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Clare Short

Former Labour MP and secretary of state for international development

The Week That Matters for Syria and the World

The international community is guilty of a grotesque lack of action and effectiveness. The authority of the UN - set up after the second world war precisely to ensure that this could never happen again - is being flouted and grossly undermined by this paralysis and failure. For everyone's sake this catastrophe must now be brought an end.
01/02/2016 17:32 GMT

Libya Post Conflict: We Must Learn From the Failures in Iraq

We must wish the Libyan people well, put away our ulterior motives and understand that an open, democratic Libya is in the interests of the people of Libya and everyone else, and there is no need for any country to try to gain special advantage.
23/08/2011 15:48 BST