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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

What Britain must learn from this failed war

How should Britain change in the light of Sir John Chilcot’s forensic autopsy of the failed Iraq war? Three things stand out.• Britain must be aware of its military limitations; the US can just about deal with two simultaneous full-blown wars. Britain cannot. It has to prioritise and communicate those priorities to its allies. The [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe

Two personal journeys toward a definition of international war crimes

By Philippe Sands In a remarkable coincidence, the two men most responsible for introducing global norms to punish vast crimes by states came from the same city in Poland, studied at the same law school, lost close family members to Nazi death camps and labored mightily to advocate their innovative legal theories at the same [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe

Germany’s New Global Role: Berlin Steps Up

Germany’s recent history is the key to understanding how it sees its place in the world. Since 1998, I have served my country as a member of four cabinets and as the leader of the parliamentary opposition. In March of that year, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder delivered a speech in Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, titled [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Rundle: the Chilcot Inquiry, and Iraq’s true history

The frenzied morning that the Chilcot report was released in the UK, Tony Blair appeared at a rare press conference on home soil. This was Blair at his bestworst: the street fighter determined to defend his record and his legacy. The Chilcot report had laid out much, though not all, of the disastrous process by which the [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Hatred, the Holocaust and the new refugee crisis

The landscape bursts with joy around them — chestnut trees wave their delicate blooms, lilacs perfume the air, birds sing and pirouette overhead. Nature’s beauty is a stark contrast to their march’s purpose: to retrace the Shoah — the Hebrew word for the Holocaust. It should be raining ash. Back then, seven decades ago when [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, North America

Elie Wiesel: Conscience of humanity

On this occasion, the best remembrance, and the best tribute we can pay to Elie Wiesel, is to commit to action. It is a humbling and moving moment to participate in this remembrance of Prof. Elie Wiesel – where Elie Wiesel’s life’s work, indeed his life, is a source of learning and inspiration for us [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe

Siria, Kissinger y todos nosotros

Siria, Kissinger y todos nosotros PERE Vilanova 867 words 29 July 2012 El Periódico Extremadura PDEXTM Spanish Grupo Zeta A principios del pasado junio, Henry Kissinger publicó en el Washington Post un artículo sobre Siria que en su momento, como suele suceder siempre que el exsecretario de Estado se pronuncia sobre la actualidad, llamó poderosamente [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

The Syrian cage

Modern humanitarianism is struggling to keep pace with the rapid developments in the tactics of modern conflict. Forgotten somewhat in the shadow of the seismic fallout from Britain’s decision to leave the EU, the conflict in Syria continues to worsen. Bereft of a functioning peace process and beset on all sides by armed actors, Syria’s civilian [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Europe

Brexit, Eurocrats, Europeans and the Others

There is a spectre that has been haunting Europe since 1992, it is the on-going transition from the Westphalian State to the European State. Brexit is not about the United Kingdom alone, it’s about the much larger question about whether the State as Europeans know it should give up on national sovereignty. We could start [...]