Category Archive: Diplomacy

Syria: intervention or diplomacy?

Abiodun Williams (President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice) reflects on the crisis in Syria and a possible humanitarian intervention. He also shares his take on the recent diplomatic progress between Russia and the US.… Continue reading

Abiodun Williams on the Responsibility to Protect

Abiodun Williams (President of The Hague Institute for Global Justice) reflects on the Responsibility to Protect and the main critiques it is facing at the moment. Dr Williams worked with then UNSG Kofi Annan when ‘R2P’… Continue reading

Dan Smith: Why striking Syria is a bad idea

Would it be smart to issue a limited strike against the Assad regime in Syria in order to deter future chemical weapons use? Dan Smith (Secretary General of International Alert) shares his position.… Continue reading

Consequences of the BRICS for humanitarian intervention

Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa are growing more powerful. How will that affect global politics? These powers traditionally support a strong interpretation of sovereignty, territorial integrity and the principle of non-intervention.… Continue reading