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April 2013 / Humanitarian Issues / Humanitarian work

April Reads

Syria This past month, the Syrian conflict entered its third year, with most current political negotiations to find a solution to end the bloodshed remaining deadlocked. The number of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Egypt and North Africa is now nearing the 1.4 million people – including Syrians and Palestinians fleeing the violence … Continue reading

Arms Trade Treaty Conference: Are We Really Approaching the End?
Arms Control / Humanitarian Issues / Humanitarian work

Arms Trade Treaty Conference: Are We Really Approaching the End?

A week has already gone by since the beginning of the second Arms Trade Treaty conference in New York. It is with great disappointment that civil society received the second draft text released Friday night. The substantive modifications necessary to turn the text into an international instrument to prevent human suffering are yet to be … Continue reading

February Begins: This Month’s Best Online Reads About International Security
February 2013

February Begins: This Month’s Best Online Reads About International Security

08-02-2013 – If you haven’t had the time to read the news this month or if you simply want a quick overview of some of the international security issues that mattered, here’s a pick of interesting and thought-provoking pieces: This week started with a long-overdue read of an article from Foreign Policy:  “10 Conflicts to … Continue reading

This Month’s Best Articles About International Security: Syria, Libya and Gun Violence
January 2013

This Month’s Best Articles About International Security: Syria, Libya and Gun Violence

For want of sharing some of the articles I stumble upon during the week, here’s my selection of what was worth reading these past few days: Foreign Policy’s Democracy Lab is a fantastic project to keep track of institutional and societal developments for states experiencing conflict or phasing out of conflict. This week, “Preparing for … Continue reading

Why David Cameron is making the worst political move the European Union can sustain
Democracy / European Union

Why David Cameron is making the worst political move the European Union can sustain

At a time in history when the European Union was awarded a Nobel peace prize, David Cameron has decided to test the political faith of what 50 years of political construction for peace have achieved. Amidst some of the harshest and most malevolent political debates over the status of the European Union, one man’s ambition … Continue reading