Monthly Archives: August 2013

This is worse than Colin Powell’s 2003 Iraq speech

By not even asking for a UN mandate in Syria the US is undermining the credibility of any UN based collective security management so much that its questionable whether the latter can continue to operate from here on. Continue reading

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Our hat goes off to the British parliament

Underlying the Syrian civil are two major conflicts of historical proportions: – the antagonism between Sunnis and Shiites, and the fight between modern and fundamentalist islam. If at all, tt will take the moral weight of the entire international community, including Russia and China to pacify these conflicts. Continue reading

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Hysteria is no substitute for level-headed statesmanship

The argument in favor of a military intervention in Syria is flawed. It is not true that a failure to punish the use of chemical weapons in that country would encourage other dictators to follow suit. Continue reading

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Nation-state versus collective security arrangements

How legitimate is it to invoke the will of an international community when it is the nation-state with its power interests that continues to be the ultimate point of reference? Continue reading

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