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Posts Tagged / Misuse and Abuse

  • Aug 11 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America

State of play: A world war is going on

India, Aug. 6 — The planet and humankind are undergoing one of the periodic phase changes that bring so much turmoil and trauma to the global ecosystem. The geopolitical situation is characterised by the intensifying conflict between the Atlantic-centric power structure, hegemonic since more than four centuries, and some new or resurgent civilisational (national and [...]

  • Aug 10 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

الانتخابات التمهيدية الأميركية.. دروس وحقائق أولية

الانتخابات التمهيدية الأميركية.. دروس وحقائق أولية 11 حزيران/ يونيو2016, 12:06 مالولايات المتحدة الأميركية757 قراءة منذر سليمان أسفرت الجولة الأخيرة عن بروز كل من هيلاري كلينتون ودونالد ترامب كمرشحين “واقعيين” بانتظار التتويج الرسمي نهاية الشهر المقبل. الملفت أن النخب الأميركية الحاكمة اصطفت وراء المرشحة كلينتون، رغم ما يعترض مسيرتها من “ازمات” تتعلق بسيرتها وأدائها. في جانب [...]

  • Aug 09 / 2016
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Middle East

حق الفلسطينيين في الدفاع عن النفس، و”مسؤولية الحماية” R2P

حق الفلسطينيين في الدفاع عن النفس، و”مسؤولية الحماية” R2P تاريخ النشر : 2014-08-01 د. حسن أيوب أستاذ السياسة الدولية والسياسات المقارنة في جامعة النجاح الوطنية، نابلس في خضم العدوان الجاري على قطاع غزة، والقمع الاسرائيلي الدموي للفلسطينيين في الضفة الغربية المحتلة، تثار مسألة قانونية وأخلاقية هامة تتعلق بحدود حق الدفاع عن النفس، وبواجب المجتمع الدولي [...]

  • Aug 03 / 2016
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South America

Diplomacia e proteção de civis

ESPAÇO ABERTO – OPINIÃO Diplomacia e proteção de civis PATRICIA 880 words 20 February 2013 O Estado de São Paulo ESTADO Portuguese Copyright – Agência Estado © 2013 – Todos os direitos reservados - www.estadao.com.br A proteção de civis desarmados em situações de conflito é um desafio de ordem moral e diplomática. Inocentes mortos, feridos ou [...]

  • Jul 30 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, Middle East

War crimes probe: Double standards exposed

Muslims around the world observed Eid-ul-Fitr this week, the end of the month-long annual fast in rather sombre mood. Blood-letting sectarian strife has torn them apart in no less a place than West Asia, their citadel. In Saudi Arabia, the holiest of holy places was not spared; nor were other Islamic nations – Iraq, Turkey [...]

  • 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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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, [...]