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Prisoner of War: the conundrum of a commodity from Sun Tzu to ISIS

The term Prisoner of War (PoW) has strong emotive connotations; the trials and tribulations, the mistreatment and summary executions, the heroism and futile resistance. Not only during the World Wars of the 20th century – when the scale and reporting of enemy imprisonment reached a global audience – but from the first pitched battles to the urban warfare currently ensnaring the Middle East, the fate of the PoW has sparked debate and controversy. 1,118 more words


More Containment Breached: The BBC Outs U.S./ISIS Complicity in Syria

I know this will come as a shock to my regular readers, but the U.S. has been working with ISIS the entire time.  Previously the… 1,083 more words


The need for a Digital Geneva Convention and a cloud for global good

Today i want to pick up the conversation around cybersecurity and cybercrime. below are some conversations started by Brad Smith

After World war II, All the governments of the world got together and took a legal obligation that they would protect civilians in times of war. 746 more words


Do settlements matter?

Article 49 of the Fourth Geneva Convention:
The only provision of international law which may make settlements illegal is the last sentence of Article 49: 876 more words


Don't mention the ethnic cleansing!

The West Bank was ethnically cleansed in 1948.
East Jerusalem was ethnically cleansed in 1948.
The Gaza Strip was ethnically cleansed in 1948.
But we’re not supposed to mention it. 593 more words


Israel’s Settlement Regulations Bill and International Law

Israel’s Settlement Regulations Bill and International Law

By Eugene Kontorovich
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 8:04 AM

Israel’s proposed “Regulations Bill” has attracted broad international criticism, including from the… 1,435 more words


In Meeting with Red Cross President, Netanyahu Slams Hamas’ ‘Unbelievable Cruelty’

United With Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Wednesday in Jerusalem with International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) President Peter Maurer and discussed with him the… 514 more words

Conflict Resolution