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Vetoed! What's wrong with the UN security council – and how it could do better | World news | The Guardian

Vetoed! What's wrong with the UN security council – and how it could do better | World news | The Guardian | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Watch United Nations power brokers – including the Russian, UK and US representatives to the UN – discuss its failings and how to fix them
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Kim Jong-un visit: What else crosses the China-North Korea border?

Kim Jong-un visit: What else crosses the China-North Korea border? | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Kim Jong-un's trip across the China-North Korea border to see Xi Jinping was notable for its rarity. Reality Check looks what passes across the border more regularly.
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Brexit means eggs sit: Ferrero warns of stale Easter chocolate | Politics | The Guardian

Brexit means eggs sit: Ferrero warns of stale Easter chocolate | Politics | The Guardian | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Thorntons owner says leaving single market and customs union could cause shortages and delays
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Mohamed Nasheed on the Maldives Crisis

Mohamed Nasheed on the Maldives Crisis | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
“You can’t give up, and you shouldn’t give up. The stakes are too high.”
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Dalai Lama caught between a rock and a hard place as India and China reboot ties

Dalai Lama caught between a rock and a hard place as India and China reboot ties | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Is India distancing itself from the Tibetan exile community six decades after the Dalai Lama fled to the country?
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Was the Arab Spring a black-swan event?

Was the Arab Spring a black-swan event? | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Elena Ianchovichina explains why improving transparency, accountability, and public voice are crucial for preventing another Arab Spring-like event.
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Understanding the China-North Korea Relationship

Understanding the China-North Korea Relationship | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
China is North Korea’s biggest trade partner and has leverage over Kim Jong-un’s regime, yet its policies focus more on border stability than nuclear threat.
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For as Little as $3 a Vote, Egyptians Trudge to Election Stations - The New York Times

For as Little as $3 a Vote, Egyptians Trudge to Election Stations - The New York Times | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
With no real challenger in this week’s election, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is cajoling, coercing and paying voters to ensure a credible turnout.
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The legacy of Africa's first elected female president

Ellen Johnson Sirleaf: The legacy of Africa's first elected female president | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf made history in Liberia but was also accused of corruption, writes Tamasin Ford.
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John Bolton Is Right About the U.N. - The New York Times

John Bolton Is Right About the U.N. - The New York Times | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
A never-ending scandal disguised as an everlasting hope.
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Russia Spy Poisoning: Interpol Is Also a Crime Victim - Bloomberg

Russia Spy Poisoning: Interpol Is Also a Crime Victim - Bloomberg | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Russia and other authoritarian states are gaming the system to go after dissidents.
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Turkey Has No Allies in the Black Sea, Only Interests | Center for Strategic and International Studies

Turkey Has No Allies in the Black Sea, Only Interests | Center for Strategic and International Studies | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
This commentary is the fourth essay on the geostrategic importance of the Black Sea that already includes a brief historical perspective, an assessment of NATO-Russia tensions in the region, and an overview of Russia’s design in the Black Sea.
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Why Cuba's Regime Will Survive the Castros | RealClearWorld

Why Cuba's Regime Will Survive the Castros | RealClearWorld | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Many liberal Cubans are looking for change in the Communist island’s power structure. Raul Castro, Fidel’s younger brother, is expected to step down as president early this year. At th
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Putin Won. But Russia Is Losing

Vladimir Putin may have been re-elected president, but he's far from the grand master of geopolitical chess portrayed in the Western media.
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After the Strongman

After the Strongman | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
A coup in Zimbabwe brought down the dictator Robert Mugabe. But can this mean the start of a real democratic era?
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Amnesty calls on permanent members of UN Security Council to lose their veto | Euronews

Amnesty calls on permanent members of UN Security Council to lose their veto | Euronews | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
It is one of the worst refugee crisis in the world with the numbers topping 50 million for the first time since World War Two caused by a year of
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Putin’s Arctic Dream Evolving Into Nightmare?

Putin’s Arctic Dream Evolving Into Nightmare? | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Russia conceived of the Arctic as a military bastion long before Vladimir Putin rose to power. Yet, since coming to the Kremlin, Putin has explicitly tried to turn the Russian High North into a showcase of his dreams of developing the next Russian “El Dorado.” Official statements and policies have for many years indicated the Arctic is supposed to be …
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Russia and NATO: Talking Their Way Out of Another Cold War - Bloomberg

Russia and NATO: Talking Their Way Out of Another Cold War - Bloomberg | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Top NATO and Russian military commanders have agreed to meet. Here's what they need to discuss.
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How Viktor Orban Bends Hungarian Society to His Will - The New York Times

How Viktor Orban Bends Hungarian Society to His Will - The New York Times | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
To populists like Stephen Bannon, Hungary’s prime minister, Viktor Orban, is “a hero.” But democracy advocates fear his relentless remolding of society.
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BBC - Travel - Switzerland’s invisible linguistic borders

BBC - Travel - Switzerland’s invisible linguistic borders | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Multilingualism is to Switzerland what politeness is to the British or style to the Italians: a deep source of national pride.
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Paul Biya: Cameroon's 'absentee president'

Paul Biya: Cameroon's 'absentee president' | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Critics call the 85-year-old long-time ruler "absent" but it's more complicated than that.
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Is Abdulla Yameen Handing Over the Maldives to China? –

Is Abdulla Yameen Handing Over the Maldives to China? – | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
The island nation is on the verge of conceding its sovereignty.
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Nuclear War: A Thousand Buttons

Nuclear War: A Thousand Buttons | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Nuclear war, however remote, wouldn't necessarily start between the U.S. and North Korea. The world has countless ways to start nuclear armageddon.
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To Reunite Ukraine, Kyiv Must Overcome Its Own Prejudices

To Reunite Ukraine, Kyiv Must Overcome Its Own Prejudices | Glopol Power and Sovereignty | Scoop.it
Four years after Russia’s invasion, psychological barriers are compounding the physical divisions of Ukraine. While many Ukrainians have turned to the West, millions of conflict-affected citizens are being excluded, creating new obstacles to any eventual reintegration of the country.
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