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  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

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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Europe

War no crime for leaders

Report highlights legal minefield for soldiers while politicians are protected I happened to be in London this week when the Chilcot report came out. Seven years in the making, it’s a comprehensive evaluation of British involvement in Iraq, from well before 9/11 and right up until British troops withdrew in 2009. The report is gargantuan [...]

  • 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 27 / 2016
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North America

UN: Genocide watchdog tasks UN Security Council members on crimes, abuses

New York, US (PANA) – New York-based genocide watchdog, the Global Centre for the Responsibility to Protect, has stressed the need for UN Security Council members to maintain international peace and security and ensure that populations are protected from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity, regardless of where these crimes are occurring. In a statement, [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Middle East

THE EUROPEAN UNION’S RESPONSE TO THE ARAB SPRING: A MISSED OPPORTUNITY

Asianet Pakistan Private Limited Introduction and overview The Arab Spring began in late 2010 in Tunisia where a local protest got converted into a mass movement against the decades-old regime of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. A domino effect followed in several other Arab countries, where the public was emboldened by the success of [...]

  • 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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North America

Obama’s criticism of Cameron reveals president’s own weaknesses

To complain so candidly while still in office is unusual, but Obama inadvertently highlights what historians may come to see as his major flaw in international affairs Barack Obama’s candidly critical public remarks about David Cameron’s foreign policy failings are unusual, given that the US president is still in office and presumably wants to maintain [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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South America

La identidad estratégica de Brasil: política de defensa para un jugador global

La identidad estratégica de Brasil: política de defensa para un jugador global Marina Vitelli 11536 words 1 September 2015 Colombia Internacional CLMBINT 141-169 Issue 85; ISSN:01215612 Spanish Copyright © 2015 Colombia Internacional. ProQuest Information and Learning Company. All rights reserved. El artículo analiza la actual política de defensa brasileña rastreando ideas claves del pensamiento militar [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Europe

Cabeza fría para la crisis de Ucrania

Opinión Cabeza fría para la crisis de Ucrania 393 words 4 March 2014 El Periódico Extremadura PDEXTM Spanish Grupo Zeta La demostración de fuerza de Vladimir Putin en Crimea es un desafío en toda regla a Kiev y a quienes han apoyado la revuelta del Maidán, es decir, a Occidente. Si algo tiene claro el [...]

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