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  • Feb 20 / 2017
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North America

Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100,000 people facing starvation

  Foreign Famine declared in South Sudan, with 100,000 people facing starvation By Rael Ombuor 594 words 20 February 2017 Washington Post.com WPCOM English Copyright 2017, The Washington Post Co. All Rights Reserved.   NAIROBI — A severe food shortage has deteriorated into a famine in two counties in South Sudan, the government and United Nations announced [...]

  • Jan 13 / 2017
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North America

The bully’s century dawns

‘Geography need not be destiny, but it matters,” George F. Will wrote recently, adding: “as Ukraine is being reminded.” Well, yes. To own prize real estate next door to a powerful neighbour can be a problem at the best of times – just ask Canada – and Vladimir Putin isn’t the best of times. He [...]

  • Jan 09 / 2017
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North America

The Responsibility to Protect doctrine is faltering. Here’s why.

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 [...]

  • Jan 09 / 2017
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Asia-Pacific

Rights Situation in North Korea Worries UN Security Council

EW YORK (IDN) – Two days after the United Nations human rights wing drew attention to more than 60 years of “involuntary” separation between families from the two Koreas and called for steps to encourage reunion and alleviate suffering, senior UN officials have highlighted the need for the Security Council to pay attention to human [...]

  • 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 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 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Malaysia talks tough on Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya

  Malaysia talks tough on Myanmar’s treatment of Rohingya Esther Htusan By ESTHER HTUSAN Associated Press 666 words 19 December 2016 05:34 AM Associated Press Newswires APRS English (c) 2016. The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.   YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Malaysia, the most outspoken of Myanmar’s neighbors over its treatment of its Muslim ethnic [...]

  • 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 [...]

  • 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 [...]

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