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Posts Tagged / Use of Force & Military Intervention

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe

War no crime for leaders

Report highlights legal minefield for soldiers while politicians are protected I happened to be in London this week when the Chilcot report came out. Seven years in the making, it’s a comprehensive evaluation of British involvement in Iraq, from well before 9/11 and right up until British troops withdrew in 2009. The report is gargantuan [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe, Middle East

What Britain must learn from this failed war

How should Britain change in the light of Sir John Chilcot’s forensic autopsy of the failed Iraq war? Three things stand out.• Britain must be aware of its military limitations; the US can just about deal with two simultaneous full-blown wars. Britain cannot. It has to prioritise and communicate those priorities to its allies. The [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic

Source: United Nations 4 – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Security Council Text Adapts Mandate of United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Central African Republic Resolution 2301 (2016) Spells out Immediate, Priority, Essential, Core Tasks The Security Council today extended until 15 November 2017 the mandate of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Europe

Germany’s New Global Role: Berlin Steps Up

Germany’s recent history is the key to understanding how it sees its place in the world. Since 1998, I have served my country as a member of four cabinets and as the leader of the parliamentary opposition. In March of that year, German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder delivered a speech in Germany’s parliament, the Bundestag, titled [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

Canada has ‘defaulted’ on responsibility to protect: Cotler

Liberal statesman Irwin Cotler says Canada has “defaulted” on the “Responsibility to Protect” principle his party once championed by not backing intervention in Syria to stop the slaughter of civilians at the hands of Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. “The Liberal party has always had an internationalist dimension to its foreign policy. But if you look back [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

South Sudan Reality: Painful independence, failed leadership!

By James Okuk Thank God that some of us are still alive and are able to communicate from Juba today after being confined in a prison-like and imposed hunger situation since Friday 8th July 2016, the very day six years ago when I wrote the article “South Sudan Paradox: Joyful Independence, Sorry Leadership”. As we [...]

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Europe, Middle East

Rundle: the Chilcot Inquiry, and Iraq’s true history

The frenzied morning that the Chilcot report was released in the UK, Tony Blair appeared at a rare press conference on home soil. This was Blair at his bestworst: the street fighter determined to defend his record and his legacy. The Chilcot report had laid out much, though not all, of the disastrous process by which the [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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South America

El camino a Damasco pasa por Moscú

Politics El camino a Damasco pasa por Moscú El Comercio 1334 words 24 June 2012 El Comercio COMCIP Spanish Copyright 2012 NoticiasFinancieras. All Rights Reserved. Por Timothy Garton Ash. Historiador Espero que un día el ex presidente Bashar al Asad comparezca ante la Corte Penal Internacional acusado de crímenes contra la humanidad. Cualquier violencia que [...]