Setting aside the ethics of this approach – which is unlikely to be altered anytime soon – the US can still afford to get tough with Burma without losing purchase over the Burmese government.
Torture devices and evidence of abuse have been found in government-controlled prisons in the city of Raqqa, the first city to come under the control of the opposition, a report from Human Rights Watch (HRW) claims.
The international community should disabuse those Palestinians promoting boycotts of the idea that they can avoid these compromises. By failing to take that stand against the boycott campaign, professor Hawking has done nothing for the cause of peace. If anything, by encouraging behaviour that entrenches the conflict, he has set it back.
Is Israel uniquely bad, or has hypocrisy towards the Jewish state become so widely accepted among some progressives that even an eminent scholar like Hawking is susceptible to hypocritical and lazy double standards?
Despite the fact that Carla del Ponte, a former prosecutor for U.N. tribunals investigating war crimes in the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, has talked only of “suspicions” regarding the Syrian opposition’s possible use of chemical weapons, her comments have gained a lot of attention over the weekend.
The case for progressive internationalism is as strong as ever, but for us to have purchase on the issue of global poverty, Britain needs a presence in these countries beyond our Embassies or High Commissions.
Cameron is right. Continued engagement with the rebels, especially around this sensitive time, will eventually bring results.
Repression, violation of human rights and legislation preventing freedom of expression have been the emblem of the regime of Vladimir Putin, Amnesty International has said in a new report.
In order to continue to support the world’s poorest and most vulnerable citizens, Justine Greening should reaffirm the UK’s commitment to the New Deal and its support for the integration of the New Deal into the post-MDG agenda when she goes to the International Dialogue event on Friday.