|Why More Dictators Are Killing and Abducting Dissidents Abroad Cache Translate Page|
In Sheridan Circle on Washington’s Embassy Row lies a small plaque, little noticed by both tourists and locals, marking the spot where a car bomb killed Chilean diplomat-turned-think-tanker Orlando Letelier along with his American co-worker Ronni Moffitt in 1976. Letelier, since leaving Chile, had become a leading critic of Augusto Pinochet’s regime, and declassified documents later showed that the dictator had directly ordered the killing.
A dictatorship killing one of its citizens on the streets of a foreign capital is a brazen act but is by no means unheard of. Social scientists have traditionally defined a state as the entity that controls the use of physical force for domination within a given territory. But states, particularly those of an authoritarian bent, have frequently sought to project violence against dissidents and defectors far beyond their borders. An effective authoritarian state needs its most prominent critics to know that an ice ax in the back is still a possibility, even if they leave.
While it’s not exactly a new phenomenon, as Letelier and numerous other historical cases prove, the killing or abduction of foreign critics by authoritarian regimes appears to be alarmingly normalized today. Also alarming: Some of the countries where these crimes take place seem uninterested in doing anything to stop them.
Last week, Jamal Khashoggi, a prominent Saudi journalist and critic of its ruling royal family living in exile in the United States, visited the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to obtain a document related to his upcoming wedding. He has not been heard from since then, and Turkish officials reportedly believe he was murdered by a special team sent from Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia’s government has been brutal to dissidents and opponents, and technically speaking Khashoggi entered Saudi territory when he went inside the consulate building, but he had apparently been unconcerned, telling friends before his disappearance that he had been treated well during previous visits to Saudi embassies and consulates. His fiancée says he told her not to worry, since “they would not dare attempt anything within Turkey’s borders.”
Then again, perhaps no one should assume they are safe from a government that more or less took the prime minister of Lebanon hostage for several days last year. Ghanem al-Dosary, a London-based Saudi dissident, told the New York Times that Khashoggi’s disappearance was a message from the regime to its critics “that our hands can reach you wherever you are.”
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has demanded that the Saudi government prove its claim that Khashoggi walked out of the consulate unharmed. While a reasonable request, this umbrage is somewhat ironic given Turkey’s own pursuit of its critics abroad. Under Erdogan, the Turkish government has launched an aggressive crackdown on supporters of Fethullah Gülen, the influential and controversial cleric it accuses of orchestrating a failed 2016 coup. Thousands of accused Gülenists, including U.S. citizens, have been arrested, and the manhunt has gone global as well. Often, this is a matter of pushing foreign governments to extradite Gülenists back to Turkey, but sometimes the line between arrest and abduction has been blurred. In March, six Gülenists in Kosovo were shipped back to Turkey after being arrested over links to Gülenists schools, but Kosovo’s prime minister said he had not been aware of the operation, and local media dubbed it a “kidnapping.” In July, the government of Mongolia prevented what appeared to be an attempted abduction of a Gülenist school leader. Then there’s Gülen himself: Special counsel Robert Mueller is reportedly looking into allegations, corroborated by former CIA Director James Woolsey, that Turkish officials had met with former U.S. National Security Adviser and unacknowledged Turkey lobbyist Michael Flynn to discuss a plan to abduct the cleric from his compound in Pennsylvania and deliver him back to Turkey. And that’s not to mention the beating of protesters in Washington by Erdogan’s own bodyguards in 2017.
Of course, the most prominent recent attack by an authoritarian government on an exiled critic was the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in England in March, an attack that Vladimir Putin’s government has only half-heartedly tried to deny. According to a BuzzFeed investigation last year, U.S. authorities believe that as many as 14 people, including billionaire Boris Berezovsky, whose death had been ruled a suicide in 2013, had been killed by Russian secret services in Britain in recent years. Dozens more opponents of the Putin regime have been killed under suspicious circumstances abroad.
China has also been reaching across borders to pursue its critics. Prominent dissidents have been reportedly abducted from Thailand and sent back to China for detention. As for foreign-residing Uighurs—the Muslim minority that Beijing has recently been repressing in a brutal campaign that’s been dubbed a “cultural genocide”—the authorities’ preferred tactic appears to be threatening their families living within China unless they return home.
