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US : NO REMOVAL OF SYRIAN PRESIDENT BASHAR AL-ASSAD.Posted on March 31, 2017 US representative to the United Nations Nikki Haley says that the US is no longer prioritizing the removal of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Ambassador Haley said yesterday US cannot necessarily focus on Assad the way that the previous administration did. Washington’s priorities in Syria have changed with the new administration, and the US will no longer focus on the removal of President Bashar Assad as a condition for ending the six-year civil war, a top official said. “Our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out,” Ambassador Nikki Haley told a small group of reporters on Thursday. “Our priority is to really look at how do we get things done, who do we need to work with to really make a difference for the people in Syria.” Earlier in the day, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said that the future of President Assad “will be decided by the Syrian people.”  Under President Barack Obam…

'Globalisation in Question': Is Dollar Hegemony Inevitable?

Apr10CPR is pleased to invite you to the first lecture in a series on 'Globalisation in Question':
Is Dollar Hegemony Inevitable? Possibilities for Reform in the Global Reserve System Monday, 10 April 2017, 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Prof Anush Kapadia Conference Hall, Centre for Policy Research Image Source The global reserve system is dominated by a single currency, the US dollar, in which the vast bulk of global trade and finance is conducted. This currency hegemony gives the world's only superpower the exorbitant privilege of having its own liabilities function as the global currency. Several scholars argue that the scale of this privilege help seed the financial crisis of 2007. Emerging markets poured their savings into
ABBAS SPELL CONDITIONS FOR PEACE TREATY WITH ISRAELPosted on March 30, 2017 Palestinians are ready to conclude a peace treaty with Israel, if the occupation of Palestinian territories ends and two states, including the independent Palestinian one, are established, the Jordanian daily newspaper Al Ghad quoted Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as saying. The Palestinians are ready to sign a peace treaty and finally solve all problems, “if the Israeli occupation ends and the principle of creating two independent states is implemented,” the Palestinian leader said. There is “no new plan or new initiative to establish peace” between Palestine and Israel, Abbas said, adding that Palestine is committed to the Arab peace plan without any changes, TASS reported.
Jordan’s King Abdullah said peace would not be attained in the Middle East without the creation of a Palestinian state under a two-state solution that would be the basis of a comprehensive Arab-Israeli peace deal. In a speech at the s…