Monthly Archives: January 2015

Why should only the P5 have an obligation to act on atrocities?

By David Bosco For several years now, French diplomats at the United Nations have been seeking to create a new norm of behavior on the Security Council. Specifically, they have argued that the permanent members should accept an obligation not … Continue reading

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A new Cold War? Not judging by the Security Council

By David Bosco Earlier this month, the UN’s Department of Political affairs put out a survey of Security Council activity in 2014. The report contains several interesting nuggets, but the most consequential might be evidence that the Council’s activity levels … Continue reading

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Keep China out of the TPP party (for now)

By Sarah Cleeland Knight Free-traders in Washington believe that 2015 may finally be the year that the United States and 11 Asia-Pacific countries finish negotiating the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).  We won’t know the details of the agreement until the … Continue reading

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Beyond the Paris Attacks and Rally: What should happen next?

By David Kaye It takes a certain amount of audacity for people to go into the streets after the attacks we saw this week on the Charlie Hebdo staff, Jewish shoppers before the Sabbath, and the police. I’m awed by … Continue reading

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What Ebola tells us about the World Health Organization

By Mike Schroeder Speaking to African member states late last year, Dr. Margaret Chan, the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO), accused the world of tolerating “long-neglected health systems” while singling out a “profit-driven industry” for not investing in … Continue reading

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The debate over the International Monetary Fund and Ebola

By David Bosco For several weeks, a war of words has been underway about whether International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies contributed to the Ebola outbreak in parts of west Africa. The Lancet touched off the debate with this article, which … Continue reading

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On the ICC, Obama administration, how deep is your love?

By David Kaye Palestine’s accession to the Rome Statute just before New Year’s Eve unleashed some excellent quick commentary and reactions. It clearly cut into David Bosco’s party time, as his posts on this blog are must-reads for those trying … Continue reading

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