MINYA, Egypt — The Egyptian government has appointed Imam Mahmoud Gomaa, a Muslim cleric, to keep the peace between Christians and Muslims in this corner of upper Egypt. ”Everything is good,” he insisted in an interview, citing Christian participation in his official peace-building initiative. But just a few hours later, the local bishop, Makarios, offered [...]
The Responsibility to Protect doctrine is faltering. Here’s why. ; R2P isn’t dead but the hubris of its proponents has wounded it.
It has been a decade since the international community endorsed the principle of “Responsibility to Protect.” But with hundreds of thousands dead in civil conflicts around the globe, it is clear that the expectations set by this doctrine are not even close to being met. Adopted by the United Nations in 2005, Responsibility to Protect (R2P) encompasses [...]
As I watched the nation’s response to the latest wave of gun violence, a lesson on rights taught by my philosophy GSI during my sophomore year came to mind. Rights are great, he effectively said. The problem is that everyone has them. When two people’s rights conflict, in a sense, they cancel out the imperative [...]
SEN. CHUCK SCHUMER said Sunday he’ll push for a new vote this week on a bill to stop terror suspects from buying guns. “If you are on a terrorist watch list, right now in America, you can purchase a gun – no questions asked,” Schumer (D-N.Y.) said. “You can purchase, in most states, one of [...]