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Introduction Alone in the 20th century, 262 million people lost their lives by the hands of their government (Bellamy, 2013, p. 487). Human atrocities such as the genocides in Kosovo, Colombia, or Rwanda shock the world to the core while ...

The New Special Envoy Must Not Allow Russia to Protect Assad Earlier this month, Geir Pedersen, Norway’s ambassador to China and a former permanent representative to the United Nations, was appointed special envoy on the Syria conflict. He replaces the ...

The partition of British Empire in the sub-continent resulted into two nations: India and Pakistan. The two nations witnessed the bloodshed on the both sides of the divide. Pakistan and India went into wars and brief conflicts in 1947-48, 1965, ...

Globally, both governmental and non-governmental agencies work tirelessly to assist refugees, but with more people being made refugees daily, there is need for more help and awareness aimed at ensuring that refugees are treated fairly and catered for, instead of ...

GENEVA (AP) – Kofi Annan, one of the world’s most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. This article was ...

Gender inequality and women’s rights are far from a struggle of the past. Instead, these disparities permeate every aspect of today’s world, especially regarding armed conflict. Women are disproportionately affected by sexual violence during wartime and bear the largest burden ...

The Rohingya crisis exposes the flaws of the United Nations and the mechanisms driving world politics The state of internal affairs in Myanmar took a downward spiral in late August with violent clashes between Rohingya militants and government forces. This ...

Tensions flare between IDF, UN peacekeepers in Lebanon More and more voices in Israel are saying that the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has become a burden and its mission is no longer needed. “UNIFIL was supposed to ...

Opinion Piece : The  UN Security Council reaffirmed this afternoon that Israel’s establishment of settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967, including East Jerusalem, had no legal validity, constituting a flagrant violation under international law and a major obstacle to the ...

The Taliban have started their spring offensive of 2016, a year in which the coordination group charged with bringing peace to the country, perhaps ironically, has made its strongest push for resolution. The Afghan government has responded by pledging to ...