Category Archives: International Affairs

UN status for Palestinians could encourage moderates

536306

Granting observer status to Palestine is a forward step on the path to reconciliation Read More →

Rebels must show humanity to captured soldiers

Syrian Free Army soldiers capture a regime police station

IF the Syrian rebellion wishes to hold the moral high-ground in the eyes of their countrymen and in the international community they must vigorously distance themselves from extremists Read More →

Russia can play a lead role in ending Syrian bloodshed

Bashar al-Assad, President of Syria

DESPITE setbacks with Russian cargo ships accused of continuing to deliver military supplies to the Syrian regime, the best scenario for the removal of Assad remains with Russian cooperation in the UN, for the sake of the people of Syria Read More →

Rebel restraint bodes well for Libya’s future

Libyan rebel fighters in Tripoli (Photo: Sergey Ponomarev/AP)

MUAMMAR Gaddafi’s hold over the people of Libya is coming to an end. This moment in Libya’s history is indeed a delicate work in progress Read More →

Osama bin Laden and Ratko Mladic: contrasting justice

Ratko Mladic (centre) in 1994. (Photo: Emil Vas/Associated Press)

BETWEEN Osama bin Laden and Ratko Mladic, the comparisons are many Read More →

Obama’s Arab world speech is well-timed

Barack-Obama

IN the Middle East and North Africa there is a great wave of change sweeping through the hearts of their people. We have seen America’s measured, multilateral, and UN-heeding response in Libya that is providing hope to those who seek freedom from tyranny Read More →

Open Letter to the United Nations Secretary-General and Members of the Security Council, on UN action in Libya

Flag_of_the_United_Nations.svg

AN oppressed people cry out for a beacon of hope and salvation.

The United Nations is the global body that carries the mandate, burden, and deep privilege of being that beacon Read More →

Time to intervene in Libya

time to intervene 1

IF ever there was a relatively clear-cut case for UN military intervention, it’s now in Libya Read More →