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James Stavridis, Dean of the Fletcher School, interviews WPF executive Director, Alex de Waal. This is Dean Stavridis’ first year with The Fletcher School. He is a retired Admiral in the U.S. Navy, who preivously led the NATO Alliance in global operations from 2009 to 2013 as Supreme Allied Commander. The interview is [...]

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Sir William Harcourt MP, contributed the following thoughts on military humanitarian intervention 150 years ago. In my view, his definition of intervention has not been bettered, and his advice is as sound today as when he advised Britain not to intervene on the American civil war.

 

W.V. Harcourt, “A Letter on the Perils of [...]

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Remarks by Alex de Waal on the occasion of the first anniversary commemoration of the death of Meles Zenawi, Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Addis Ababa, August 20, 2013.

 

It is a privilege to be here today, to honour the memory of the late Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

 

I first had the opportunity to [...]

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In Libya, early dialogue among key external stakeholders, including the UN, relevant regional organisations and neighbouring countries, and comprehensive consultations involving representatives of the Libyan people would conceivably have led to a joint decision as to the mandate and the course of action to be collectively undertaken. Such a joint and coordinated approach would have been beneficial to the peace process, both from the short- and long-term perspective

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Today, many different organizations promote world peace in various ways. Most world peace organizations work in the area of research, education and/or advocacy. However, as elaborated below, some organizations take a different approach. For example, music proves to be a popular tool for supporting world peace. Musicians without Borders, Musician Peace Corps [...]

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In the first of our summer series on legacies of the Arab Spring, Massaab al-Aloosy tracks down the forgotten and new memorials of recent transitions.

Throughout their rule, most if not all dictators have tried to put their mark on their countries by building statues as self-apotheosis. But as the winds of political change buffet [...]

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