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  • 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 [...]

  • Dec 18 / 2016
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Middle East

Alep : pourquoi le Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU a systématiquement échoué

Alep : pourquoi le Conseil de sécurité de l’ONU a systématiquement échoué Publié le 15/12/2016. Mis à jour le 18/12/2016 à 15h06. Cinq ans, 300 000 morts, une ville sacrifiée. Le drame syrien révèle une fois de plus la perversité du droit de veto accordé aux grandes puissances. Analyse et éclairage d’Olivier de Frouville, professeur de droit [...]

  • Dec 16 / 2016
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Africa

‘Meltdown’ in Aleppo is a new low point in inhumanity

‘Meltdown’ in Aleppo is a new low point in inhumanity 839 words 16 December 2016 Cape Times CAPTIM E1 8 English © 2016 Independent Newspapers (Pty) Ltd   Aleppo has defined 21st century inhumanity and will go down in history as representing the worst of human carnage, just like Halabja, Srebrenica and Rwanda. There are [...]

  • Dec 14 / 2016
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North America

‘Responsibility to protect?’ Empty words after Aleppo

By Gayle Tzemach Lemmon 14 December 2016 11:59 AM CNN Wire CNNWR English Copyright 2016 Cable News Network. All Rights Reserved. Editor’s note: Gayle Tzemach Lemmon is a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of the New York Times best-seller, “Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers [...]

  • Dec 10 / 2016
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Middle East

A Requiem for Aleppo

A requiem for Aleppo 1649 words 10 December 2016 Al Arabiya ALARAB English © 2016, Al Arabiya, All rights Reserved – Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. Hisham Melhem We are witnessing the agonizing slow-motion conquest of Aleppo, Syria’s largest historic urban center and probably the oldest continuously inhabited city in the world. The eastern part [...]

  • Dec 09 / 2016
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Europe

L’eau sale dans les “guerres propres” occidentales

L’instrumentalisation de l’eau dans les conflits armés est une tactique plurimillénaire. Selon le géographe Philippe Boulanger, dès l’Antiquité, « le détournement des eaux [est] recommandé par le stratège chinois Sun Tse dans L’Art de la guerre (Ve siècle av. J.-C.), ou par le stratège romain Frontin dans Les stratagèmes (Ier siècle apr. J.-C.) ». D’après l’historien Jean-Nicolas Corvisier, il existe dans la Grèce antique « une certaine [...]

  • Dec 08 / 2016
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South America

Donald Trump y el fin del intervencionismo

Muchos observadores de la política internacional asocian a los Clinton -Bill y Hillary- con el auge del intervencionismo, en especial del llamado “intervencionismo humanitario”, violenta proyección imperialista de Estados Unidos que también permeó los períodos de gobierno de Barack Obama e hizo disminuir su aprobación popular interna, internacional e histórica. For full article, click here.

  • Dec 08 / 2016
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Europe

Los límites en la lucha contra el Estado Islámico

Opinión Los límites en la lucha contra el Estado Islámico GARETH EVANS 1245 words 30 September 2014 El País – Nacional PAISN T (Argentina) 24 Spanish (c) Copyright DIARIO EL PAIS, S.L. http://www.elpais.es. Se puede defender la intervención militar mientras haya abusos y genocidio Existe una larga historia de intervenciones militares mal concebidas y excesivas en [...]