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Dysfunctional disarmament

By Ban Ki-moon GENEVA: As the United Nations Conference on Disarmament begins a seven-week session in Geneva, its future is on the line. Whereas countries and civil-society initiatives are on the move, the Conference has stagnated. Its credibility — indeed, its very legitimacy — is at risk. The “CD,” as it is informally known, has …

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Haiti’s moment

  NEW YORK: Fortune has not been kind to Haiti. The pain and suffering arising from last year’s earthquake was already enormous, and has since been compounded by Hurricane Tomas and an outbreak of cholera. Now there is growing tension surrounding the just completed election. That epidemic has spread to all 10 departments of the …

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