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  • Jan 07 / 2017
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Middle East, Uncategorized

Looking back at Kosovo can move the Syria conflict forward

LLOYD AXWORTHY AND ALLAN ROCK  Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 7:00AM EDT President Obama seems finally ready to engage in Syria with more than hollow rhetoric. Sadly, this comes after more than 100,000 deaths, two million refugees and massive internal destruction. It comes too after sustained inaction has allowed fanatic [...]

  • Dec 20 / 2016
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

by Robert Sibley 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 [...]

  • Dec 16 / 2016
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North America

Editorial Exchange: Fall of Aleppo signals a dangerous new era

Editorial Exchange: Fall of Aleppo signals a dangerous new era BY TORONTO STAR CP 870 words 16 December 2016 02:11 PM The Canadian Press CPR English (c) 2016 The Canadian Press. All rights reserved.   An editorial from the Toronto Star, published Dec. 15: It took 4,000 years to build Aleppo, a United Nations official [...]

  • Dec 05 / 2016
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North America

Conflict lurches toward genocide

Geoffrey P . Johnston 1397 words 5 December 2016 The ongoing conflicts in Iraq and Syria and the resultant refugee crises tend to dominate international news. Meanwhile, the escalating civil conflict and threat of genocide in South Sudan are being largely ignored by traditional news outlets and online digital news sites. The long-suffering people of [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

When R2P runs into ISIS

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, adopted at the United Nations World Summit in 2005, is Canada’s gift to the community of nations. Thanks to the diplomatic overtures of then prime minister Paul Martin and other prominent Liberal politicians, thinkers and diplomats, the UN embraced the notion that the community of nations has an obligation to prevent genocide [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Europe, North America

Canada marks 40 years of relations with European Union

Saanich News — When a young Jeremy Kinsman joined the staff of the Canadian Mission to the European Economic Community in 1968 as its first political officer, the office conditions were less than ideal. “I don’t think most people knew we had a mission. It was just a start up mission and it was in [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, South America

The rupture

Many once-hopeful countries are in crisis. Is this a bump in the road, or have we driven off the road entirely? In her new book, Jennifer Welsh, special adviser to the UN Secretary-General, worries for the future of liberal democracy The Return of History: Conflict, Migration, and Geopolitics in the Twenty-First Century By Jennifer Welsh [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Civilians need protection

As sectarian, ethnic and tribal violence engulf many vulnerable nations, the United Nations urgently needs to revamp peacekeeping in order to protect civilians from mass atrocities and crimes against humanity. “The world is clearly in crisis,” Simon Adams, an expert on genocide prevention, said. “We have 60 million people displaced: asylum seekers, refugees, internally displaced [...]

  • Sep 02 / 2016
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Africa, North America

How to make R2P work

The international community selectively applies the principle of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) and too often turns a blind eye to mass atrocities, including genocide. Yet there have been instances when the world has done the right thing, intervening to prevent the mass slaughter of innocent civilians, thereby vindicating R2P. Biggest successes “I think R2P, in [...]

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