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The solution for the melting polar ice caps may be hiding in the rainforest

Reducing carbon emissions is truly important to mitigating climate change. But in the meantime, it’s faster and cheaper to save and regrow tropical trees<p>There was already dramatic evidence that our planet is undeniably warming before 30 December 2015, when the world heard that the ice at the North …

Forestry

Responsibility to protect or right to meddle? | US & Canada

The "responsibility to protect" concept, a justification for the no-fly zone in Libya, remains a controversial idea [EPA]<p>While the Western-led military coalition in Libya continues to debate the exact goals of its offensive there, a broader discussion is playing out in some foreign capitals: did …

Reminders of the Promise: Civil Society and the Responsibility to Protect

Categories: Notes on Policy | Author: Don Deya | Tags: Atrocities & Conflict Prevention, Civil Society | Publication: 2<p>In 2005 governments worldwide …

Timeline: A recent history of US interventions

As the United States contemplates limited strikes against Syria, here's a quick look at some of its post-Cold War military interventions

Maya Hadar: Can the Responsibility to Protect Prevent Future Atrocities?

International Coalition for the Responsibility to Protect (ICRtoP)

The <b>RESPONSIBILITY TO PROTECT</b> ("RtoP" or "R2P") is a new international security and human rights norm to address the international community’s failure …

Black Hawk Down: 20 years on | US & Canada

It has been 20 years since the US fought a disastrous battle in Somalia that came to be known as Black Hawk Down.<p>It started as a humanitarian mission, but culminated in the Battle of Mogadishu.<p>US troops were ambushed on October 3, 1993, while trying to capture the warlord Mohammed Farah Aidid. Two …

Civil Society Perspectives: Building State Capacity to Prevent Atrocity Crimes

Monday, September 9<p>Keith Porter, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Stanley Foundation<br>• Sapna Chhatpar Considine, Program Director, The …

The Winning International NGO by Gareth Evans

MELBOURNE – It has long been clear that many non-state actors have more influence on international policymaking than a great many sovereign states. …

The case for Responsibility to Protect principle in Nigeria

Michelle Obama holds participates in of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign against Boko Haram<p>The number of people living under constant threat of …

A Living Reality? The Responsibility to Protect and the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities

Categories: Features | Author: Alex J. Bellamy | Tags: Atrocities & Conflict Prevention | Publication: 2<p>At the 2005 World Summit, the UN General …

A Responsibility to Protect Iraqis? by Gareth Evans

CANBERRA – Only one possible justification – moral, political, or military – exists for renewed Western or other external military intervention in …

Madeleine Albright: The UN 'Has To Act' If A State Doesn't Protect Its Citizens

<i>Madeleine Albright, the U.S. Secretary of State from 1997 to 2001, chairs the Advisory Council of The Hague Institute for Global Justice. She spoke to The European last week about international security.</i><p><b>The European</b>: Mrs. Secretary, the slogan of this year's Munich Security Conference asked whether …

Geopolitics

Are Military Interventions Inevitably Doomed to Backfire?

<b>‘Military intervention is more likely to backfire and hurt the intervening state than to provide a satisfactory solution to problems in the target</b> …

Behemoth vs. Leviathan: RIP R2P?

R2P is dead, or so it would seem. Observers following the “responsibility to protect” can now declare “RIP R2P” to this ten-year old prodigal son of …