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Posts published in December 2009

A new way forward for Afghanistan

On Tuesday, 1 December, US President Barack Obama announced a decision to send 30,000 additional American troops to Afghanistan, bringing the total to nearly 100,000. Mr Obama had considered various troop increase proposals by the top US commander in Afghanistan General Stanley McChrystal, US Secretary of…

Economic difficulties press on, as progress towards UN Millennium Development Goals remains questionable

As the economic crisis continues enveloping the world, the UN News Service reports that developing countries already dealing with severe debts face a 17 per cent debt-rise this year. According to Mr Supachai Pnithchpakdi, the Secretary-General of the UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the…

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