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Burgenstock Peace Summit tensions the neutral position of Latin Americans
Africa, South Africa, Americas, Argentina, Asia, Brazil, China, Europe, Mexico, Russia, Ukraine

Burgenstock Peace Summit tensions the neutral position of Latin Americans

The Burgenstock Peace Summit, recently held in Switzerland, has generated intense discussions about the neutrality position of Latin American countries. This event, which brought together world leaders to discuss issues of global peace and security, brought to light a series of dilemmas for the nations of Latin America, who have historically adopted neutral stances in international conflicts. Brazil, the largest economy in the region, has been a leading advocate of neutrality in global issues. The Brazilian president highlighted, in his summit speech, the importance of a foreign policy that prioritizes dialogue and mediation, instead of automatic alignments with great powers. However, the growing global polarization, intensified by conflicts such as Ukraine, ...
The accumulated tension in the current international scenario: We are on the brink of a third world war?
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Ethiopia, Europe, India, Will, Israel, HIM-HER-IT, International Organizations, Middle East, Central African Republic, Russia, Ukraine

The accumulated tension in the current international scenario: We are on the brink of a third world war?

The contemporary international scenario is marked by growing tensions that raise concerns about the possibility of a major global conflict., similar to the First and Second World Wars. To understand whether we are really on the brink of a third world war, It is essential to draw historical parallels and identify patterns that may indicate the repetition of destructive cycles. Among these patterns, the increase in xenophobia and geopolitical tensions stand out, that are present today in different parts of the world. During the First World War, Europe was immersed in a web of complex alliances and conflicts of national interests, which culminated in the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand in 1914 and the subsequent declaration of war. in a way ...
Reforma also HIM: between the need for modernization and the search for hegemony
Americas, Brazil, Europe, Israel, HIM-HER-IT, International Organizations, Middle East, Palestine, Russia, Ukraine

Reforma also HIM: between the need for modernization and the search for hegemony

The United Nations (HIM-HER-IT), created in the aftermath of World War II, has been a milestone in international cooperation and the search for global peace and security. Yet, the world has changed drastically since 1945, presenting new geopolitical challenges, economic and environmental. Given these transformations, there is a growing call for reform of UN institutions and mechanisms, aiming to adapt to new global realities. Reform is necessary not only to make the organization more representative and effective, but also to ensure it can tackle complex contemporary issues, from regional conflicts to climate change. However, the path to reform is undermined by geopolitical interests, where proposals from countries like the United States and ...
Global South involvement in the war between Russia and Ukraine: a harmful deviation
Americas, Europe, Russia, On the Global, Ukraine

Global South involvement in the war between Russia and Ukraine: a harmful deviation

The involvement of the Global South in the war between Russia and Ukraine brings to light a series of issues that go beyond mere geopolitical positioning. This participation, often involuntary, ends up moving these nations away from their primary development objectives, plunging them into a sea of ​​controversies and accusations that obscure the real needs of their populations. The attack on the Russian military plane Il-76, for example, serves as a metaphor for the complexity and shadows surrounding the role of countries in the Global South in this conflict. Mismatched information and lack of transparency dominate the scenario, where the true story behind such incidents remains veiled, fueling a game of accusations that only serves to intensify international tensions. A...
Mercenaries in Ukraine: the shadows of war and the ambiguity of the law
Europe, Ukraine

Mercenaries in Ukraine: the shadows of war and the ambiguity of the law

The war in Ukraine has revealed dark aspects of human nature and international relations, bringing to light the figure of mercenaries, fighters who fight far from their homelands, motivated by a complex range of reasons. Among these, Colombian veterans stand out, whose presence in the Ukrainian conflict was reported in detail by the State of São Paulo in December 2023, in the article "Colombian veterans work as mercenaries in Ukraine". This situation sheds light on the complex web of motivations that lead individuals to become involved in foreign wars and, crucially, highlights the problematic ambiguity of the international laws of war, in particular the Geneva Convention. The Geneva Convention, designed to establish ethical and legal standards in the c...
Military cooperation with Ukraine: a risky move?
Germany, Americas, U.S, Europe, France, International Organizations, Russia, Ukraine, European Union

Military cooperation with Ukraine: a risky move?

The recent intensification of military cooperation between the United States, Europe and Ukraine have been a topic of heated debate on the international stage. This collaboration, despite aiming to strengthen Ukraine in the face of external threats, carries significant risks, could lead to an escalation of conflict in the region. Besides that, the lack of an aligned strategy between the countries involved adds a layer of complexity and uncertainty to the situation. One of the main arguments against such intensive cooperation is the danger of conflict escalation.. Military actions, when they are not completely coordinated or are perceived as provocations, can lead to aggressive responses from other nations, especially from Russia, which sees the approach of NATO and the West to Ukraine with...
Cyberspace: the new battlefield in the Ukraine war
Americas, U.S, Europe, Ukraine

Cyberspace: the new battlefield in the Ukraine war

The digital era has brought with it a new dimension of confrontations, the cyberspace, turning it into an invisible battlefield, but with palpable repercussions. The current crisis in Ukraine illustrates this reality, highlighting the growing role of hacker groups and the involvement of great powers, in particular, the United States, in the militarization of this new frontier. This article seeks to uncover how the war in Ukraine is serving as the stage for a game of cyber chess, where the USA is, according to some analyzes, using conflict to expand your control and influence. The participation of hacker groups in modern conflicts is not a new phenomenon, but the scale and complexity of operations have increased significantly. Organizations such as Anonymous have already declared involvement...
Lessons from World War II: mercenaries and the postwar
Americas, Brazil, Europe, Ukraine

Lessons from World War II: mercenaries and the postwar

In 2 of September, the world remembers the end of World War II, one of the most devastating conflicts in human history. This date is not just a reminder of the atrocities and lives lost., but also a moment of reflection on the profound transformations that this war brought to the global scenario. The Second World War, that extended from 1939 a 1945, involved nearly every nation on the planet at some point. The battles took place on several continents, leaving a trail of destruction, death and suffering. Whole cities were reduced to rubble, and millions of people lost their lives. Many are the legacies of this war. One of the most lasting legacies of World War II was the creation of international institutions designed to promote peace and cooperation..
russia and ukraine: attempts to establish a peace plan
Europe, Russia, Ukraine

russia and ukraine: attempts to establish a peace plan

Vatican Media Vatican Pool/Getty Images The war between Russia and Ukraine has been a prolonged and devastating conflict., with significant humanitarian and geopolitical consequences. In the midst of this chaotic scenario, efforts were made to seek a peaceful solution and establish a peace plan between the two nations. However, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has shown a refusal to go ahead with the proposals presented so far. Although the current conflict is little more than a year old, tensions between the two countries are much older and have already been the object of attempts to establish peace agreements. Among the most outstanding attempts are: Minsk Accords: The Minsk Agreements, signed in 2014 e 2015, were the main efforts...
500 days of war in ukraine
Americas, Asia, China, U.S, Europe, UK, Russia, Ukraine

500 days of war in ukraine

Today, complete each other 500 days since Russian troops crossed Ukrainian borders, in 24 February of last year, in what they predicted would be a fulminating military action, with which they hoped to defeat the Ukrainian army, removing President Zelensky from power and replacing him with a ruler “friendly” to the Russian regime. The Russian invasion is blatantly illegal. Contrary, not minimum, three instruments of International Law to which the country is a signatory. The first is the UN Charter, specifically as provided for in no. 4 of article 2, which provides that “Members (da him) shall avoid in their international relations the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political dependence of any State.”. The second is the Budapest Memorandum, of 1994, in which...