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  • Sep 08 / 2018
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Middle East

Iran: US Regime Change Project is Immoral and Illegal

Iran:  US Regime Change Project is Immoral and Illegal in Imperialism — by David William Pear — July 25, 2018 “We’re going to take out seven countries in five years, starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and, finishing off, Iran.” (US General Wesley Clark, former Supreme Commander of NATO) Contemptuous of international law, the US makes [...]

  • Sep 08 / 2018
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North America

Trump’s Grand Strategy from Quebec to Singapore

Trump’s Grand Strategy from Quebec to Singapore by Eric Walberg / August 5th, 2018 How to explain the welter of contradictions in US politics these days? Trump’s enthusiasm for peace with Russia vs his acceptance of Cold War II with Russia, launched even as Trump declared victory in 2016. Trump’s virtually declaration of war against [...]

  • Sep 08 / 2018
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North America

Why America Must Put Interests Before Ideals

Why America Must Put Interests Before Ideals Both are important, but prioritizing the latter leads to needless humanitarian wars that don’t work. By TED GALEN CARPENTER • August 15, 2018 American political leaders and foreign policy professionals have long debated the question of what considerations should have precedence in guiding the republic’s foreign policy. Realists assert that sober [...]

  • Sep 08 / 2018
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Africa

Kofi Annan, a man who was committed to serving humanity

MONDAY AUGUST 20 2018 Kofi Annan, a man who was committed to serving humanity Ramesh Thakur, an emeritus professor at the Australian National University, is a former UN Assistant Secretary-General who was the principal writer of Kofi Annan’s second UN reform report in 2002. COURTESY PHOTO In Summary The grandson of tribal chiefs and son [...]

  • Sep 05 / 2018
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Africa

Kofi Annan was a strong voice for peace. Rwanda was where he fell short.

Kofi Annan was a strong voice for peace. Rwanda was where he fell short. By Timothy Longman August 20 Kofi Annan, the first U.N. secretary general from sub-Saharan Africa, died Saturday after a short illness. Annan, a career U.N. diplomat, served as secretary general from 1997 to 2006 and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001 for his work toward “a [...]

  • Sep 05 / 2018
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Europe

A New Model of Human Security

A New Model of Human Security Aug 20, 2018 JAVIER SOLANA Between interventionist excesses and tragic cases of inaction, it is clear that the international community still lacks a reliable doctrine of humanitarian intervention. The problem is that current security models are still based on the traditional concept of state sovereignty, rather than focusing on individual [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

India Lashes Out at ‘Grossly Unrepresentative’ UN Security Council

India Lashes Out at ‘Grossly Unrepresentative’ UN Security Council India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin’s remarks came during a UN General Assembly general debate on Monday on The Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Crimes against Humanity’. Updated:June 26, 2018, 1:30 PM IST The United [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

Striking the Syrian Regime Is Not Legitimate

  GLOBAL Striking the Syrian Regime Is Not Legitimate The Trump administration may say it wants a humanitarian intervention. But the strikes it’s considering fail to meet the criteria that would justify it. PETER BEINART APR 13, 2018 A woman wearing a scarf depicting the Syrian opposition flag walks in the damaged areas in Deir [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

Smoke and mirrors

Smoke and mirrors Mohammed Ayoob JUNE 25, 2018 00:15 IST UPDATED: JUNE 25, 2018 00:10 IST Most humanitarian interventions have been undertaken when they suit the interests of the U.S. and its allies When the Cold War ended, the withering of its restraining influences spawned many ethnic and state-breaking conflicts. Also, the feeling of hubris generated [...]

  • Aug 29 / 2018
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Middle East

Syria air strikes: Were they legal?

Syria air strikes: Were they legal? By Marc WellerProfessor of International Law 14 April 2018 Related Topics Syrian civil war Media captionMissiles are launched from a ship in an unknown location and French Rafale jets take off The justifications put forward by the US, UK and France for the air strikes in Syria have focused [...]

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