After recent failure to reach agreement on treaty for international arms trade the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon wrote article ”The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded”
(August 28, 2012). The main idea is in his article headline and article
contents lot of good intentions and initiatives for peace development
too. However I would like to bring up only one hard fact mentioned
interventions to inner conflicts are part of daily news stream today.
Where, when and how to intervene are the core of discussions. However
from my point of view more weight should put to day after planning. In
Balkans there is still frozen conflicts; Iraq, Afghanistan and many
conflicts in Africa are most recent or still ongoing theatres, Syria and
many more are coming soon on the table.
soap opera on the WTC square is over again it might be time to make a
cool assessment – what is the bottom line behind correct
statements, condolences and sentimental sob stories. It is
understandable that sc human interest aspect gets the main role in
headlines, it as well conspiracy theories are good marketing tool for
Responsibility to Protect (R2P) is a relatively new international
security and human rights norm to address international community's
failure to prevent and stop genocides, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and
crimes against humanity. When and where to intervene has came more and
more actual question during last decades in western foreign policy.
“This is an attack against the Norwegian Labour Movement, against the Norwegian labour Party and its Youth Organization.” (Jan Stoltenberg/PM Norway) Immediately after the terror attack in Norway the finger of blame was at radical Islam and Al Qaeda. The
first scenario was that grassroots Islamist militants based in Norway
are behind these events.
years the EU has outlined a common foreign, security and defense policy
(CFSP, ESDP) and has even created the EU battle troops (EUBG) and
established its own European External Action Service.
However recent developments in Libya once again clearly showed the
insignificant role of these EU activities.
“The only way to solve a conflict at any level of society is to sit down face to face and talk about it.” (John W. McDonald)
A new peace mediation study ,
that states Finland’s accomplishment in the field of mediation and
conflict prevention, was released on Thursday, May 6, 2010 by the
Ministry for Foreign Affairs. The study recommends strengthening
Finland’s peace mediation capacity.
in our government said to me in Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, Iraq was
yesterday’s war. Afghanistan is today’s war. If we don’t act
pre-emptively, Yemen will be tomorrow’s war.” (Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn.