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  • 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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Europe

MEPs call on Council summit to come up with common European solution to migration crisis

MEPs call on Council summit to come up with common European solution to migration crisis Written by Martin Banks and Julie Levy-Abegnoli on 25 June 2018 in News A mini-summit in Brussels on Sunday where leaders of 16 EU countries tried to reach agreement on migration issues ended without a formal joint statement. Instead, the European Commission has [...]

  • 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 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 14 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

重大转折!叙政府解放阿勒颇居民欢庆胜利 美专家发警告

【环球网综合报道 记者 赵衍龙】叙利亚北部最大城市阿勒颇近5年来饱受战火摧残,卷入内战的深渊之中,政府军与反抗军在这个重镇持续交战,死伤者不计其数。香港东网12月13日报道称,叙军在俄罗斯支援下,周一重创获美国支持的反抗军,重夺绝大部分地区,并称“正式解放”阿勒颇。有民众上街提早庆祝胜利的同时,亦有人担忧局势而撤夜逃离,为阿勒颇的和平之路蒙上阴霾。 For full article, click here.

  • 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 [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

When R2P runs into ISIS

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, adopted at the United Nations World Summit in 2005, is Canada’s gift to the community of nations. Thanks to the diplomatic overtures of then prime minister Paul Martin and other prominent Liberal politicians, thinkers and diplomats, the UN embraced the notion that the community of nations has an obligation to prevent genocide [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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Middle East

BROOKS: On the reluctance of a Syrian intervention

University of Virginia ; Charlottesville, VA – news By Brandon Brooks Share on Twitter Two weeks ago, New York Times columnist Roger Cohen wrote a scathing critique of the Obama administration’s failure to hold Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accountable for committing crimes against humanity. Throughout the article, Cohen compares President Obama’s inaction to President Bill Clinton’s initial reluctance to intervene [...]

  • Sep 19 / 2016
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North America

Who’s afraid of refugees?

Jammu, Sept. 10 — Viet Thanh Nguyen is an American writer and author of the bestselling novel, The Sympathizer. He came to America with his family in the summer of 1975 after a long and arduous journey from the war ravaged Vietnam. Nguyen’s debut novel has created quite a sensation in literary circles and gone [...]

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