Daily Archives: February 23, 2017

The International Diplomacy At Work In The Syrian Conflict

As the Syrian civil war enters its sixth year, official UNHCR reports indicate that over 470,000 deaths have been recorded (as of February 2016), 6.1 million people have been internally displaced, and 4.8 million are seeking refuge abroad, appropriately describing the crisis as “the biggest humanitarian emergency of our era”. […]

Israeli Prime Minister Rejects Secret Peace Plan Proposed By John Kerry

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a secret regional peace deal aimed at putting an end to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, according to ex-Obama administration officials. The talks, brokered by former U.S Secretary of State John Kerry, took place on Feb. 21, 2016 in Aquba, Jordan and included Netanyahu, Kerry, King […]

America’s Syria Pivot

Almost six years after a nationwide uprising, the Syrian civil war continues to wage destruction, death and displacement. Recent estimates put the death count in Syria at 470,000, of which 50,000 are children. The United Nations estimates that more than half of Syria’s 22 million population are displaced, of which […]

The United Nations Set To Investigate War Crimes In Syria

The United Nations (UN) has pledged to investigate the most serious crimes committed during the civil war in Syria. It has established an investigative unit to document and collate evidence of the atrocities committed by all parties that could be used for future international and national prosecutions. This represents a […]

Will Liberals In The Netherlands Learn From Failings In The US?

Netherland’s extreme right-wing Party- the Netherlands Freedom Party (PVV)- launched its campaign last Saturday, where firebrand leader, Geert Wilder, lambasted Netherland’s Moroccan population, labelling them ‘scum’. “The Moroccan scum in Holland … once again not all are scum … but there is a lot of Moroccan scum in Holland who […]