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Guest lecturer on IR 389

Exciting news! This week Ayse Yircali, the executive director of TESEV, will visit Human Rights in World Affairs. TESEV is one of the most prominent NGO’s in Turkey and has published several important studies on topics ranging from democratization and … Continue reading

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More on the dilemmas facing humanitarian workers in conflict zones

A while back I wrote about the difficulty for third-parties of remaining neutral/impartial in conflict zones (here). These debates flare mostly in the context of the war in Syria. Yesterday there were more news on the dilemmas that humanitarian workers … Continue reading

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Rwanda 20 Years Later

2014 is the 20th anniversary of the greatest human rights atrocity since the Cold War ended: the Rwandan Genocide (2014 is also the 100th anniversary of World War I). For most atrocities during the Cold War we blame the US-USSR … Continue reading

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A great blog on human rights

Filip Spagnoli is a “writer and philosopher” who writes a very good blog on human rights around the world. If you are interested in these matters follow his blog. I do.  Here is the link to his blog.    

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Short-term thinking in Libya hurts diplomacy elsewhere.

Why has Russia blocked UN Security Council’s authorization of force to stop bloodshed in Syria. There are several obstacles to the resolution of the Syrian Civil War (mutual fear among ethnic groups, Iran’s patronage of Assad, rise of Islamist radicals), … Continue reading

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