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  • 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 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.” [...]

  • Jan 07 / 2017
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Middle East, Uncategorized

Looking back at Kosovo can move the Syria conflict forward

LLOYD AXWORTHY AND ALLAN ROCK  Special to The Globe and Mail Published Monday, Aug. 26, 2013 7:00AM EDT President Obama seems finally ready to engage in Syria with more than hollow rhetoric. Sadly, this comes after more than 100,000 deaths, two million refugees and massive internal destruction. It comes too after sustained inaction has allowed fanatic [...]

  • Jan 05 / 2017
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Europe

Las enseñanzas de Alepo

  Opinión Las enseñanzas de Alepo Autor Genérico 819 words 5 January 2017 La Vanguardia VNGDIA 019 Spanish Copyright La Vanguardia Ediciones S.L. All rights reserved   La caída de Alepo bajo fuerzas leales al presidente sirio Bashar el Asad no es ni el fin del principio ni el principio del fin de la guerra [...]

  • Dec 22 / 2016
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North America

How heartbreaking images from Aleppo could actually change international norms

Chiara De Franco Huffington Post 12/22/2016 The siege of Aleppo is a mass atrocity with unprecedented levels of visibility. Confronted with the horrific images of a destroyed city, and the testimonies of wounded survivors using social media to reach out to the world, many have argued that a complete meltdown of humanity is unfolding. Some have lamented that [...]

  • Dec 20 / 2016
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect’ not easy to make reality

by Robert Sibley 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 [...]

  • Dec 19 / 2016
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North America

When To Intervene?

When To Intervene? Trump is likely to reject a U.S. role in policing crimes against humanity through UN’s ‘R2P‘ doctrine, write Robert W. Murray and W. Andy Knight Robert W. Murray and W. Andy Knight Edmonton Journal 1205 words 19 December 2016 Edmonton Journal EDJR Early A9 English Copyright © 2016 Edmonton Journal   In [...]

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