Palmarias of the Libyan Army destroyed by French air force near Benghazi, 19 March 2011. Photo: Bernd Brincken
Blog / International Security

To Save R2P, the International System Must Save Itself

Palmarias of the Libyan Army destroyed by French air force near Benghazi, 19 March 2011. Photo: Bernd Brincken

At the end of a century of violence, the international community decisively intervened in East Timor in 1999 to prevent atrocities occurring at the hand of Indonesian militias. Conducting the first successful intervention after Rwanda and Srebrenica …

Elders in Afghanistan (Iain Cochrane, 2007)
Blog / International Development

Old People in the Developing World: A Wasted Resource

Elders in Afghanistan (Iain Cochrane, 2007)

When old people in the developing world, defined by the UN as anyone over the age of 60, are considered by individual donors and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) they are, often, seen as “passive recipients of welfare provisions” with little to offer their community. The result of this mistaken belief …

syria
Blog / Middle East and North Africa

Nuance and Sectarianism in Syria: Divorce or break-up?

Syrian and rebel flags being waved together. Photo Source: Gwenaël Piaser via Flickr Creative Commons.

The tragic conflict in Syria is undoubtedly one of the most pressing issues in international affairs today. There has been much debate about the merits of intervention by Western powers based on contemporary analyses of the country, however many of …