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  • Jan 10 / 2017
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North America

Assoiffer les populations innocentes : La guerre par d’autres moyens

«Contre la religion du profit, nous devons opposer la religion de la beauté, son pain vivant, son eau vive.» Théodore Monod, anthropologue Mon attention a été attirée par un fait bizarre en ce sens qu’il n’obéit pas aux paramètres des guerres classiques, à savoir la destruction immédiate par le fer et par le feu. Cela s’apparente [...]

  • Jan 08 / 2017
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Europe, Middle East

As Syrian deaths mount, world’s ‘responsibility to protect’ takes a hit: experts

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – As civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are battered by air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, what has happened to the world’s responsibility to protect populations under threat? The Geneva Conventions and the United Nations Security Council were established after World War Two to maintain peace and protect people [...]

  • Dec 27 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Aleppo’s sobering lessons: Take them to heart

Aleppo’s sobering lessons: Take them to heart Richard N. Haass Richard N. Haass Distributed by Contify.com 930 words 27 December 2016 Himalayan Times ATHIMT English Copyright © 2016. The Himalayan Times.   Looking ahead, Assad’s government will remain in place and in control of much, but not all, of the country. Various Sunni terrorist groups, [...]

  • Dec 23 / 2016
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North America

Aleppo is a call to action for Canada’s human-security agenda; The accomplishments of the human-security agenda are under threat, but the Trudeau government has the ability to champion them

Aleppo is a call to action for Canada’s human-security agenda; The accomplishments of the human-security agenda are under threat, but the Trudeau government has the ability to champion them Colin Robertson 1018 words 23 December 2016 The Globe and Mail (Breaking News) GMBN English ©2016 The Globe and Mail Inc. All Rights Reserved.   A [...]

  • Dec 22 / 2016
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North America

Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

‘Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality Robert Sibley Robert Sibley Orillia Packet & Times 594 words 22 December 2016 The Packet & Times ORLAPT Final A6 English Copyright © 2016 The Packet & Times   Nearly two decades ago, Michael Ignatieff, a future Liberal party leader and would-be prime minister, was instrumental in [...]

  • Dec 16 / 2016
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Europe

Russia and its allies are spreading new anarchy that will bite them too

Russia and its allies are spreading new anarchy that will bite them too Robert Fox Robert Fox 407 words 16 December 2016 London Evening Standard NS 3; National 8 English (c) 2016 Evening Standard Limited   THE end of the siege of eastern Aleppo marks a turning point in the five-year civil war, which has [...]

  • Apr 10 / 2015
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North America

Canada’s ISIS mission

Initially, I was convinced that the war against ISIS could be morally justified. Since ISIS is a malevolent force from which neither Iraq nor Syria are able to protect their populations, the international community has a responsibility to intervene; on this point, there does seem to be, as Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson frames it, [...]

  • Apr 10 / 2015
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North America

Canada’s mission against ISIL highlights moral quandary

Initially, I was convinced that the war against ISIS could be morally justified. Since ISIS is a malevolent force from which neither Iraq nor Syria are able to protect their populations, the international community has a responsibility to intervene; on this point, there does seem to be, as Foreign Affairs Minister Rob Nicholson frames it, [...]