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  • Jan 18 / 2017
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North America

The Lost Hopes for South Sudan

By Helen Epstein After half a century of civil war, South Sudan declared independence from Sudan, in 2011. Two years later, the world’s youngest country erupted in its own civil war. In 2015, the combatants signed a peace agreement, but then the scales of power were tipped, and the government struck out against the opposing [...]

  • Jan 15 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges

Human Rights Watch confirms Sri Lanka agreed on foreign judges Daya Gamage Daya Gamage – Asian Tribune Political Note 1323 words 15 January 2017 Asian Tribune HTASIT English Copyright 2017. Asiantribune.com   Washington, Jan. 15 — Contrary to what the authorities in the Government of Sri Lanka constantly state, the 2017 Human Rights Watch (HRW) report released [...]

  • Jan 14 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

A terrorist group by any other name

  A terrorist group by any other name Cristina Maza 1338 words 13 January 2017 Phnom Penh Post NOMPEN English Copyright 2017. Post Media Ltd.   For the past four years, the Khmer National Liberation Front has questioned the legitimacy of the ruling party. But does it deserve to be branded a terrorist group? Four [...]

  • Jan 14 / 2017
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Africa

Ethiopia Takes a Deep and Foreboding Breath

  Ethiopia Takes a Deep and Foreboding Breath by James Jeffrey 1529 words 21 December 2016 01:00 PM All Africa AFNWS English (c) 2016 AllAfrica, All Rights Reserved   Addis Ababa, Dec 21, 2016 (Inter Press Service/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — Smart phone users in the Ethiopian capital are rejoicing. After a two-month [...]

  • Jan 13 / 2017
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North America

Why the West can’t be bothered to save Aleppo

Nearly two decades ago, Michael Ignatieff, a future Liberal party leader and would-be prime minister, was instrumental in formulating a concept we may want to revisit in the aftermath of the tragedy of Aleppo. In 2001, Ignatieff was one of three members of the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty set up by the [...]

  • Jan 13 / 2017
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North America

The bully’s century dawns

‘Geography need not be destiny, but it matters,” George F. Will wrote recently, adding: “as Ukraine is being reminded.” Well, yes. To own prize real estate next door to a powerful neighbour can be a problem at the best of times – just ask Canada – and Vladimir Putin isn’t the best of times. He [...]

  • Jan 10 / 2017
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South America

Obligaciones soberanas

Obligaciones soberanas La Razón 465 words 10 January 2017 La Razón LARAZN Spanish © 2017 NoticiasFinancieras. All rights reserved.   La idea de un mundo gobernado es ajena a la mentalidad de quienes, como Donald Trump, propugnan el regreso de Estados Unidos a una grandeza perdida con la regla de oro de situar el interés [...]

  • 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 07 / 2017
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Middle East

‘Responsibility to protect?’ Empty words after Aleppo

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon Updated 11:59 AM ET, Wed December 14, 2016 “The duty to prevent and halt genocide and mass atrocities lies first and foremost with the State, but the international community has a role that cannot be blocked by the invocation of sovereignty.” The United Nations said that in 2005 about its “responsibility to protect.” [...]

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