Last week also saw the bizarre disappearance and resignation of Meng Hongwei, the Chinese official who led Interpol, in what appeared to be a highly unusual move by a state government against the leader of a major international organization, all the more troubling since the exact charges against Meng have not been made public.
Numerous other examples abound. Two women are currently on trial in Malaysia over the killing—likely in cooperation, willing or not, with North Korean operatives—of Kim Jong-nam, brother of the current North Korean leader. The government of Iran stands accused by French authorities of orchestrating the attempted bombing of a meeting of a prominent exile group in Paris.
The response of the governments of countries where these incidents happen has often been muted—and that’s a problem. The British government’s tepid reaction to the 2006 poisoning of former FSB agent Alexander Litvinenko very well could have led Vladimir Putin to conclude there would be little consequence for pulling the same stunt there again.
Often diplomatic considerations are behind these muted reactions. France, for instance, is unlikely to press its case against Iran too hard, given that it’s currently trying to preserve what’s left of the 2015 nuclear deal.
It’s hard to make those sorts of excuses for President Donald Trump, who has spoken approvingly of how leaders like Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, and Erdogan conduct their business. When Putin suggested allowing Russian investigators to question 11 U.S. citizens he views as enemies, including former Ambassador Michael McFaul, in exchange for “cooperation” in the investigation of 2016 election interference, Trump called it an “incredible offer.” Trump was also reportedly reluctant and angry about the expulsion of Russian diplomats in response to the Skripal poisoning.
After days of silence over the alleged abduction and possible murder of Khashoggi, Trump, who often touts his close relationship with the Saudi royal family, finally acknowledged that there were some “pretty bad stories” going around about the journalist and U.S.
But if we’re going to fault Trump’s rhetoric for contributing to the sense of impunity felt by authoritarian governments, we should also acknowledge Barack Obama’s covert drone campaign in Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia. This isn’t to draw any moral equivalence between the targeting of members of groups like al-Qaida, the Taliban, and ISIS and the murders and abductions of dissidents and journalists by dictatorships. But the targeted killing of a country’s enemies outside a declared battlefield was once considered exceptional, and the U.S. has helped make it routine.
More disturbing still may be the possibility that state violence is becoming globalized. The human rights community, more often than not, views the world in terms of distinct countries, classifying them as “free” or “unfree.” The much-maligned International Criminal Court is hamstrung by the fact that its jurisdiction is limited to only the countries that accept it.
Once upon a time, it was thought that globalization would undermine authoritarian systems in individual states as economic liberalization and new forms of communications overwhelm their defenses against outside influence. But the influence, of course, ended up going both ways. Today, we live in a world where China’s economic clout influences what classes are taught at U.S. universities and what movies are produced by Hollywood. The same internet that brings Western media into Russia allows the Russian state to influence elections around the world.
Authoritarian states clearly do not feel their authority is limited by state borders. So it’s no surprise they don’t feel their ability to inflict violence is limited either.
|Re: Emerging Market Bond Funds Cache Translate Page|
VWOB and VEGBX certainly approach Emerging Markets in different ways, and I think cap-weighted indexing may be problematic when it comes to EM bonds. VWOB is of course a "Government" index, but there are govt.-owned corporations issuing bonds which are also included in it. I suppose VWOB would fall under "USD sovereign" in Nisi's graphic above, contrary to VEGBX. Anyhow, here's a look at their holdings as posted in their respective Vanguard profile pages. Of course there's that elephant in the room - maybe call it a panda:
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|American Minute for October 10th Cache Translate Page||A case of misplaced blame.
All those blaming Columbus for sailing west must turn one chapter back in the history books to find that it was actually Islamic jihad disrupting the land routes from Europe to India and China that resulted in Columbus looking for a sea route.
Nearly two centuries before Columbus, the 17-years-old Marco Polo left Venice for India and China with his father, Niccolo Polo, and uncle, Matteo Polo, in 1271.
Together they traveled 5,600 miles to the east to meet Kublai Khan, the grandson of Ghengis Khan.
Kublai Khan was Emperor of China, Korea, North India, Persia, Russia and Hungary.
Marco Polo's father and uncle had met the Kublai Khan on a previous journey.
Kublai Khan had requested that they bring back 100 teachers of the Holy Christian Faith and a flask of oil from Christ's empty tomb in Jerusalem.
