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  • Jul 14 / 2016
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How to rid the world of genocide

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. Gareth Evans, a former Australian foreign minister and president of the International Crisis Group, co-chaired the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe

No nation should fight global atrocities alone

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. Ramesh Thakur is a professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and author of ” The Responsibility to Protect: Norms, Laws [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Middle East

Syria is a failure of commitment, not principle

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. Alex J. Bellamy is director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. The Responsibility to Protect is a disarmingly simple principle. Agreed to in [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Is the international community failing to protect vulnerable civilians?

In 2011, popular uprisings against repressive leaders were sweeping the Arab world. In Libya, then-President Moammar Gaddafi responded to challenges of his rule quickly and brutally — by attacking protesters and targeting citizens, threatening to “cleanse Libya house by house.” The United Nations sprang into action: Its Security Council authorized military intervention and a NATO-led force carried [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Middle East

An Open Letter to Ban Ki-moon

By Richard Falk Dear Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, Having read of the vicious attacks on you for venturing some moderate, incontestable criticisms of Israel’s behavior, I understand well the discomfort you clearly feel. Not since the Richard Goldstone chaired the group that released the report detailing apparent Israeli war crimes during [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East, North America

How humanitarian intervention makes protecting the innocent more difficult

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. James P. Rudolph is an attorney in California and Washington, D.C. He has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development as a democracy officer [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East

Terrorism or genocide? We should be fighting both.

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. Karen Attiah is deputy digital editor for The Washington Post’s Opinions section. The international norm of Responsibility to Protect – R2P for short — was [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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North America

Rwanda should have been a wake-up call. Why do the crises continue?

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. Sarah Cliffe and Hanny Megally serve as director and senior fellow, respectively, at the New York University Center on International Cooperation. Twenty-two years [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Africa, Europe

Presentation by Ambassador Smail Chergui, AU Commissioner for Peace and Security at the Munich Security Conference: ‘‘Panel on Africa and the Global Security Order’’

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a pleasure to be here at the Munich Security Conference and to speak about a subject that is dear to my heart, “Africa and the Global Security Order.” I want to thank Ambassador Ischinger for his kind invitation and express my gratitude for the continued commitment and dedication to [...]

  • Jul 12 / 2016
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Middle East

Losing the War, Blame Russia

Syrian government forces inspect an area near the village of Khan Tuman, south from the provincial capital Aleppo, on December 22, 2015 No doubt civilians are caught up in this war. But many of those portrayed as refugees fleeing now from the northern city of Aleppo are actually retreating militants, who are capitulating because of [...]