Mohammed Suliman's interview on CNN was abruptly interrupted by
an Israeli missile exploding nearby. In a piece originally published in Ceasefire, he reflects
on the experience and analyses the continuity of violence before and after last week's aerial bombardment.
Les pays occidentaux décrivent
la violence à l'est de la RDC comme un échec cuisant : des personnes et des
événements au Congo (ou au Rwanda) ont provoqué l'échec des processus de paix
et de développement. Mais le M23 est le résultat direct de processus qui
légitiment la violence du pouvoir. Read this in English.
Since 2011 three failed strategies have been attempted, with weapons provision bringing up the rear. The regional politics of the conflict make the dangers of massive escalation imminent: it is time to find a transition acceptable to both sides.
International solidarity is a
wonderful idea, and the notion of transferring resources from North to South
for good causes is morally attractive. The mechanics of doing this properly,
however, are far more complex.
In an increasingly right-wing political environment, addressing the place of the military in Israeli society means going through the
cracks rather than lobbying government. International connections help, but it's outreach, not funds, that count.
The Bangladeshi International War Crimes Tribunal quickly became a stage for political interference and intimidation. With elections approaching, escalating tactics threaten to condemn the entire pursuit for justice.
Violence in eastern DRC is portrayed by western countries in terms of abject failure: people or events in the Congo (or Rwanda) have caused peacebuilding and development processes to fail. But the M23 is a direct result of processes that legitimate violent power. Français.
Aid is spent in situations of
uncertainty, with conflict and insecurity key outcomes as well as drivers of
poverty. With aid facing increasing domestic pressures from donor countries,
there is a danger of undermining results over the long term.
Two men are now heading the virtual entirety of the
Kingdom’s intelligence gathering apparatuses. MbN’s control over the Mabahith
(secret police) and Bandar’s control over the Mukhabarat will link them closely
into western counter terrorist efforts.
C'est l'histoire pré-coloniale, coloniale
et post-coloniale du Kivu qui a préparé les conditions où les événements
récents se sont enchaînés. Comprendre n'est pas justifier: il faut se méfier de
l'instrumentalisation que les idéologues font de l'histoire. English
Amidst calls for justice through the barrel of a gun and hopes Pakistan's army will break ties with the TTP, does an emphasis on the narrative of Violence against Women play into the very binaries that legitimate the Taliban's existence?
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