Because of wars in Europe and the death of Pope Clement IV, only two preaching Dominican friars were sent by the new Pope, Gregory X.
These friars became afraid and turned back after crossing an area being attacked by Turkish Muslims.
Nevertheless, the Polos returned to China where Marco Polo was employed by Kublai Khan as an envoy for over 20 years.
Finally returning to Italy, Marco Polo was captured during the Battle of Curzola in 1298.
While imprisoned in Genoa, Marco Polo dictated his stories of Persia, China, Mongolia, the Far East and India to a fellow prisoner, Rustichello da Pisa, who wrote them down into what became Medieval Europe's best-seller, The Travels of Marco Polo.
Marco Polo's book was nicknamed "Il Milione" or One Million Lies, as it described many things unbelievable to Europeans, such as:
worship of cattle
homes smeared with cow dung,
naked holy men,
exotic herbs and spices,
indigo blue dye,
fields of cotton cloth being dyed;
paper from tree pulp,
thread from worms (silk),
porcelain dishes (china),
burning black stones (coal),
wine from rice,
asbestos from a mineral,
women's feet bound since childhood,
arrows shot from a recurve bow, and
an imperial "pony-express" style postal system.
Marco Polo surprised Europeans with a report that the Magi, who brought gifts to baby Jesus, were buried in Saveh, a town in Persia south of Tehran, Iran.
Marco Polo stated regarding his return to Europe from China:
"I believe it was God's will that we should come back, so that men might know the things that are in the world, since, as we have said in the first chapter of this book, no other man, Christian or Saracen, Mongol or pagan, has explored so much of the world as Messer Marco, son of Messer Niccolo Polo, great and noble citizen of the city of Venice."
In Genoa, 127 years after Marco Polo's death, Christopher Columbus was born in 1451.
When Columbus was two years old, in 1453, the Muslim Ottoman Sultan Mehmet II conquered Constantinople.
Muslim Turkish crusaders proceeded to invade Eastern Europe and dominate the Mediterranean. These aggressive military acts effectively curtailed trade from Western Europe to India and China.
As Muslim warriors expanded their Islamic State, they raided caravans that had crossed the China Silk Road.
This made the minimal trade over land routes notoriously more dangerous.
Caravans were raided by "thugs," a word meaning "deceivers," first mentioned by Ziya-ud-Din in his History of Furuz Shah, 1356, which originated from seven Muslim tribes.
Their method was to join an unsuspecting caravan on its journey through a remote area, riding with them for days in order to gain their trust.
When travelers let down their guard, thugs would distract them with loud music or point at the sky allowing a fellow thug to sneak up behind and strangle the victim.
This continued until every member of the caravan was killed.
Thugs were careful to bury all the bodies so their evil deeds would not alert other caravans.
Their method was later adopted by Hindu followers of Kali,
An estimated 2 million were killed by thugs over 600 years.
Efforts to eradicate the thugs were finally begun in the 1830s, after British took control of India, being led by Governor-General William Bentinck and Captain William Henry Sleeman.
To deal with this cult of highway robbers, the British formed a "Thuggee and Dacoity (Banditry) Department, which was renamed in 1904 as the Central Criminal Intelligence Department.
Mark Twain wrote in Following the Equator (1897):
"Nobody could travel the Indian roads unprotected and live to get through; that the Thugs respected no quality, no vocation, no religion, nobody; that they killed every unarmed man that came in their way ...
This cancerous organization ... doing its devastating work in secrecy, and assisted, protected, sheltered, and hidden by innumerable confederates--big and little native chiefs, customs officers, village officials, and native police, all ready to lie for it ... through fear ...
This condition of things had existed for generations, and was formidable with the sanctions of age and old custom."
A best-selling English novel was Confessions of a Thug (1839), based on the life of infamous thug Syeed Amir Ali.
Once land trade routes were ended, Europeans began looking for a sea route.
Vasco de Gama sailed from Portugal to India in 1498, but six years earlier, Columbus set sail.
Growing up in Genoa, the city where Marco Polo had been held captive nearly two centuries earlier, Columbus grew up hearing stories of the Grand Khan in a very strange land on the other side of the world.
Columbus owned a copy of Marco Polo's book, and wrote numerous personal notes in the margins.
At the age of 41, Christopher Columbus wrote to the King and Queen of Spain in 1492:
"Concerning the lands of India, and a Prince called Gran Khan ...
