This first blog in a first-part series on Mali provides background on the country and how its present crisis emerged.
This second blog in the Mali series discusses the national, regional, European and international responses to the crisis in the country, and the peace process that resulted in an agreement in 2015.
This third blog in the Mali series discusses the current situation in the country and the implications for security sector governance that stem from the national, regional, EU and UN efforts to stabilize the country.
My initial views on the terrible news from Paris.
My thoughts on Russia’s recent actions in Ukraine and Syria.
Western countries have largely failed to meet the commitment they undertook – with much of the rest of the international community – to protect populations against war crimes and crimes against humanity such as the Syrian population has been subjected to since 2011. Having failed in their R2P commitment, the least that they should do now is ensure that they met their R2R commitment – their responsibility to receive.
28 July 2014 What is the context for this latest conflict in the world’s most conflicted region? Why the stakes for an historical compromise are so high – and rising? http://www.ssrresourcecentre.org/2014/07/30/a-war-too-far-israels-military-campaign-in-gaza/
16 March 2011 Three months into the Arab Spring, the Arab street has disproved the notion, for once and for all, that Arabs cannot do democracy. Well, maybe, for democracy’s chaotic beginnings have a lot of tongues wagging “I told you so.” As this blog explains, it will be a difficult path but it will … [Read more…]