Tag Archives: war on terror

Intervening militarily in Syria? Many more questions than answers

Only last week, a US-led military intervention in Syria seemed inevitable. Today, the immediate future looks more uncertain. In a historic debate, the UK Parliament refused to endorse a military action. President Obama referred the matter to Congress. NATO Chief … Continue reading

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“The resilience of the human rights norm in an era of counter-terrorism”, by Salma Yusuf

READ THE ARTICLE HERE This article seeks to explore the tensions arising from the interaction between human rights and counter-terrorism and contribute to the debate on the feasibility of sustaining the former in such trying situations as the latter through … Continue reading

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The toxic legacy of Guantánamo

The 10th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo doesn´t only symbolise the failure of the US-led so-called ‘War on terror’ to respect human rights. Obama’s unwillingness to close the prison down doesn´t only breach the most basic human rights of … Continue reading

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From preventive war to the global crisis

Last September was the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and the 3rd anniversary of the crash of Lehman Brothers, two events that are widely seen as turning points in recent history. Last week, 7 October marked the 10th anniversary of the … Continue reading

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Let’s face it: torture might have helped

A few days ago, Leon Panetta, Director of the CIA, affirmed in an interview with NBC that waterboarding, among other “enhanced interrogation techniques”, provided the necessary information to go after Osama bin Laden. Although this is the only moment in … Continue reading

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I am not happy for your death, Osama bin Laden

This morning I woke up with the announcement of your death. After a whole decade of chase, you had finally been caught somewhere in Pakistan in an operation whose specific details are still unknown. The reactions couldn´t have been more … Continue reading

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