How many times he sent to Rome to seek doctors in our Holy Faith to instruct him and that never had the Holy Father provided them, and thus so many people were lost through lapsing into idolatries ...
And Your Highnesses, as Catholic Christians and Princes devoted to the Holy Christian Faith and the propagators thereof, and enemies of the sect of Mahomet and of all idolatries and heresies, resolved to send me, Christopher Columbus, to the said regions of India,
to see the said princes and peoples and lands and the dispositions of them and of all, and the manner in which may be undertaken their conversion to our Holy Faith ..."
"And ordained that I should not go by land (the usual way) to the Orient, but by the route of the Occident, by which no one to this day knows for sure that anyone has gone."
On OCTOBER 10, 1492, Columbus wrote of his journey to India and China, of how the sailors were growing tired and scared, being on such a long journey -- in fact, it was the longest voyage out of the sight of land to that date.
Answering the sailors who wanted to turn back, Columbus wrote:
"Here the people could stand it no longer and complained of the long voyage ... but the Admiral ... added that it was useless to complain.
He had come to the Indies, and so had to continue until he found them, with the help of Our Lord."|
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|Public Schedule: Public Schedule: October 10, 2018 Cache Translate Page||
October 10, 2018
*THE DAILY PUBLIC SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE*
DEPARTMENT OF STATE
SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO
10:00 a.m. Secretary Pompeo delivers remarks at the U.S.-Mexico CEO Dialogue, in Washington, DC.
1:30 p.m. Secretary Pompeo meets with employees of the U.S. Agency for International Development, in Washington, DC.
8:00 p.m. Secretary Pompeo delivers remarks at the JINSA’s 36th Annual Awards Dinner, in Washington, DC. Please click here for more information.
DEPUTY SECRETARY JOHN SULLIVAN
Deputy Secretary Sullivan attends meetings and briefings, at the Department of State.
USAID ADMINISTRATOR MARK GREEN
10:30 a.m. Administrator Green meets with representatives from the National Association of Evangelicals at the Dirksen Senate Office Building, in Washington, DC.
UNDER SECRETARY FOR POLITICAL AFFAIRS DAVID HALE
12:30 p.m. Under Secretary Hale attends a working lunch with French Ambassador to the United States Gerard Araud, in Washington, DC.
3:45 p.m. Under Secretary Hale attends the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Annual Awards Ceremony 2018, in Washington, DC.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ENERGY RESOURCES FRANK FANNON
Assistant Secretary Fannon is on travel to London, United Kingdom from October 8-10. Please click here for more information.
ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND NONPROLIFERATION CHRISTOPHER A. FORD
Assistant Secretary Ford is on travel to Singapore, Vietnam, and Thailand from October 9-12. Please click here for more information.
PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EAST ASIAN AND PACIFIC AFFAIRS PATRICK MURPHY
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Murphy is on travel to Mongolia, Palau, and Singapore from October 9-17.
PRINCIPAL DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR SOUTH AND CENTRAL ASIAN AFFAIRS ALICE G. WELLS
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Wells is on travel to Male, Maldives and Colombo, Sri Lanka from October 9-11. Please click here for more information.
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Liputan6.com, Jakarta Miftahul Jannah atlet blind Judo asal Aceh harus mengubur mimpinya untuk bertanding di Asian Para Games 2018. Mifta seharusnya tampil dalam laga perdananya melawan wakil Mongolia, Gantulga Oyun dalam kelas 52 KG di Ji Expo, Kemayoran Jakarta Pusat, Senin (8/10) kemarin.
Miftahul Jannah terpaksa didiskualifikasi oleh wasit yang menganut pada aturan pertandingan yang melarang atlet mengenakan jilbab dengan alasan keselamatan si atlet sendiri dan juga federasi olahraga tersebut. Hal ini menjadi sorotan dan perbincangan banyak tokoh Indonesia.
Salah satu yang memperhatikan perhelatan Asian Para Games 2018 adalah artis yang juga anggota DPR RI Komisi X yang juga membidani pemuda dan olahraga, Arzeti Bilbina. Istri pengusaha Aditya Setiawan ini prihatin dengan adanya diskualifikasi yang dialami Mifta Jannah. Namun ia juga respek dengan sikap Mifta yang tetap berpegang teguh menjalani syariat Islam dengan mempertahankan jilbabnya.
