UN: US Attack on Syrian Civilians Violated International Law


by Edward Hunt Last week, war crimes investigators at the United Nations charged a U.S.-led coalition with violating international humanitarian law last year when it launched airstrikes on a school in Syria that killed at least 150 civilians. The war… Continue Reading  

The Rohingya, R2P, and Civilian Protection


by Corrie Hulse Imagine being forced to flee your home because the military is attacking and killing your neighbors, burning down your village, and raping and abducting your wife and children. You want to turn to your government for help,… Continue Reading  

Syrian Election Under UN Supervision: How Serious A Prospect?


by Larry Garber With more than 12 million refugees and internally displaced persons, any effort to organize credible Syrian elections that would contribute to resolving the on-going conflict seems an exercise in fantasy. Yet this week, in a presentation to… Continue Reading  

Uniting, Against Trump’s Policies, for Peace


by Paul R. Pillar When North Korea began the Korean War with an invasion of South Korea in June 1950, the armed response was waged under the flag of the United Nations thanks to the Soviet Union having absented itself… Continue Reading  

Saudi Claims to Ease Yemen Blockade a Cruel Fiction


by Kristine Beckerle Saudi Arabia today attempted to sell its changes to the full blockade on all Yemen land, air, and sea ports as concrete humanitarian progress today. They aren’t.