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REPRISE — Imagine: The Collapse of International Order, Syria, and Berlin in 1945

REPRISE — Imagine: The Collapse of International Order, Syria, and Berlin in 1945 Originally published February 20, 2013   There is nothing inevitable about international order. The lessons of two world wars which informed the…


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U.N. Security Council should meet urgently to deal with North Korea’s nuclear threats

The United Nations Charter is the only constitution we have for governance of the planet. It is not likely that it is going to be changed signficantly or that we are going to get a…


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Imagine: The Collapse of International Order, Syria, and Berlin in 1945

There is nothing inevitable about international order. The lessons of two world wars which informed the creation of the United Nations in 1945, and the maintenance of international peace and security for over 60 years,…


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U.S. State Department Releases “Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011” (with video)

Today, May 24, 2012, three months after the statutory deadline of February 25, the State Department finally released its annual report on the human rights situations in the countries of the world. The U.S. Department…


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U. N. General Assembly condemns Syria by by vote of 137 to 12, with 17 abstentions (text of resolution and updated vote breakdown)—Syria Update #6

Today, February 16, 2012, the United Nations General Assembly approved by an overwhelming margin (137 in favor, 12 against, with 17 abstentions) a resolution (Doc.A/66/L.36) strongly condemning “widespread and systematic human rights violations by Syrian…