"Saya rasa perlu adanya komunikasi dan sosialisasi lebih lanjut mengenai regulasi atau aturan atlet berhijab dengan Judo. Dari pandangan saya, ada 2 hal yang disikapi dari kejadian Miftahul Jannah yang di diskualifikasi. Pertama soal regulasi yakni aturan Federasi Judo yang melarang penggunaan jilbab saat bertanding dalam judo, karna akan terdapat pitingan dan rangkulan yang bisa membahayakan atlet berhijab," ujar Arzeti Bilbina dalam keterangannya kepada wartawan, Selasa (9/10/2018).
"Dan yang kedua tentang prinsip, sikap dan keyakinan. Atlet berjilbab meyakini bahwa jilbab adalah syariat yang dijunjung tinggi diatas segalanya. Meskipun lepas jilbab dalam judo hanya dilakukan diatas matras, tetap saja itu menjadi tindakan yang menyalahi syariat untuk menutup aurat. Saya sangat respek dan bangga dengan sikap Miftahul Jannah. Ia tetap sosok yang hebat di mata kita semua dan juga agama," kata Arzeti Bilbina.
Caleg DPR RI, Dapil Jatim I, Surabaya dan Sidoarjo ini menyarankan, perlu adanya sebuah riset atau studi lebih lanjut mengenai regulasi atau aturan atlet yang mengenakan jilbab dalam olahraga judo. Sejauh mana resiko terjerat jilbab terjadi dalam judo dan harus ada terobosan tentang busana muslimah untuk atlet Judo, sebagaimana dalam olahraga renang.
Arzeti juga mengungkapkan, menjadi hak semua masyarakat untuk menjadi atlet apapun, baik yang mengenakan hijab atau pun yang tidak. Ini sejalan dengan prinsip olahraga yang harus dijunjung tinggi yakni sportifitas dan fair play.
"Momentum Asian Para Games 2018 di Tanah Air kita ini, harus ditekan untuk tidak ada driskriminasi termasuk urusan jilbab. Tetapi harus dilihat secara komprehensif antara regulasi dan resiko-resiko yang ada di lapangan untuk kebaikan para atlet yang berlaga," tegas Arzeti Bilbina.
|World's Most Powerful Passport Revealed As Countries' Global Rankings Shift Cache Translate Page|
The Henley Passport Index is a ranking of all of the passports in the world based on the number of countries their holders can travel to visa-free.
Until now Japan had been sharing joint first place with Singapore, which gained visa-free access to Uzbekistan earlier this year bringing its total to 189 countries.
However, earlier this month Japan gained visa-free access to Myanmar bringing its total to 190 - once again taking it to the top spot.
It's still a milestone for both Japan and Singapore, as 2018 is the first year in the index's 13-year history that either of them has had the most powerful passport in the world.
Both are way ahead of the UK and US which share fifth place with Portugal, the Netherlands, Austria and Luxembourg - but it's worth noting that the top four spots are shared by 10 countries.
Experts had previously revealed that the UK ranking is unlikely to increase until there is certainty regarding Brexit.
