Tag Archives: human rights watch

What’s Happening to the Rohingya in Myanmar?

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. In the wake of Donald Trump’s election as President of … Continue reading

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The largest-caliber mortar system in the world is shelling cities in Syria and Ukraine (2/2)

by Sébastien Roblin. He holds a Master’s Degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and served as a university instructor for the Peace Corps in China. He has also worked in education, editing, and refugee resettlement in France and the … Continue reading

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Iran Needs Afghans and Pakistanis in Syria

by Austin Michael Bodetti. He is a student in the Gabelli Presidential Scholars Program at Boston College and a reporter for War Is Boring. He focuses on the relationship between Islam and conflict in Syria and Sudan. Growing desperate for … Continue reading

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Cartoon of the month: (T)error(ism)

• • • After the beheading of 21 Egyptian Coptic Christians by the terrorist organization “Islamic State” (IS), who had been seized in December and January from Libya’s eastern town of Sirte, Egypt has retaliated with airstrikes in Libya beginning … Continue reading

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Talking to Boko Haram

by Sandra Ivanov. Sandra Ivanov is from New Zealand with a postgraduate education in Peace and Conflict Studies. She is currently an editor of the blog “Conflict and Security”, and primarily works in the non-government sector. You can find her … Continue reading

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Können Friedenstruppen die Gewalt in der Zentralafrikanischen Republik stoppen?

von Peter Dörrie Der zentralafrikanische Premierminister Nicolas Tiangaye hat nach einem Gespräch mit dem französischen Außenminister Laurent Fabius angekündigt, dass noch im Dezember bis zu 1.000 zusätzliche Soldaten der ehemaligen Kolonialmacht in der Zentralafrikanischen Republik eintreffen werden, um friedenssichernde Aufgaben … Continue reading

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The Pakistani Godfather: The Inter-Services Intelligence and the Afghan Taliban 1994-2010 (1/4)

by Dr. Adrian Hänni and Lukas Hegi. Alongside the Americans, Pakistan plays a key role in the “war against terrorism” and against the insurgents in Afghanistan. The country receives huge financial and military aid. Nevertheless, this support could not improve … Continue reading

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The moral legitimacy of unapproved humanitarian interventions (2/2)

This article was written by Patrick Truffer for the Freie Universität Berlin. Images were added and the text was slightly revised, partially updated and divided into two sections for publication on offiziere.ch. In addition to a brief introduction, the first … Continue reading

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