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Just Add Women

Hilary Stauffer | Posted 19.10.2014 | UK
Hilary Stauffer

There is precedent for women to play a principle role in paving the way for peace: prominent historical examples can be found in Northern Ireland, Liberia and Argentina. But even more than grassroots movements, there's an international legal basis for women to have greater involvement in the maintenance and promotion of international peace and security

Palestine: Something Must Be Done, But What and By Whom?

Gregor Cubie | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Politics
Gregor Cubie

As Israeli military operations reignited in Gaza on July 8, the familiar indignant echo of "something must be done" rang out around the liberal and non-interventionist quarters of the Western world in a show of solidarity with the trampled Palestinian people that, while admirable, all too often fails to delineate exactly to whom the appeals for reason should be addressed.

UN Week: What Was Trending on Social Media?

Nikita Malik | Posted 21.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Nikita Malik

I was live on AlHurra TV-MBN on the 25th of September 2013 discussing the role of the Middle East in UN week. Alhurra is a United States-based Arabic-...

Empty Words or Promises of Hope for Syria?

Jehangir Malik | Posted 27.04.2014 | UK
Jehangir Malik

Words cannot describe the hopelessness I felt emanating from these camps, and I am not surprised that so many families decide to take the next step and leave Syria altogether. If we could just get access and reach them, it might not solve the conflict, but it would lessen the burden for families who have lost everything and ease the pressure on neighbouring countries.

LOOK: This Glow-In-The-Dark Starpath Is Coming To A London Park Soon

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.02.2014 | UK

No, that’s not a pathway to heaven beckoning enticingly at you. Nor sadly, is it the first photographed example of urban bioluminescence on these sh...

Obstacles to Syrian Cease-fire Aren't Insurmountable

Lord David Owen | Posted 09.03.2014 | UK Politics
Lord David Owen

Iran has a chance to demonstrate its traditional position as a country content to live within its existing boundaries. And now that the distrust and antagonism raised over Libya has eased, the U.N. Security Council is at long last working together.

Despite Challenges, UN Security Council Cannot Miss Opportunity to Tackle Sexual Violence in Trip to Central Africa

Camilla Barker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Camilla Barker

Sexual violence has been a central feature of the conflicts that have raged through the region for decades. Thousands of men, women and children are affected each year in activities that constitute war crimes under the Geneva Conventions.

Stumble Diplomacy

Adam Isaacs | Posted 11.11.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Adam Isaacs

The words of the Russian foreign minister were simply unfathomable just over a week ago, as rhetoric and tension built over the suspected use of chemical weapons by Bashar Al Assad on his own people, crossing the 'red line' issued by President Obama in 2012.

We Must Act on Syria

Andrew B Neville | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew B Neville

For me the solution seems clear cut, military action must be taken to stop the Assad regime destroying Syria and its citizens, literally. We cannot end up with another situation like Rwanda where in the eyes of then UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, the world could not bring itself to act. That must not be allowed to happen again.

Syria: A Regional World War

Giovanni Vimercati | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics
Giovanni Vimercati

The recent Israeli air strikes are a further blow to any hope of "peaceful" resolution and a potential call to arms for the Obama administration that has so far refused to send troops to Syria.

The DRC and Sexual Violence: Too Often Forgotten

Sir John Holmes | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Politics
Sir John Holmes

Some places almost never get the attention they deserve. One of these is the Democratic Republic of Congo. A vast country of some 80 million people, at the heart of Africa. It has struggled since independence in 1960 with a poor colonial legacy, cold war manipulations, venal and incompetent governments, and a succession of wars.

How Much Longer Should Sudan's People Suffer?

Olivia Warham | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK
Olivia Warham

Given the dearth of media attention given to Darfur these days, observers could be forgiven for thinking the bombing, looting and raping is over. Yet, the aerial bombardment continues, as does the systematic rape of girls and women, and the destruction of villages seen by the regime as non-Arab.

Syria Is Bleeding - March for Freedom

Hassan Walid | Posted 15.05.2013 | UK Politics
Hassan Walid

I helped organise the march last year to mark the first anniversary of the Syrian Revolution. Now I am helping to organise the march to mark its second anniversary. I don't want to be organising the third March! We need action now.

Shock As North Korea Tests Nuclear Weapons

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2013 | UK

North Korea has sparked alarm around the world by testing a nuclear bomb. The reclusive communist state has confirmed it has successfully conducted...

Syria Complains To UN Over Alleged Israeli Strike

Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Syria has made an official complaint to the United Nations over an alleged Israeli airstrike on the border it shares with Lebanon. A US official t...

North Korea: Provocation Patterns

Colin Pattinson | Posted 28.02.2013 | UK Politics
Colin Pattinson

Many experts were caught off guard by the surprise launch of the North Korean satellite on the 12 December. Many argued that another attempt to launch the rocket, after the failure in April, would not be until 2013.

North Korean Satellite 'Tumbling Out Of Control'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Huffington Post Reporter | Posted 13.12.2012 | UK

The object launched into space by North Korea's controversial rocket launch appears to be "tumbling out of control." NBC News reports US officials ...

'Highly Provocative': North Korea Launches Long Range Rocket

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK

North Korea launched a long range rocket on Wednesday morning, defying warnings from the UN and Washington, according to South Korean officials. Th...

Israel And Gaza Tensions 'Threaten Spiral Of Violence'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.01.2013 | UK

A senior British diplomat has warned the increased tension between Israel and the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory threatens a "spiral of violence". ...

We Need an End to UN Leadership That Is More Secretary than General

Tom Stevenson | Posted 20.12.2012 | UK Politics
Tom Stevenson

The Security Council is the most prestigious of the UN's organs, charged with upholding the core value of the charter ("to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war"), yet clearly its current form is beyond broken, its composition a farce.

More Than Words Required to Make Responsibility to Protect a Reality

John Slinger | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
John Slinger

What is happening in Syria now shows the futility of the words we use to conduct international diplomacy...We in Labour must not hide behind a naïve belief that any western intervention is an imperialist plot.

Syria War Could 'Spread Across Region', Kofi Annan Warns

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.09.2012 | UK

The violent struggle between the Syrian government and opposition forces risks tearing the country apart and spilling over its borders to spread secta...

Hague Speaks Out After Deadliest Month

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK

The soaring death toll in Syria is a "terrible indictment" of the failure of the United Nations Security Council to confront the fighting, the foreign...

Damascus Volcano Hastens the Defeat of Assad and Realpolitik

John Slinger | Posted 19.09.2012 | UK Politics
John Slinger

The rebels' ability to strike at the heart of the Syrian regime's feared security apparatus, to battle its troops in Damascus and take control of border crossings, in a coordinated, well-planned and executed campaign, shows that Assad is doomed.

William Hague Pledges To Increase UN Efforts In Syria

PA | Posted 13.07.2012 | UK

William Hague pledged to redouble efforts to get UN security council action against Bashar Assad's regime today as he condemned the latest massacre in...