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Posts Tagged / Use of Force & Military Intervention

  • Jul 30 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific, Middle East

War crimes probe: Double standards exposed

Muslims around the world observed Eid-ul-Fitr this week, the end of the month-long annual fast in rather sombre mood. Blood-letting sectarian strife has torn them apart in no less a place than West Asia, their citadel. In Saudi Arabia, the holiest of holy places was not spared; nor were other Islamic nations – Iraq, Turkey [...]

  • Jul 29 / 2016
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Europe

Intervenciones militares sin mandato de la ONU

Intervenciones militares sin mandato de la ONU 709 words 28 August 2013 12:25 PM Deutsche Welle DEUES Spanish © 2013. Deutsche Welle El mandato de la ONU para una intervención en Siria no se vislumbra. Pero los preparativos para un ataque aéreo ya están en marcha, mientras la ONU reflexiona sobre nuevos conceptos para tales [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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Africa

Will the UN save us from hell?

If we want UN missions to succeed, they must be highly trained and properly equipped. It was Dag Hammarskjöld – the second secretary general of the UN, whose plane crashed on a mission to the Congo in 1961 – who set out what he thought was a realistic goal for the organisation: “The United Nations was not [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

Canada failed to protect Syrians, says Cotler; Country has ‘defaulted’ on R2P principle

Liberal statesman Irwin Cotler says Canada has “defaulted” on the “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P) principle his party once championed by not backing intervention in Syria to stop the slaughter of civilians by Syrian dictator Bashar Assad. “The Liberal party has always had an internationalist dimension to its foreign policy. But if you look back at R2P, [...]

  • Jul 28 / 2016
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North America

Liberals opt to delay the tough tasks

Eight months into their first mandate, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s Liberals can head into their long summer break content that Canadians show no sign of buyer’s remorse. The government continues to score well in polls and Trudeau’s personal popularity remains solid. “So far so good” seems to be the general attitude, though it would be wise [...]

  • 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 [...]