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The Ward Post Bi-Monthly Brief – Vol. 3. No. 4. (July – August 2018)

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The Ward Post Bi-Monthly Brief

Vol. 3. No. 4. (July – August 2018)

The Ward Post Bi-Monthly Brief  brings together in one convenient location a synopsis of, and links to the TWP blogs posted during the previous two months period.

Kim plays Trump on North Korean denuclearization (Ambassador Curtis A. Ward)

(08/30/2018) —The most recent development on North Korea’s so-called denuclearization, the reality of which has been a matter of extreme skepticism among foreign policy and security experts, undermines U.S. President Donald Trump’s expectations. Trump had convinced himself that he had procured a history-changing agreement with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un at the ill-conceived Singapore Summit. In Trump’s imagination all of humanity would be grateful to him for saving the world from a cataclysmic nuclear war between the United States and North Korea. He also believed his achievement far outranked all diplomatic triumphs of his predecessors combined in the history of the United States. Some of his friends had vision of a Nobel Peace Prize. Read More

The Grooming of a Chancellor – Sir George Alleyne’s Autobiography (Ambassador Curtis A. Ward)

(07/25/2018) — Along the way, Sir George has lived and exceeded the dreams of most people of Caribbean heritage in his own career. Having won the prestigious Barbados Scholarship to study medicine at the University of the West Indies (UWI) in Kingston, Jamaica, Sir George’s The Grooming of a Chancellor takes us through his early years in Barbados; his years as a student in Jamaica; as UWI researcher and professor of medicine; and international engagements leading to his election as Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) where he served two terms. There were numerous successful health initiatives during Sir George’s tenure at PAHO for which the entire Latin American and Caribbean region owes to his exemplary leadership. Read More

The Immigrant’s Challenge: One Love–One Family (Ambassador Curtis A. Ward)

(07/24/2018) — [Keynote Speech at Rochester Jamaican Organization celebration of Jamaica’s 56th Anniversary of Independence, 20th July 2018]  Read More

Trump’s Preference for Use of Military Intervention Subverts Diplomacy and Threatens Venezuela (Ambassador Curtis A. Ward)

(07/08/2018) —The recent baring of a not so unexpected truth by media sources that the U.S. president gave serious thought in August 2017 to invading Venezuela early in his presidency is further confirmation that President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is defined more by the reckless use of U.S. military power rather than utilizing diplomacy to resolve geopolitical issues.  The use of military intervention as a first option and not a final option affirms Trump’s belief that the rest of the world must adhere to his ‘America only’ policy. Countries with limited power who fail to fall in line should expect serious consequences. Read More

CARICOM’s Implementation Deficit & Functional Cooperation–A Community for All (Dr. Edward Greene)

(07/03/2018) —The CARICOM Heads of Government Conference in Montego Bay 4-6 July, 2018 has a golden opportunity to change the directions of the Community, triggered by the insightful recommendations of the Golding Report, Reviewing Jamaica’s Relations within the CARICOM and CARIFORUM Frameworks, March 2017. There have so far been several forums and valuable opinions and assessments of this Report. Except, tangentially, the role of functional cooperation, has been underestimated if not neglected. Read More

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Ambassador Curtis A. Ward

Ambassador Curtis A. Ward is a former Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the United Nations with Special Responsibility for Security Council Affairs (1999-2002) serving on the UN Security Council for two years. He served three years as Expert Adviser to the UN Security Council Counter-Terrorism Committee. He is an Attorney-at-Law and International Consultant with extensive knowledge and experience in national and international legal and policy frameworks for effective implementation of United Nations (UN) and other international anti-terrorism mandates; the legal and administrative requirements to effectively implement and enforce anti-money laundering and countering financing of terrorism (AML/CFT); extensive knowledge of the legal and regulatory requirements for effective implementation and enforcement of United Nations multilateral and U.S.-imposed unilateral sanctions; and the imperatives for Rule of Law and governance.

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