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  • 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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North America

Two wars: One fought, one avoided

Preparing to go to war in 2011, President Obama laid out a case for involvement in the mounting crisis in Libya. Without strong Western action, he told Americans, the conflict in Libya would trigger a humanitarian crisis and destabilize a fragile region. Most acutely, the president’s senior aides worried that failing to launch military action [...]

  • Jul 26 / 2016
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Africa, North America

Don’t Just Do Something!

[...]Menon writes, “Much of the world fears and suspects that the effort to legitimate humanitarian intervention by means of supposedly universal norms is designed to camouflage the pursuit of power by the powerful.” Unfortunately, as Menon explains, the hypocrisy around humanitarianism has perhaps even more dire consequences when interventions are actually launched. Because people are [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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North America

Dave Morton: Hillary unworthy to be first female president

Ms. Jenny Willford’s puff letter for recruiting women into Democratic Party politics (“Historic year for women,” Daily Camera Open Forum, May 12) — and tangentially a Hillary promo — left a few things unsaid that should be said. Cynthia McKinney, formerly a six-term U.S. congressperson from Georgia, ran for president on the Green Party ticket [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUPREME KNIGHT MR. CARL A. ANDERSON, PREPARED TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICA, GLOBAL HEALTH, GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS HEARING ON THE ISIS GENOCIDE DECLARATION: WHAT NEXT?, AS RELEASED BY THE COMMITTEE – NEWS EVENT

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SUPREME KNIGHT MR. CARL A. ANDERSON, PREPARED TESTIMONY BEFORE THE HOUSE FOREIGN AFFAIRS SUBCOMMITTEE ON AFRICA, GLOBAL HEALTH, GLOBAL HUMAN RIGHTS, AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS HEARING ON THE ISIS GENOCIDE DECLARATION: WHAT NEXT?, AS RELEASED BY THE COMMITTEE MAY 26, 2016 SPEAKER: MR. CARL A. ANDERSON SUPREME KNIGHT KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS [*] ANDERSON: Thank you for [...]

  • Jul 21 / 2016
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Africa

Troika statement on current situation in Sudan

The following statement was issued jointly by the governments of the United States of America, the United Kingdom, and Norway: The members of the Troika (Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States) are appalled by the Sudanese government’s aerial bombardment of civilians in Kauda and the Heiban area of South Kordofan, including the bombing [...]

  • 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 20 / 2016
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Middle East

UN envoy ‘cautiously hopeful’ for re-launch of truce in Syria

Following discussions in Moscow on the intra-Syria talks, the United Nations envoy facilitating the process has said that he is cautiously hopeful that the cessation of hostilities pact will be re-launched, “perhaps even later today.” “Silence or non-silence – what the Syrians want to hear is no bombs, no rockets, no shelling, no aerial bombing [...]

  • Jul 20 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

The China Syndrome

China’s rapid ascent to great-power status has, more than any other international development, raised concerns about the future of the liberal international order. Forged in the ashes of the Second World War, that order has enabled a seven-decade period of great-power peace, the expansion of democratic rule and a massive increase in global prosperity. Now, [...]

  • Jul 20 / 2016
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Uncategorized

The Holocaust and Human Rights: Dangers and Responsibilities

We will speak up – and act – against racism, against hate, against anti-Semitism, against mass atrocity, against injustice, and against the crime of crimes whose name we should shudder to mention. May I preface these remarks with a personal statement. Writing on the Holocaust, or Holocaust-related topic is something I do hesitantly, and with [...]

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