The British equivalent of the NSA, the GCHQ, was reportedly deployed by the British government to at least two climate talks to spy on other countries according to documents released by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden. Now UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said there will be an investigation into the spying and the use of talks about climate change as an opportunity to commit espionage.
|By: DSWright Tuesday November 4, 2014 8:05 am|
|By: CTuttle Saturday September 14, 2013 10:40 am|
Let’s remember that Putin submitted his own evidence to the UN, and, Assad has too.
|By: David Dayen Monday January 16, 2012 11:30 am|
The Syrian regime, trying to walk a fine line between staying in power and avoiding the ire of the international community, abruptly announced a general amnesty for “crimes” committed during the uprising, which began last March. The fact that this is the fourth such amnesty issued by Bashar al-Assad during the uprising probably blunts the impact, and opposition spokesmen dismissed it.
|By: Siun Monday February 28, 2011 6:01 am|
At the same time Obama is publicly supporting the King of Bahrain, there’s word the White House is considering military actions in support of Libyan revolutionaries – but there’s a problem. The revolutionaries don’t want it.
|By: Siun Wednesday February 2, 2011 9:35 am|
The UN Secretary condemns the violence as the pro-Mubarak hired thugs continue to try to create chaos.
|By: David Dayen Friday December 31, 2010 3:30 pm|
I’m interested in the Ivory Coast story because of a) the past inability for a peaceful transition of power on the African continent, which is a serious foreign policy problem, and b) the potential for mass death. Ban Ki-moon, the Secretary General of the UN, raises the threat of the second.