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  • Jul 30 / 2016
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Europe

Terrorisme. Alain Juppé : « Ni angélisme, ni surenchère »

Terrorisme. Alain Juppé : « Ni angélisme, ni surenchère » Terrorisme - Modifié le 30/07/2016 à 10:08 | Publié le 30/07/2016 à 07:30 écouter Alain Juppé, un des favoris pour la primaire à droite, a vanté vendredi son « sang-froid » dans la réponse aux actes terroristes, rejetant l’« angélisme » comme la « surenchère », alors que Manuel Valls a [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

The moral issues surrounding the Iraq war remain

The moral issues surrounding the Iraq war remain A policy of universal non-intervention won’t solve the ethical dilemma that arises when nations butcher their own people, writes Andrew MacLeod. O n February 3, 2003, a short time before the Iraq war began, I wrote on these pages that Iraq posed a moral dilemma for the [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Dion accepts UN report that calls Daesh attacks on Yazidis genocide

The conclusion is stark and damning: “ISIS has committed, and continues to commit, the crime of genocide, as well as multiple crimes against humanity and war crimes, against the Yazidis.” On Thursday, a report by the UN Commission of Inquiry on Syria said that Daesh — also known as ISIS and ISIL — is seeking “to destroy [...]

  • Jul 27 / 2016
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North America

Michael den Tandt: Five ways the Liberals’ policy on genocidal ISIL is a bungled, confusing mess

Fielding questions Wednesday from Conservative Jason Kenney, Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion wanly insisted his government lacked the evidence to say the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is guilty of genocide. Thursday the minister flip-flopped, in the face of a new UN report providing conclusive evidence thereof. The opposition, no surprise, renewed its call for Canada [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa

Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy Hearing; “U.S. Sanctions Policy in Sub-Saharan Africa.”; Testimony by Sue Eckert, Senior Fellow, Watson Institute International And Public Affairs, Brown University, Providence , RI

Chairman Flake, Ranking Member Markey, and distinguished Members of the subcommittee, thank you for the opportunity to appear before you to discuss the effectiveness of targeted sanctions in Africa. I applaud you for addressing this important instrument of US and international peace and security policy, but one that does not receive adequate attention. My comments [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Middle East

Taliban kill 12 Afghans, abduct 40 others: officials

Afghan authorities Wednesday recovered bullet-ridden bodies of 12 security officials recently captured by the Taliban in eastern Ghazni province, while gunmen kidnapped 40 others in the country’s north as the insurgency escalates. The violence underscores Afghanistan’s fragile security situation as the Taliban, who launched their annual spring offensive in April, rejected government calls this week for a ceasefire [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

John Ivison: Tories’ genocide-recognition legislation could put Liberals in uncomfortable position on ISIL

The Conservatives, in their ceaseless quest to embarrass the government, are set to introduce an opposition day motion calling for MPs to recognize that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant has committed genocide against religious minorities such as Christians, Yazidis and Shia Muslims in Iraq and Syria. Readers may arch their eyebrows in wonder that [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

Denmark in the Middle East

It may be assumed that Denmark’s military involvement in Syria will be according to American considerations. More than 60 countries – including Denmark – joined the Western coalition against Islamic State (ISIS). In August 2015 the Danish parliament approved military assistance using 130J transport planes. It also recently approved the participation of Danish F-16s in an air-strikes [...]