The Quixotic Quest To Tackle Global Cybercrime

The treaty process will get underway amid two competing perspectives. The first is a near universal view that something should be done to increase global cooperation on cybercrime and create a shared understanding of the issues…The second outlook is mistrust among states around the motivations for a global treaty, which colours the entire process. Read More Here

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China Attempting To ‘Seize Control’ Of Multilateral Organisations To ‘Weaponise’ Them, UK report Says

China and other nations were attempting to “seize control” of strategically important international organisations so they could be “weaponised”, a new report by the UK parliament’s influential Foreign Affairs Committee said. The report accused China in particular of “bullying” states to back their position or their candidates for top jobs, using measures including financial leverage… […]

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UN Marks 75th Anniversary Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The United Nations marked its 75th anniversary on Monday, celebrating the mantra that “multilateralism is not an option but a necessity” – even as the coronavirus pandemic underscores the fragility of international cooperation. The anniversary kicked off at the global body’s annual UN General Assembly, when normally leaders and representatives of nearly 200 countries gather […]

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World Rebukes U.S. Over Iran

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo sought to reassert America’s waning influence on the world stage, challenging the U.N. Security Council to extend a U.N. arms embargo that is due to expire in October. Instead, America’s top diplomat received a scolding from friends and foes alike in the 15-nation council, which roundly criticised Washington for withdrawing […]

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Who’s Running The World

One thing the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare is an absence of global leadership. This time the G20 has done little beyond a rhetorical pledge to “do whatever it takes” and supporting debt-repayment suspension for poor countries. America, which led global campaigns to defeat HIV/AIDS and Ebola, has been absorbed in its internal arguments. And […]

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