Full Henley Passport Index 2018
Japan (190 countries)
Singapore (189 countries)
Germany, France, South Korea (188 countries)
Denmark, Finland, Italy, Sweden, Spain (187 countries)
Norway, UK, Austria, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, USA (186 countries)
Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Canada (185 countries)
Australia, Greece, Malta (183 countries)
New Zealand, Czech Republic (182 countries)
Iceland (181 countries)
Hungary, Slovenia, Malyasia (180 countries)
Slovakia, Latvia, Lithuania (179 countries)
Liechtenstein, Estonia (178 countries)
Poland (175 countries)
Monaco, Chile (174 countries)
Cyprus (173 countries)
Brazil (171 countries)
Argentina, Hong Kong (170 countries)
Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania (169 countries)
Andorra, San Marino (168 countries)
Brunei (165 countries)
Israel, Barbados, UAE (161 countries)
Mexico (158 countries)
Bahamas (155 countries)
Uruguay (154 countries)
Seychelles (152 countries)
St Kitts & Nevis (151 countries)
Antigua (150 countries)
Costa Rica (149 countries)
Vatican City, Taiwan (148 countries)
Trinidad and Tobago (147 countries)
Mauritius, St Lucia (146 countries)
St Vincent and the Grenadines (145 countries)
Macao, Grenada (144 countries)
Paraguay (143 countries)
Panama (141 countries)
Venezulea, Honduras (138 countries)
Dominica, Guatemala, El Savador (137 countries)
Peru (135 countries)
Serbia, Solomon Islands (130 countries)
Samoa, Vanuatu (129 countries)
Nicaragua, Ukraine (128 countries)
Colombia, Tuvalu (127 countries)
Macedonia (125 countries)
Marshall Islands, Tonga (124 countries)
Kiribati, Montenegro (123 countries)
Micronesia, Moldova (122 countries)
Russia, Palau Islands (119 countries)
Bosnia and Herzegovina (118 countries)
Albania (114 countries)
Georgia (112 countries)
Turkey (111 countries)
South Africa (102 countries)
Belize (101 countries)
Timor-Leste (98 countries)
Ecuador, Kuwait (93 countries)
Fiji (90 countries)
Guyana (88 countries)
Maldives (87 countries)
Nauru (86 countries)
Qatar (85 countries)
Jamaica (84 countries)
Papua New Guinea (83 countries)
Botswana (82 countries)
Bahrain (81 countries)
Suriname (80 countries)
Bolivia (79 countries)
Oman (78 countries)
Belarus, Thailand (77 countries)
Namibia, Kazakhstan (76 countries)
Saudi Arabia (75 countries)
Lesotho, China (74 countries)
Indonesia (73 countries)
Swaziland, Kenya, Malawi (71 countries)
Gambia, Tanzania, Zambia (68 countries)
Tunisia, Azerbaijan, Philippines, Dominican Republic (66 countries)
Cape Verde, Cuba (65 countries)
Uganda, Zimbabwe (64 countries)
Ghana, Kyrgyzstan (63 countries)
Sierra Leone (62 countries)
Armenia, Benin, Morocco, Mongolia (61 countries)
India (60 countries)
Uzbekistan (59 countries)
Sao Tome, Mauritania, Mozambique, Tajikistan (58 countries)
Burkina Faso (57 countries)
Senegal, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea (56 countries)
Mali, Gabon, Bhutan (55 countries)
Togo, Niger, Cambodia, Rwanda (54 countries)
Chad, Madagascar, Guinea-Bissau, Turkmenistan (53 countries)
Comores Islands, Equatorial Guinea, Haiti, Laos (52 countries)
Vietnam (51 countries)
Algeria, Jordan (50 countries)
Central African Republic, Angola, Egypt (49 countries)
Cameroon, Myanmar (48 countries)
Liberia, Nigeria, Congo (Republic) (47 countries)
Burundi (46 countries)
Djibouti (45 countries)
Kosovo (44 countries)
Congo (Democratic Republic), Iran (43 countries)
Sri Lanka, Ethiopia, North Korea (42 countries)
South Sudan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Libya (41 countries)
Nepal (40 countries)
Sudan, Eritrea, Palestinian Territory (39 countries)
Yemen (37 countries)
Pakistan (33 countries)
Somalia, Syria (32 countries)
Iraq, Afghanistan (30 countries)
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As Hurricane Michael—a dangerous Category 3 storm—approaches the Gulf Coast and the Florida Panhandle with sustained winds of 120 miles per hour, please be praying that God will spare human life and minimize the potential damage to property. Florida Governor Rick Scott has declared a state of emergency for 35 counties. When it comes ashore, the powerful hurricane could unleash catastrophic storm surge, destructive winds, and flooding rainfall. Samaritan’s Purse staff are keeping a close eye on Michael and its path, and are monitoring how we might be able to help those in need once it passes. It’s expected to make landfall today around Panama City, Florida, then move rapidly to the northeast, through parts of Alabama, Georgia, South and North Carolina, and Virginia. It could be the strongest hurricane to strike along the Panhandle Gulf Coast in 13 years. The fear is that it will affect parts of the Carolinas still recovering from Hurricane Florence.
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GENEVA, 10 October 2018 – The last twenty years have seen a dramatic rise of 251% in direct economic losses from climate-related disasters, according to a report released today by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction in advance of International Day for Disaster Reduction on October 13.
