Global terrorism: How chaos in overlooked African Sahel could impact West

Global terrorism: How chaos in overlooked African Sahel could impact West

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Subsaharan Africa’s vast but impoverished Sahel region has been largely overlooked amidst the turmoil of Mid-East conflicts and East Asian regional instability. Yet this arid swath of five countries comprising what’s known as the Sahel, remains wracked by poverty, hunger, weak governance, and environmental degradation, […]

UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

UN Security Council’s annual reshuffle leaves it deadlocked on U.S. policy

Special to WorldTribune.com By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — In an annual process of diplomatic musical chairs the 193 member UN General Assembly has picked five countries to serve on the Security Council as non-permanent members.  Estonia, Niger, Tunisia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Vietnam were elected to two-year terms on the powerful […]