Can diplomacy work with Syria?

International responses to the apparent use of chemical weapons in Syria continue to evolve rapidly. US plans for military intervention are on hold for now as various parties consider a Russian-led proposal-below to place Syria's chemical arsenal under international supervision. My team of Middle East, US and Russia analysts has been covering the Syrian crisis extensively, and we caution that while any non-military route is to be welcomed in principle - given the grave implications of … [Read more...]

MOSCOW 2013 – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in ATHLETICS

WORLD ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Venue: Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow Date: 10-18 August Coverage: Live on BBC TV, BBC Radio 5 live, BBC Sport website, mobiles, tablets and Connected TVs The world's greatest athletes arrive in Moscow knowing their sport is in need of public rehabilitation after a year of seemingly endless doping scandals. Positive drugs tests this summer from Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell, the second and fourth fastest 100m runners of all time, have arguably been most dispiriting … [Read more...]

UNDP – Jobs with April 2011 Deadlines for Application

Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Helen Clark became the Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme on 17 April 2009, and is the first woman to lead the organization. She is also the Chair of the United Nations Development Group, a committee consisting of the heads of all UN funds, programmes and departments working on development issues. Prior to her appointment with UNDP, Helen Clark served for nine years as Prime Minister of New Zealand, … [Read more...]

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