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  • Jul 30 / 2016
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North America

Taking the low moral ground

Fielding questions Wednesday from Conservative Jason Kenney, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion wanly insisted his government lacked the evidence to say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is guilty of genocide. Thursday the minister flipflopped, in the face of a new UN report providing conclusive evidence thereof. The opposition, no surprise, renewed its call for Canada [...]

  • Jul 30 / 2016
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North America

United States : Assistant Secretary Robinson Travel to the Republic of Korea, Burma, and California

Assistant Secretary for Conflict and Stabilization Operations David Robinson will travel to Asia and California from June 18-28, including visits to Seoul, several locations in Burma, and San Francisco. From June 20-21, he will participate in the 6th Annual Meeting of the Global Network of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) Focal Points Conference in Seoul, including [...]

  • Jul 29 / 2016
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OPINIÓN: El mundo debe ayudar a los rebeldes de Siria

OPINIÓN: El mundo debe ayudar a los rebeldes de Siria Shadi Hamid Por Shadi Hamid 718 words 2 March 2012 05:10 PM CNN Wire CNNWS Spanish Copyright 2012 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved. Nota del Editor: Shadi Hamid es director de investigación en el Brookings Doha Center y un seguidor del Saban Center for [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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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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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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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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Canada has ‘defaulted’ on responsibility to protect: Cotler

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