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SIPRI_Terrorism asymetrical conflict. How did the UN get so big? Rachel Weisz. Harvard Business Review - Ideas and Advice for Leaders. #RebootGG - Reboot Global Governance. Effective_Leadership_International_Organizations_report_2015_0903.pdf. The Past, Present and Future of Global Governance. Pascal Lamy - 10th April 2015 GP Board Member Pascal Lamy argues that while many of the answers to globalization's questions reside within domestic political systems, our current global governance system is insufficient to address borderless challenges.

The Past, Present and Future of Global Governance

Globally, we should focus on maximizing the utility of our present system and find an acceptable point of value convergence, to improve global economic, political and social integration. Although human history has witnessed various periods in which technological advances transformed societies, we have never seen the giant, forceful and rapid changes like those wrought by globalization over the past several decades. Creating Standards for Multi-Stakeholder Governance. Home > Ideas > Commentary Make a Comment By Harris Gleckman | July 29, 2015 World leaders from government, finance, business, and civil society at the UN.

Creating Standards for Multi-Stakeholder Governance

CREDIT: UN Photo (CC) Everywhere one turns in international relations, there are calls for new multi-stakeholder groups (MSGs). Reinalda, Bob_History of International Organizations: From 1815 to the Present Day (Hardback) - Routledge. About SCO. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is an intergovernmental international organization founded in Shanghai on June 15, 2001 by six countries – China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgystan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.

About SCO

Its member states cover an area of over 30 million sq. km, or about three fifths of Eurasia, with a population of 1.455 billion, about a quarter of the world's total. Its working languages are Chinese and Russian. I. SCO: Shanghai Cooperation Organisation. Welcome to SIPRI — World Politics - Cambridge Journals Online. Journal of Conflict Resolution. Elect the Council. Home. Espace mondial, a French vision of Global studies - Sciences Po. Vetoes - Security Council - Quick Links - Research Guides at United Nations Dag Hammarskjöld Library. Vision of Humanity. Through See the latest peace news and research Contact us Vision of Humanity is an initiative of the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP).

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15 07 Top ten powers. United Nations Treaty Collection. E-International Relations — the world’s leading open access website for students and scholars of international politics. - Share research. SSRN_Database Social Sciences. Foreign Affairs. USA_Council on Foreign Relations. 15_06_25_The Time of the Kurds. Domestic upheaval and political changes throughout the region have made Kurds critical players on many fronts, particularly in Iraq, Syria, and Turkey.

15_06_25_The Time of the Kurds

In Iraq, sectarian conflict between Sunni and Shia Arabs threatens the country's unity, and the Islamic State has increased its foothold by capturing territory, including Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city. The Kurdish region has been largely unharmed by the sectarian fighting, and Kurdish peshmerga forces have halted the advance of Islamic State militants into the autonomous region. Amid the fighting, the Kurds have also deployed forces further south, filling the void left by the retreating Iraqi military. They have taken control of Kirkuk, an oil-rich region to which they have long laid claim. Tensions between Erbil and Baghdad peaked in 2014 over oil-revenue sharing between the regional and federal governments. Iran's Kurds have received less international attention than their Iraqi, Syrian, and Turkish brethren.

Consolidating Kurdish Power in Turkey and Syria. Recently, Kurds on each side of the Turkey-Syria border have made significant advances in their quest for autonomy.

Consolidating Kurdish Power in Turkey and Syria

In Turkey, those gains were won at the ballot box, while in Syria they were won on the battlefield. After garnering global sympathy and the support of U.S. airpower with their defense of Kobani against a formidable siege by the Islamic State (also called ISIS), Syria’s Kurds went on to capture the strategic town of Tel Abyad from ISIS on June 15. Selahattin Demirtas: Turkey's 'Kurdish Obama' on celebrity, Syria, Abdullah Ocalan and the PKK. On the streets of Diyarbakir in the Kurdish heartland of southern Turkey, Selahattin Demirtas cannot walk the streets without being swamped by locals begging him to take selfies with them.

Selahattin Demirtas: Turkey's 'Kurdish Obama' on celebrity, Syria, Abdullah Ocalan and the PKK

On the rare occasion when the 42-year-old Kurdish leader – whose Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) won 13% of the vote in June's elections – is able to go out without his bodyguards, he dons a hat and sunglasses to avoid being recognised on the bus. "I came from the public world and I'm still part of it – I want to do my own grocery shopping," he joked. In a few short months, Demirtas has gone from an admittedly already popular Kurdish politician to one of the most visible men in Turkey. In securing 13% of the vote, the Kurds made history by passing a 10% threshold for political representation that was instituted precisely to keep them out of the government. "We tried to create hope. Just a moment...