AfD Prods German Government to Address Voter Concerns

September 17, 2014

Comparing the anti-euro party Alternative for Germany ("AfD") to the American Tea Party movement, The Economist reports that the success of upstart AfD in local and European elections is placing pressure on the German Government to respond to the concerns of euroskeptic voters.

Bolton Reviews UN at 70 Years

September 10, 2014

As the 70th anniversary of the UN approaches in 2015, former U.S. Ambassador to the UN John Bolton writes that large portions of the UN apparatus have "gone far astray" and that its political institutions are "broken."

UN Committee Criticizes U.S. for Wide-Ranging "Racial Bias"

September 03, 2014

While the legal process continues in Ferguson, Missouri, the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination has weighed in, bashing U.S. law enforcement, legal, and education practices.

Kurtz Describes "Transnationalist" Politicization of U.S. History

August 27, 2014

On National Review Online, Stanley Kurtz documents how transnational progressives are working to alter U.S. history education to emphasize the importance of "multilateralism" and to combat the idea of American exceptionalism.

 

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  • UN Calls for Global Governance to Correct Economic Instability

    September 17, 2014

    The UN Conference on Trade and Development has published a report calling for increased global economic governance and regulation in order to deal with international financial instability and promote a "more equal income distribution."

     
  • OSCE Sends "Tolerance" Mission to Denmark

    September 17, 2014

    A mission from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe ("OSCE") recently visited Denmark to investigate potential problems such as intolerance, xenophobia, and discrimination in the country.

     
  • UN Pushes Report on Massive Climate Change Response

    September 17, 2014

    On the eve of a major conference on global warming, the UN is touting a report from the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate calling for massive economic infrastructure changes and financing shifts to reduce carbon emissions by up to 90 percent before the year 2030.

     
 
  • UNGA Adopts Global Governance on Debt Restructuring

    September 17, 2014

    The UN General Assembly ("UNGA") has adopted a resolution establishing an "international legal framework" that deals with government restructuring of sovereign debt and seeks to prevent "adverse human rights impacts" caused by financial companies attempting to collect this debt.

     
  • WEF Guide Seeks Investments in "Positive Social Impacts"

    September 17, 2014

    The World Economic Forum ("WEF") has published a guide promoting "impact investing," which calls on for-profit businesses to produce a "transformational positive social impact" in their operations.

     
  • ILO Pushes Partnerships on Labor Issues in Retail Industry

    September 17, 2014

    As part of the UN's initiatives pushing internationally developed labor standards, the UN's International Labour Organization ("ILO") has announced a partnership with retailer H&M to promote such standards, as well as the development of "employers' and workers' organizations" in the garment industry.

     
 
  • EU Seeks Strict Enforcement of Banker Bonus Caps

    September 17, 2014

    As the U.K. seeks to fight the EU's restrictions on bonuses paid to European bank executives, European Commission Vice-President Michel Barnier has expressed his desire to clamp down on banks that attempt to avoid the regulation by paying their executives an allowance in cash or shares.

     
  • Civitas Explores Solutions to Issues with British EU Exit

    September 17, 2014

    The British organization Civitas has published a report examining concerns of business leaders and individuals with the possible exit of the U.K. from the EU and proposing solutions to these potential problems.

     
  • EU Considers "Tax and Spend" Policies to Exit Crisis

    September 17, 2014

    The European Commission is considering a number of different spending measures that would seek to promote growth in the stagnant economic bloc, including a 300-billion-euro investment program proposed by the new Commissioner Jean-Claude Juncker.

     
 
  • Global Islamic Financial Forum Highlights Landmark Growth in Sharia Finance

    September 17, 2014

    The international financial institutions and ratings agencies attending the recent Global Islamic Financial Forum in Malaysia reported that 2014 was a "landmark year" in the continuing growth of a global industry of sharia-compliant/compatible financial products whose assets now total nearly $2 trillion and which is projected to experience robust growth over the next decade.

     
  • American ISIS Supporter Convicted of Conspiracy to Support Terrorism

    September 17, 2014

    Reflecting rising concerns about traction for violent Islamism inside America, U.S. citizen and Colorado resident Shannon Conley was convicted yesterday in federal district court of conspiracy to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”), after she was apprehended en route to Turkey and Syria and confessed her "view of Islam as requiring participation in violent jihad."

     
  • Ugandan Government Investigates Islamic University for Extremist Ties

    September 17, 2014

    The Ugandan government is investigating reported Islamist extremist activities in the Islamic University in Uganda (“IUIU”), an institution to which the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (“OIC”) is preparing to disburse a multi-million-dollar development loan as part of the OIC's commitment to global Islamic universities, including those in Niger, Indonesia, Malaysia and Chicago, USA.