Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas imposes embargo on settlement goods. Thai government alleges red shirt movement is a republican plot. US sets out plans for a one-hour missile strike capacity. Ukraine in tumultuous vote to extend Russian lease of Black Sea base. All this and more in today's briefing.
If violence is out, what power can nonviolence offer? Courage, numbers and solidarity are vital to confront oppressive power, but macho dynamics perpetuate aggression. Human connections are the key to transformation
Lebanese protestors demand secularism. Thai PM rejects protestors’ offer as counter-movements gain strength. Clashes in south Sudan kill 58. Al-Qaeda confirms death of top leaders. Iran tests new missiles in annual military manoeuvers. All this and more, in today's security update.
Tehran criticises US' nuclear threats. Victory likely for Bashir after controversial Sudanese elections. Peshawar stuck by twin suicide attacks. Ethnic violence threatens Kyrgyz interim government. All this and more in today's update.
Political upheaval in Thailand reaches new levels as opposition threaten counter-protests. Sudan elections criticised, but seen as positive step forward. Iranian leader Khameini labels US ‘nuclear criminal’. Constitutional clause hinders formation of new Iraqi government. Clinton urges renewed peace efforts in the Middle East. All this and more, in todays security update.
Demos' latest report, 'The edge of violence', sets out a new agenda for counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation strategies in Canada and Europe. While it breaks important ground, it leaves significant questions unanswered, argues Daniel-Joseph MacArthur-Seal.
The US president confesses inability to influence the Israel-Palestine conflict. South Korean investigators confirm that the Cheonan was sunk by an ‘external explosion’. A UN commission concludes Benazir Bhutto’s death could have been avoided. Ousted Kyrgyz President Bakiyev resigns. All this and more, in today’s security update.
In a continued search for relevance in the post-Cold War world, the armed forces of NATO have adopted a burgeoning humanitarian and development agenda. But military and civilian intervention in conflict zones cannot and should not be amalgamated, argues Gloria Martinez.
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