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Walter Russell Mead, Anklebiters, and Romney’s Vision of the Future

Walter Russell Mead, Anklebiters, and Romney’s Vision of the Future

Romney has been quite vocal in his push for energy independence in North America by 2020. This has more to do with generating domestic economic growth than America’s national security.

To Kill a Diplomat: The Modern Mechanics of a Tragedy

To Kill a Diplomat: The Modern Mechanics of a Tragedy

The murder of Christopher Stevens has an unmistakably 21st century feel to it. It remains a senseless loss of life due to human stupidity and bigotry.

The ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Video: Why All the Fuss?

The ‘Innocence of Muslims’ Video: Why All the Fuss?

As violence escalates across the Arab world, many questions remain unanswered. But, the events in Libya, Egypt and elsewhere have absolutely nothing to do with this video.

Humanitarian Intervention and Geo-Politics: A Complicated Confluence

Humanitarian Intervention and Geo-Politics: A Complicated Confluence

The complicated confluence of humanitarian intervention and geo-political considerations require the Obama Administration to articulate and implement consistent, well thought through principles and values in Syria.

Fighting Intervention or Fighting Imperialism?

Fighting Intervention or Fighting Imperialism?

Many progressives have unwittingly accepted the Arab Spring narrative in Syria. More scepticism is required because without this ‘intervention’ cannot ever be justified.

Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Different From George W. Bush’s?

Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Different From George W. Bush’s?

Obama’s successes have come when he has followed the policies of the Bush administration. His failures have come when he has attempted to implement his own initiatives.

UNSC and ICC Patern(al)ship in the Praxis of the R2P: Insights from Darfur and Libya

UNSC and ICC Patern(al)ship in the Praxis of the R2P: Insights from Darfur and Libya

Questions must be raised about ostensible judicial activism and impropriety; the putative independence of the ICC in relation to the UNSC and, the direct involvement of the ICC in active conflicts especially in African states.

Rethinking International Intervention

Rethinking International Intervention

Less coercive forms of intervention have been relatively neglected by politicians and academics. The case of Syria clearly demonstrates the pitfalls of this approach.

What Can Be Done in Response to the Crisis in Syria?

What Can Be Done in Response to the Crisis in Syria?

The best response to the crisis in Syria is the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force to oversee an inclusive political process for a new Syrian constitution.

Syrians Are Paying the Price of NATO Excesses in Libya

Syrians Are Paying the Price of NATO Excesses in Libya

The China–Russia veto does not prove the irrelevance of the UN Security Council. Rather, it proves that the politics of the Security Council must be got right before an R2P military intervention; and the political equilibrium should be maintained during the operation.

Three lessons from the Arab Spring

Three lessons from the Arab Spring

Local leaders, activists, and regional and international organisations have a responsibility to make sure that these revolutions do not just result in a different brand of self-serving rulers.

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