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  • Aug 11 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Hillary, Queen of War: The Road Map Ahead

US Democratic Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton The Saudi Foreign Ministry was forced to go on a non-denial denial overdrive about a visit to Israel on July 22 by a delegation led by retired Gen. Anwar Eshki. Eshki happens to be close to Saudi intel superstar and onetime close Osama bin Laden pal Prince Turki bin Faisal, who [...]

  • Aug 11 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America

State of play: A world war is going on

India, Aug. 6 — The planet and humankind are undergoing one of the periodic phase changes that bring so much turmoil and trauma to the global ecosystem. The geopolitical situation is characterised by the intensifying conflict between the Atlantic-centric power structure, hegemonic since more than four centuries, and some new or resurgent civilisational (national and [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

The right to intervene

Srinagar, June 1 — Sitting in his presidential palace in 1991, Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and his Culture Minister Hamad Hammadi drafted a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (U.S.S.R.). Hussein and Hammadi hoped that the U.S.S.R. would help save Iraq from the West’s barrage. Hammadi, who understood the [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

US approves UN use of force to protect civilians in conflict

The United States is announcing its support for a set of principles that give a green light for U.N. peacekeeping troops and police to use force to protect civilians in armed conflicts. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power told a high-level U.N. meeting Wednesday focusing on the responsibility to protect civilians that the United States was “proud” and “humbled” to join 28 [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East, North America

The right to intervene

OPINION Humanitarian intervention has often been used as a pretext for regime change. A short history of the global community’s struggle to agree on the ground rules Sitting in his presidential palace in 1991, Iraq’s President Saddam Hussein and his Culture Minister Hamad Hammadi drafted a letter to Mikhail Gorbachev, President of the Union of [...]

  • Jul 20 / 2016
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Middle East

Syria and the Holocaust: Putting ‘Never Again’ to the test

As our nation’s leaders gather under the Capitol Rotunda for the annual remembrance of the Holocaust on Yom HaShoah, we should find room in our observance for a discussion of Syria, the setting of one of the greatest humanitarian crises since World War II. While casualty numbers are not definitive , Bashar al-Assad’s regime bears [...]

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Africa

Drawing the right lessons from Libya; Drawing the right lessons from Libya

Beirut — There are important lessons to be learned from what went wrong with the NATO-led military intervention in Libya in 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama was right about that in his recent wonderfully frank interview in the Atlantic. But if we are not to compound the world’s misery, we have to take away the right lessons from [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Europe

The disregarded victims of Brussels; The disregarded victims of Brussels

Beirut — The attack in Brussels Tuesday has once again hurt many people far from the targeted areas in Europe, namely refugees, principally Syrian refugees. Not often in recent history have individuals facing mass trauma and extreme violence at home found themselves so rapidly transformed into pariahs abroad. The Syrians are hardly alone in going [...]

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