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  • Nuclear Deal, Sanctions, Nuclear Diplomacy

    Library blog - July 24, 2015

    After nearly two years of arduous negotiations a comprehensive agreement on the nuclear program of Iran was signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015. In exchange for reducing Iran’s nuclear activities drastically, the United States and the European Union would lift their nuclear-related sanctions on the Iranian economy. Most countries and international organizations welcomed the agreement. Will U.S. President Obama be remembered as initiator of this ‘historic’ deal? The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) is a nuclear agreement signed in Vienna on 14 July 2015 between Iran, the P5+1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council—China, France, Russia, United Kingdom, United States—plus Germany), and the European Union.

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  • Coalition against Islamic State: Too Many Obstacles?

    Library blog - May 22, 2015

    After weeks of fighting, Islamic State succeeded in taking over the Iraqi city of Ramadi and it currently controls large parts of the al-Anbar province, which borders on Jordan, Syria and Saudi Arabia. Almost 25,000 residents have fled Ramadi. This week Islamic State also overran Syrian government troops to seize Palmyra (Homs province, Syria), home to the ruins of a 2,000-year-old city that was one of the most important cultural centers of the ancient world.The U.N. human rights office in Geneva said a third of Palmyra’s 200,000 residents may have fled the fighting in the past few days.

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  • Pechstein prevails : Persistence pays off – CAS offside?

    Library blog - February 13, 2015

    42-year-old female speed skater Claudia Pechstein, Germany’s most decorated winter Olympian with five gold medals and nine in total, was banned by the International Skating Union (ISU) for two years in 2009 over irregular blood results, although she never failed a drugs test. The ISU said the results were evidence she had been doping, a claim Pechstein refuted, saying it was a condition she had inherited from her father.

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  • Extending the Coalition against Islamic State

    Library blog - October 3, 2014

    Yesterday, Turkey’s parliament has backed a motion that could allow its military to enter Iraq and Syria to join the campaign against Islamic State (IS) militants. While Arab countries including Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain and Qatar have quickly joined the bombing campaign, Washington’s traditional Western allies had been slow to answer the call from U.S. President Barack Obama. France was the first Western country to respond, but this week national parliaments in the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Australia have approved to join the global coalition against Islamic State too.

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  • Etat islamique, un monstre providentiel

    Library blog - September 9, 2014

    Rapides et étendues, les conquêtes militaires de l’Etat islamique en Irak et en Syrie stupéfient le monde. Elles profitent de la décomposition des Etats au Proche-Orient et contrarient la stratégie des Etats-Unis. Pour « extirper le cancer » djihadiste, M. Barack Obama prétend compter avant tout sur les acteurs régionaux. La focalisation sur cet épouvantail commode épargne à […]

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  • Armee tötet 100 Boko-Haram-Kämpfer

    Library blog - September 9, 2014

    Das Militär in Kamerun hat die Islamisten nach Nigeria zurückgedrängt. Die Extremisten hatten zuvor Granaten auf die Grenzstadt Fotokol abgefeuert.   Source : Die Zeit

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  • Armee tötet 100 Boko-Haram-Kämpfer

    Library blog - September 9, 2014

    Das Militär in Kamerun hat die Islamisten nach Nigeria zurückgedrängt. Die Extremisten hatten zuvor Granaten auf die Grenzstadt Fotokol abgefeuert.   Source : Die Zeit

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  • ICC to Investigate War Crimes in Gaza?

    Library blog - August 8, 2014

    On July 23, Navi Pillay, the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, suggested that attacks on civilians by both Israel and Hamas may have violated international law “in a manner that could amount to war crimes.” Senior British lawyers have written to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, urging it to investigate “crimes” committed in Gaza, including the destruction of homes, hospitals and schools. The lawyers say that it is within the ICC’s jurisdiction to act because the government of Palestine made a declaration in 2009 accepting the court’s role and the UN has since acknowledged Palestine as a non-member observer state.

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  • ICC to Investigate War Crimes in Gaza?

    Library blog - August 8, 2014

    On July 23, Navi Pillay, the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, suggested that attacks on civilians by both Israel and Hamas may have violated international law “in a manner that could amount to war crimes.” Senior British lawyers have written to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, urging it to investigate “crimes” committed in Gaza, including the destruction of homes, hospitals and schools. The lawyers say that it is within the ICC’s jurisdiction to act because the government of Palestine made a declaration in 2009 accepting the court’s role and the UN has since acknowledged Palestine as a non-member observer state.

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    ICC to Investigate War Crimes in Gaza?

    Library blog - August 8, 2014

    On July 23, Navi Pillay, the U.N.’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, suggested that attacks on civilians by both Israel and Hamas may have violated international law “in a manner that could amount to war crimes.” Senior British lawyers have written to the International Criminal Court (ICC) in The Hague, urging it to investigate “crimes” committed in Gaza, including the destruction of homes, hospitals and schools. The lawyers say that it is within the ICC’s jurisdiction to act because the government of Palestine made a declaration in 2009 accepting the court’s role and the UN has since acknowledged Palestine as a non-member observer state.

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