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  • Mar 19 / 2017
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Canada answers urgent UN call for humanitarian aid

  Canada Canada answers urgent UN call for humanitarian aid The Canadian Press 148 words 18 March 2017 Ottawa Citizen OTCT Early N5 English Copyright © 2017 Ottawa Citizen   Canada will provide almost $120 million to help avert starvation for 20 million in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen. The United Nations warned earlier this month [...]

  • Feb 20 / 2017
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Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100,000 people facing starvation

  Foreign Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100,000 people facing starvation By Rael Ombuor 594 words 20 February 2017 Washington Post.com WPCOM English Copyright 2017, The Washington Post Co. All Rights Reserved.   NAIROBI — A severe food shortage has deteriorated into a famine in two counties in South Sudan, the government and United Nations announced [...]

  • Feb 07 / 2017
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International order fraying

International order fraying Geoffrey P. Johnston Geoffrey P. Johnston Owen Sound Sun Times 1325 words 7 February 2017 Owen Sound Sun Times OWNSST Final A5 English Copyright © 2017 Owen Sound Sun Times   The establishment of the International Criminal Court, commonly referred to as the ICC, was a significant development in human security and international [...]

  • Jan 31 / 2017
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Sudan deserves sanctions

Sudan deserves sanctions Geoffrey P. Johnston Geoffrey P. Johnston Owen Sound Sun Times 1294 words 31 January 2017 Owen Sound Sun Times OWNSST Final A5 English Copyright © 2017 Owen Sound Sun Times   Regimes that commit genocide and perpetrate mass atrocity crimes should be punished and isolated by the community of nations. And yet [...]

  • Jan 20 / 2017
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Are the Conservatives politicking with Responsibility to Protect?

Prime Minister Stephen Harper didn’t have to make too much of an effort to stump for support on extending and expanding the mission against ISIS into Syria. The Conservatives hold the balance of power in the House of Commons and a majority of Canadians, across party lines, appear to support their plan. Monday’s debate in the House of [...]

  • Jan 18 / 2017
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The Lost Hopes for South Sudan

By Helen Epstein After half a century of civil war, South Sudan declared independence from Sudan, in 2011. Two years later, the world’s youngest country erupted in its own civil war. In 2015, the combatants signed a peace agreement, but then the scales of power were tipped, and the government struck out against the opposing [...]

  • Jan 13 / 2017
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Why the West can’t be bothered to save Aleppo

Nearly two decades ago, Michael Ignatieff, a future Liberal party leader and would-be prime minister, was instrumental in formulating a concept we may want to revisit in the aftermath of the tragedy of Aleppo. In 2001, Ignatieff was one of three members of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty set up by the [...]

  • Jan 13 / 2017
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The bully’s century dawns

‘Geography need not be destiny, but it matters,” George F. Will wrote recently, adding: “as Ukraine is being reminded.” Well, yes. To own prize real estate next door to a powerful neighbour can be a problem at the best of times – just ask Canada – and Vladimir Putin isn’t the best of times. He [...]

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