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  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Europe

Bosnia’s wartime legacy still haunts us

University of Minnesota ; Minneapolis, MN – opinion By Jasper Johnson This past week, a United Nations court found Radovan Karadzic, a man who served as a politician during the Bosnian War, guilty of committing war crimes in Srebrenica. In a similar story, a federal judge sentenced the Minnesota man Zdenko Jakisa to deportation last month [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Africa, North America

CLINTON’S FOLLY THE LIBYA DEBACLE UNDERMINES HER CANDIDACY

Republican peculiarities in this political season are so numerous and lurid that insufficient attention is being paid to this: The probable Democratic nominee’s principal credential, her service as secretary of state, is undermined by a debacle of remarkable dishonesty. Hillary Clinton‘s supposedly supreme presidential qualification is not her public prominence, which is derivative from her [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Middle East

State Department Declares ISIS Attacks On Christians Constitute Genocide

ROBERT SIEGEL: Today, Secretary of State John Kerry declared that Islamic State attacks on Christians and other minorities constitute genocide. The House of Representatives and other organizations had already made that determination, but the State Department had to build a legal case. As NPR‘s Tom Gjelten reports, by saying the Islamic State is engaged in genocide, the U.S. could now [...]

  • Jul 18 / 2016
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Middle East

ISIS committed genocide: Now what?

Editor’s note: Laurie Blank is clinical professor of law and director of the International Humanitarian Law Clinic at the Emory School of Law. She has authored and co-authored numerous publications, including “International Law and Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of War.” Geoffrey S. Corn is professor of law at South [...]

  • Jul 17 / 2016
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North America

It’s not just Europe’s problem: Fifth Compton Addressee calls to the international community to intervene

Depauw University; Greencastle, IN – news By Emma Mazurek “Dr. Axworthy has spent a lifetime fighting and winning on the right side of history” says Bret O’Bannon, political science director and conflict studies director. Dr. Lloyd Axworthy spoke at DePauw University yesterday evening for the fifth annual Compton Address. His lecture was titled “The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ Principle [...]

  • Jul 17 / 2016
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Middle East

Why the United States hasn’t intervened in Syria ; The president’s commitment to inaction has undermined his vision of an international system of military restraint and a smaller U.S. footprint.

On March 17, Syria’s uprising will enter its sixth bloodstained year. The country that existed before the uprising is gone. Its people have been ravaged and dispossessed. Its economy destroyed. Its terrain laid waste by its own leaders and their international patrons. Syria today has become a case study in the globalization of violence, subject [...]

  • Jul 17 / 2016
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Europe

Minsk Deal Legitimizes Ugly Facts on the Ground, Critics Say

Minsk Deal Legitimizes Ugly Facts on the Ground, Critics Say Nike Ching (http://www.voanews.com/author/23457.html) March 2, 2016 4:00 PM STATE DEPARTMENT- Western and Russian diplomats are meeting this week to discuss ways to defuse the conflicts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting continues between Russia-backed separatists and government forces despite attempts for a truce. While top U.S. officials [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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North America

KEENE STATE COLLEGE HOLDS INAUGURAL SUMMER INSTITUTE FOR GENOCIDE STUDIES AND PREVENTION

KEENE, N.H., March 2 – Keene State College issued the following news release: Over the week of June 6-10, Keene State College will hold its first biennial Summer Institute for Genocide Studies and Prevention-the first time at Keene State, and the first institute of its kind first to focus specifically on teaching and curricular development related to genocide studies [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Middle East, North America

Nothing safe, for the US, in establishing a ‘safe zone’

RE “US should consider safe zone in Syria if cease-fire fails” (Editorial, Feb. 15): Advocating the creation of a “safe zone” in northern Syria, by the Turkish border, has to remind us of the grievous misuse of the international humanitarian doctrine of the responsibility to protect, by the United States and NATO, while intervening in a partisan [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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North America

Response: The Responsibility to Protect doctrine has failed

Last week, In Theory published a series on the Responsibility to Protect doctrine — catch up here. Below is a response to that series. Aidan Hehir is a reader in International Relations at the University of Westminster. The recent “In Theory” series on the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) highlighted that arguments for R2P’s efficacy are primarily based on its having prompted a [...]