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The conviction of Thomas Lubanga by the International Criminal Court (ICC) represents a landmark moment in both the evolution of international criminal law as well as a clarion call to those standing accused of crimes against humanity: your day will come. ...More
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To effectively support the ongoing transformation within Russia, Europe should put to use its most effective "soft power" tool: a relaxation of visa regulations. Such an approach is not only effective with regard to domestic transformation but will also help restore credibility in an area where Russian co-operation is crucial, namely, Syria. ...More
Not many people know about Belarus and what is going on. But they should. President Alexander Lukashenko is a true dictator. The secret police there still call themselves the KGB. European leaders must not simply go on ignoring the situation. ...More
On the International Day of the Seafarer, June 22, the International Maritime Organization and the project "Oceans Beyond Piracy" released a new report called "The Human Cost of Somali Piracy" which highlights the plight of hostages. ...More
Here is a look at the major international events taking place for the rest of the year. In the first half of 2012, Putin regained the presidency while Hollande vanquished Sarkozy. The year still holds much in store. Feel free to share your own ideas. What do you think is missing from the list?
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of you for your excellent contributions and to remind you of the standout achievements of our open think tank from the first half of the year. Your ideas are making an impact, and we look forward to your contributions for the rest of 2012. ...More
Five days after Syria's downing of a Turkish F-4 fighter aircraft, Prime Minister Erdogan brought the crisis to a close by securing NATO support, reporting its views to the UN Security Council, complaining formally to Damascus, and altering the rules of engagement along the 500-plus mile border with its neighbor to the south. Both militaries may now be somewhat more visibly at loggerheads. ...More
The first annual 2012 Model NATO Youth Summit will take place July 8-13 in Brussels. This event offers students a unique chance to learn first-hand about how NATO operates since it simulates the actual decision-making process. The summit should also produce innovative ideas to help the Alliance in the future. ...More
NATO hopes to have its anti-ballistic missile defense in place by 2018. Any future system will bring with it high financial and diplomatic costs. The question is whether NATO wishes to actually pay those costs for a system that is still unproven and will never be 100% effective. ...More