In the period 1998-2017, disaster-hit countries reported direct economic losses of US$2,908 billion of which climate-related disasters accounted for US$2,245 billion or 77% of the total.
This compares with total reported losses for the period 1978-1997 of US$1,313 billion of which climate-related disasters accounted for US$895 billion or 68%.
In terms of occurrences, climate-related disasters also dominate the picture, accounting for 91% of all 7,255 major recorded events between 1998 and 2017. Floods, 43.4%, and storms, 28.2%, are the two most frequently occurring disasters.
The greatest economic losses have been experienced by the USA, US$ 944.8 billion; China, US$492.2 billion; Japan, US$376.3 billion; India, US$ 79.5 billion; and Puerto Rico, US$ 71.7 billion. Storms, floods and earthquakes place three European countries in the top ten for economic losses: France, US$48.3 billion; Germany, US57.9 billion; and Italy, US$56.6 billion. Thailand, US$ 52.4 billion, and Mexico, US$ 46.5 billion, complete the list.
During this period, 1.3 million people lost their lives and 4.4 billion people were injured, rendered homeless, displaced or in need of emergency assistance. 563 earthquakes, including related tsunamis, accounted for 56% of total deaths or 747,234 lives lost.
The report “Economic Losses, Poverty and Disasters 1998-2017” drills down into the Emergency Events Database (EM-DAT) maintained by the Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED) at the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium.
A key target of the global plan to reduce disaster losses, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, is to reduce economic losses from disasters and the report highlights the fact that 63% of disaster reports contain no economic data.
Another key highlight is the disproportionate impact of disaster events on low and middle-income countries even if high-income countries bear the brunt of absolute economic losses.
Only one high-income territory ranked among the “top ten” in terms of annual average percentage losses relative to GDP, Puerto Rico, 12.2%. Moving across the globe, the others are Haiti, 17.5%; Honduras, 7%; Cuba, 4.6%; El Salvador, 4.2%; Nicaragua, 3.6%; Georgia, 3.5%; Mongolia, 2.8%; Tajikistan, 2.7%; and DPR Korea, 7.4%.
The UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for Disaster Reduction, Mami Mizutori, said: “This report highlights key trends over the last 40 years. Much needs to be done to address the high number of deaths in seismic zones. The death and suffering caused by this month’s earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia brings home the need to raise public awareness and to apply high standards for construction in seismic zones.
“The report’s analysis makes it clear that economic losses from extreme weather events are unsustainable and a major brake on eradicating poverty in hazard exposed parts of the world.
“We have to do a much better job of capturing economic loss data if we are to have a fuller understanding of what works when it comes to reducing economic losses, saving lives and livelihoods, and managing disaster risk.”
While high-income countries recorded losses for 53% of reported disasters between 1998 and 2017, low-income countries only recorded them for 13% of disasters.
Professor Debarati Guha-Sapir, head of CRED, commented: “This report highlights the protection gap between rich and poor. Those who are suffering the most from climate change are those who are contributing least to greenhouse gas emissions. The economic losses suffered by low and lower-middle income countries have drastic consequences for their future development.
“Clearly there is great room for improvement in data collection on economic losses but we know from our analysis of the available data using georeferencing that people in low-income countries are six times more likely to lose all their worldly possessions or suffer injury in a disaster than people in high-income countries.”
The report concludes that climate change is increasing the frequency and severity of extreme weather events, and that disasters will continue to be major impediments to sustainable development so long as the economic incentives to build and develop hazard-prone locations outweigh the perceived disaster risks.
“Integrating disaster risk reduction into investment decisions is the most cost-effective way to reduce these risks; investing in disaster risk reduction is therefore a pre-condition for developing sustainable in a changing climate,” the report states.
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Photos: Students from Chinese university during the visit to UNCTAD. Group photo in front of the Place des Nations, at the UN’s European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. August 16, 2018. Images provided by & Copyright © UNCTAD.
Geneva, 9 October 2018 - More than 5,000 participants from 160 countries will meet in Geneva to thrash out major new investment-for-development initiatives at UNCTAD’s World Investment Forum 2018 in the Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland from 22-26 October.
The high-level conference comes amid mounting disquiet about declining investment flows and their impact on efforts to meet the ambition of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by the international community three years ago.
