April 29, 2012

The Case for Giving Tyrants an Escape Plan

Alasdair Palmer, Daily Telegraph

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Calls by the international community for 'justice' may make dictators determined to hang on to power at all costs.

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TAGGED: International Crisis Group, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Robert Mugabe, Africa, Omar al-Bashir, ICC, Charles Taylor


April 17, 2012
Why Africa's Conflicts Never End
Jeffrey Gettleman, Foreign Policy
There is a very simple reason why some of Africa's bloodiest, most brutal wars never seem to end: They are not really wars. Not in the traditional sense, at least. The combatants don't have much of an ideology; they don't have... more ››
April 24, 2012
Bashir Directs Populist Anger at South Sudan
Pascal Fletcher, Reuters
Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir likes to wave a stick when he speaks in public, and he does not speak softly. more ››
April 27, 2012
Taylor Verdict: Justice or Colonialism?
Alexander Pannett, Egremont
On Thursday, Charles Taylor, the former President of Liberia, was found guilty of aiding and abetting war crimes and crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone. The verdict will come as a great relief to the millions of West... more ››
April 28, 2012
No Double Standard for Global Thugs
Rami Khouri, Daily Star
How does society use legal means at its disposal to stop dictators from using their power to kill and terrorize civilians? Several simultaneous efforts around the world – related to Sierra Leone, Syria, Lebanon, Sudan and... more ››
When Liberian dictator Charles Taylor was convicted by the International Criminal Court this week of committing, aiding, and abetting crimes against humanity in Sierra Leone's civil war, it was widely regarded as an overdue... more ››