Post Tagged with: "Gaza"

Political Leadership in Times of Agony for Palestinian Citizens

Political Leadership in Times of Agony for Palestinian Citizens

Since 1948 Palestinians have never enjoyed a protected political arena in which to conduct an intimate, direct internal dialogue about their future together as a people.

R2P in Gaza: A Long Overdue Debate

R2P in Gaza: A Long Overdue Debate

If R2P will not save lives as quickly as one would like it to, its application to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can serve the search for a peaceful and just solution.

Conflict in Gaza: Balancing History and the Responsibility to Protect

Conflict in Gaza: Balancing History and the Responsibility to Protect

If there is anything that the current humanitarian tragedy in Gaza teaches us about R2P, it is that history challenges the fulfillment of the international R2P agenda.

Israel’s Serial Gaza Offensives Are Offensive

Israel’s Serial Gaza Offensives Are Offensive

Does the R2P apply in Gaza? This is a silly question – of course it does. R2P is a universal principle, not a light switch to be turned on and off at whim or convenience.

A Propensity to Ignore? R2P Advocacy and the Crisis in Gaza

A Propensity to Ignore? R2P Advocacy and the Crisis in Gaza

The ignorance by R2P advocacy groups of the situation in Gaza contributes to the perception that the R2P is a selective tool of western states.

Ariel Sharon: Tactical Brilliance, Strategic Disaster

Ariel Sharon: Tactical Brilliance, Strategic Disaster

Sharon was a man of huge appetites, whose objectives were never modest. His actions usually produced damaging, unintended strategic consequences that made the problems he was trying to solve seem minor.

Has Operation Pillar of Defense Enhanced Israel’s Deterrence?

Has Operation Pillar of Defense Enhanced Israel’s Deterrence?

Operation Pillar of Defense has demonstrated Israel’s growing military capabilities, enhancing its deterrence against Hamas. Yet, this situation may not last for long.

Has Palestine Had Enough Of Fayyad?

Has Palestine Had Enough Of Fayyad?

Salam Fayyad, the western-educated economist/Prime Minister of the West Bank, has been the point man for western backed development efforts throughout Palestine. With the controversial vote on Palestinian statehood approaching and the reconciliation of Fatah and Hamas nearly complete, Fayyad may soon find himself a victim of the inconsistencies and contradictions in his national strategy.

Turkey in the Unpredictable Middle East

Turkey in the Unpredictable Middle East

Mastery of style and charismatic personalities are constants of Turkey’s celebrated leaders and incumbent Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is no exception. But what counts for an effective foreign policy is not noise but outcomes. With the right ingredients, Turkey will be in an enviable position to fully utilise its strategic geography, NATO membership and web of relations to advance Turkish interests in the region.

The growth of Salafi-Jihadism in Gaza and consequences for the peace process

The growth of Salafi-Jihadism in Gaza and consequences for the peace process

Hamas is currently treading a very risky line. For the Salafi-Jihadists, Hamas has de-legitimised itself as an Islamic group and as a leader of the resistance against Israel. Rather ironically, Hamas will be better off in the short term continuing to simultaneously straddle positions of moderation and extremism – basically maintaining the status quo.

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