“Global flows of foreign direct investment fell by 23% in 2017,” United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said. “Cross-border investment in developed and transition economies dropped sharply, while growth was near zero in developing economies. With only a very modest recovery predicted for 2018, this negative trend is a long-term concern for policymakers worldwide, especially for developing countries.”
Private sector investment in developing countries, totaling $3.9 trillion a year, is needed to generate economic activity to meet the Sustainable Development Goals - the core of the 2030 Agenda -according to UNCTAD research. Current levels leave an investment gap of some $2.5 trillion.
Marking its 10th anniversary, the biennial World Investment Forum remains the premier venue to forge partnerships between investment and development stakeholders to close this gap.
A unique gathering of high-level players from the global investment-development community, the forum provides an opportunity to hold an open dialogue, brainstorm solution-oriented initiatives and foster global alliances to advance prosperity for all. This year’s event comprises some 60 functions, including three summits, five ministerial roundtables, private-sector led sessions and several awards ceremonies.
Besides giving participants a chance to spotlight priorities for attracting and channeling investment that will drive sustainable development, the forum sessions will also focus on transformative actions and innovative financing modes for growth, such as blockchain, sustainability bonds, and blended finance.
Speakers from business and special guests include more than 30 top executives of multinationals, among them Aviva, De Beers, Coca-Cola, ContourGlobal, Jumia, Lavazza, PwC, Siemens Financial Services, UBS, and the heads of stock exchanges including those in Bombay, Johannesburg, Luxembourg, Nasdaq Nordic, SIX and Shenzen, as well as the leaders of sovereign wealth and pension funds.
Fourteen heads of state and government have confirmed they will attend, including those from Armenia, Bangladesh, Botswana, Cambodia, the Central African Republic, Kenya, Lesotho, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Malawi, Mongolia, Montenegro, Namibia, Sierra Leone, and Switzerland.
More than fifty ministers from developed and developing countries and 21 heads of international organizations will join them.
In addition to United Nations entities, 50 other organizations will be at the event, including the Commonwealth, the International Labour Organization, the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the International Olympic Committee, the International Organization of Securities Commissions, the International Telecommunication Union, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the World Economic Forum, the World Trade Organization and the World Bank Group.
These partnerships have generated exciting new content for this year’s participants, including an in-depth look at the relationship between sport and development, co-hosted with the International Olympic Committee and, on the annual United Nations Day, 24 October, a session on the role of investment in peace and security.
Five independent tracks will run in parallel with the main forum, with a special programme for parliamentarians, a multidisciplinary academic conference, an investment village, the 35th anniversary session of the Intergovernmental Working Group of Experts on International Standards of Accounting and Reporting (ISAR), and the 2018 UNCTAD Youth Forum, taking youth entrepreneurship as its theme.
Previous World Investment Forums took place in Accra, Ghana (2008), Xiamen, China (2010), Doha, Qatar (2012), Geneva, Switzerland (2014) and Nairobi, Kenya (2016).
Source: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), Geneva
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Little Salon Gets International on Capitol Hill
Tickets are on sale now for the Oct. 16 Little Salon, which will take place inside a Capitol Hill rowhouse (632 C St. NE, 7–10pm). A $20 ticket (+$2.29 fee, sales are limited due to venue size) gets you entry to this intimate event, which will kick off with a visual art exhibition by Iranian-American artist Mojdeh Rezaeipour and Indian-Pakistani culinary samples courtesy of the team at Cusbah (1128 H St. NE). At 8pm the performances will begin with Mongolian musician Khatnaa on the morin khuur, fiction from Cuban-American writer Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes, and verse by Spanish poet Irene Solá.
J.O. Wilson Night (Tonight) at &Pizza
Tempted to take the night off from cooking? Head over to the H Street NE location of &pizza (1118 H St. NE), because from 3–8pm it's J.O. Wilson night and a portion of all proceeds will be donated to the J.O. Wilson PTA to support students at J.O. Wilson Elementary (660 K St. NE).
Swampoodle Park Opening Delay
A problem with the turf installation at Swampoodle Park will delay the park's opening at 3rd and L Streets NE. The re-installation can only be done in good weather, so the anticipated opening has been pushed back to the end October according to the NoMa Parks Foundation. Hat tip to @CapitolHillPhil for the heads up.
Video of DTLR Armed Robbery Suspect
Police released video of the suspect in Monday's armed robbery of DTLR (902 H St. NE).
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