalore city, Ramapal, member of the ‘gram panchayat’ (local village administration), points to a roughly-dug canal feeding a narrow belt of green cultivation.
By Kalinga Seneviratne SINGAPORE, Apr 10 (IPS) – The rapid currents moving the centre of economic influence towards an emerging global order headquartered in Asia were evident at the PanIIT’s 2012 annual conference of alumni of the highly prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), which took place in Singapore over the Easter weekend.
By Fabíola Ortiz RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 6 (IPS) – On her first visit to Brazil, the United Nations humanitarian affairs chief Valerie Amos stressed the need to take advantage of this country’s experience in disaster response and the fight against poverty.