This week the American government requested the Dutch Minister of Defence, Hans Hillen, to provide mine sweepers for the Strait of Hormuz. Mr. Hillen keeps the request pending. A few days ago Dutch troops joined a major US-led army exercise along the US East Coast titled ‘bold alligator’. Nine national forces are involved fighting a fictional enemy (Iran?). The Dutch had better read the new... Read More About Diplomacy with Iran has not been fully tried »
Last month, Berghof Conflict Research released the policy paper “From Combatants to Peacebuilders. A case for inclusive, participatory and holistic security transitions”. Noticing the after 9/11 trend of considering all armed non-state actors spoilers to peace processes, this report emphasizes the need to involve resistance/liberation movements (RLMs) in establishing post-war security... Read More About Berghof Conflict Research report “From Combatants to Peacebuilders” »
Letter to the editor published in The Guardian on February 12th 2012, http://www.guardian.co.uk/theobserver/2012/feb/12/observer-letters-bankers-bonuses?newsfeed=true Spain's old wounds still fester Spain's peaceful transition from Franco's dictatorship to democracy failed to reconcile old enemies (" Trial of controversial judge splits a Spain still... Read More About Spain's old wounds still fester »
The Municipality of The Hague proudly presents a new international institute within their city boundaries. The Hague already hosts international organizations such as International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and tribunals for Rwanda and former Yugoslavia. But this new tribunal is having a completely different aim: resolving complex and contested financial disputes... Read More About Peace & finance (1) »
In this article J. Cole examines why arming opposition parties, regardless of their agenda, is always a bad idea. Also, the author discusses the limitations of the UN Security Council due to the one-country veto practice. http://www.juancole.com/2012/02/the-dilemma-over-syria.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+juancole%2Fymbn+(Informed+Comment Read More About Opinion article on Syria by Juan Cole »
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