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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Africa’s step to be a continent of peace

For a continent with so many wars, Africa certainly has big ambitions about peace. Its one uniting body, the 54-nation African Union, has set a goal to end all conflicts by 2020. This week, the AU took a step toward ending one potentially explosive conflict by agreeing to send troops to South Sudan. That new nation, created only [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

UN security council to take first vote on Ban Ki-moon’s replacement

Coy frontrunners face robust challenge from mavericks as secretary general race hots up, with 12 hopefuls proposing dramatic changes for UN The UN security council will conduct a first secret vote on Thursday on who should replace Ban Ki-moon as secretary general, faced with a slate of cautious frontrunners chased by reformist mavericks who would drastically overhaul the [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Will the UN save us from hell?

If we want UN missions to succeed, they must be highly trained and properly equipped. It was Dag Hammarskjöld – the second secretary general of the UN, whose plane crashed on a mission to the Congo in 1961 – who set out what he thought was a realistic goal for the organisation: “The United Nations was not [...]

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North America

Canada failed to protect Syrians, says Cotler; Country has ‘defaulted’ on R2P principle

Liberal statesman Irwin Cotler says Canada has “defaulted” on the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) principle his party once championed by not backing intervention in Syria to stop the slaughter of civilians by Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. “The Liberal party has always had an internationalist dimension to its foreign policy. But if you look back at R2P, [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

Liberals opt to delay the tough tasks

Eight months into their first mandate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s Liberals can head into their long summer break content that Canadians show no sign of buyer’s remorse. The government continues to score well in polls and Trudeau’s personal popularity remains solid. “So far so good” seems to be the general attitude, though it would be wise [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe

Students tackle world crises

Utopian timeline, TV shows and surprise committees – Model United Nation (MUN) meets in city schools have left no genres unexplored over the past couple of years. The Heritage MUN (THSMUN) 2016 was different – it chose to stick to convention. Participants of around 12 schools, including Don Bosco, Park Circus, Loreto House, St. James’ [...]

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Europe

War no crime for leaders

Report highlights legal minefield for soldiers while politicians are protected I happened to be in London this week when the Chilcot report came out. Seven years in the making, it’s a comprehensive evaluation of British involvement in Iraq, from well before 9/11 and right up until British troops withdrew in 2009. The report is gargantuan [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

The moral issues surrounding the Iraq war remain

The moral issues surrounding the Iraq war remain A policy of universal non-intervention won’t solve the ethical dilemma that arises when nations butcher their own people, writes Andrew MacLeod. O n February 3, 2003, a short time before the Iraq war began, I wrote on these pages that Iraq posed a moral dilemma for the [...]

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