Category Archives: Responsibility to Protect

Boko Haram abductions: Beyond Chibok

On April 14, 2014, 276 school girls were abducted from their dormitories by Boko Haram in Chibok, Borno state. The┬álatest from the government on this matter, at the time of this writing, is that it has ‘no reliable intelligence on … Continue reading

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Offsetting the Cost of Indecision in Syria

The price of indecision is that the situation on ground only keeps getting bigger and more complex to handle. Better to make a mistake making a decision than to do nothing. I think of Syria. Years ago, it wasn’t this … Continue reading

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Ending Syria’s conflict: Road to Geneva 2

The Syrian conflict has dragged too long and with severe consequences for human welfare, territorial integrity, and development of Syria. It has threatened regional stability in the Middle East, as regional powers and other major powers, jostle for influence and … Continue reading

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U.S commends Assad: The signs on the wall

NEWS(BBC) : US Secretary of State John Kerry has said that President Bashar al-Assad’s regime deserves credit for complying with a chemical weapons deal. He was speaking after international monitors said the destruction of Syria’s stockpile had begun. “The process … Continue reading

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United Nations Security Council adopts a binding resolution on ridding Syria’s chemical weapons

NEWS: The 15-member United Nations Security Council has unanimously adopted the draft document agreed earlier by Russia and the US. The vote came after the international chemical watchdog agreed on a plan to destroy Syria’s stockpile by mid-2014. UN Secretary … Continue reading

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U.S., and Russia agree to draft of Syria resolution- Foreign Policy(FP)

“The permanent members of the U.N. Security Council have agreed to the draft of a resolution that will force the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to give up its chemical weapons. The deal is the result of a month … Continue reading

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How to think of an intervention in Syria

For two years there have been repeated calls for and against military intervention in Syria. Over this period of time another term has been used. ‘Humanitarian intervention’. But it’s essential defense still voices the use of military force. Much of … Continue reading

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