Monthly Archives: August 2011

Will Iraq play to the US tune in Syria?

(Open Democracy) Obama wants Assad gone, but can US ‘ally’ Iraq be persuaded to turn on the Syrian regime? This week the world briefly remembered Iraq when the worst bombings of the year left 70 dead and 300 wounded across the country. With civil war in Libya, civil strife in...
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Summary of the Responsibility to Protect

The Responsibility to Protect report, commissioned by the Government of Canada and produced in 2001 by the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty (ICISS), seeks to lay out alternatives to the deeply criticized “humanitarian interventions” of the 1990s. More specifically, the mandate of the drafters was “to try to develop a global...
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The Changing Face of Power and Influence

Sam Hardy assesses the growing role and impact new emerging powers are having on global politics not least in areas such as international development and security. How should the UK approach relations with states such as China and India and how can those relations remain collaborative rather than conflictual? This...
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The Fault Lines of Failed States

All countries possess innumerable and at times dramatic social, economic, and political fault lines. In Africa, the result of these divisions is all too often catastrophic failure: The Rwandan genocide and Nigerian civil war (which each cost several hundred thousand lives), the Sudanese civil war and Darfur conflict (at least...
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NDP Launches

In the autumn of 2011 the New Diplomacy Platform (NDP) will be launching in London. To learn more about the NDP and its founders please navigate around the site. Please also get in touch via the ‘contact us’ section and let us know your views....
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