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#R2P Weekly:27-31 July 2015

Infographic on Women, Peace and Security 

While the focus of the Women, Peace and Security agenda and the Responsibility to Protect differ in terms of scope and agenda, there are several ways in which they overlap and that work in these sectors can reinforce each other. 1,749 more words

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Charles Krauthammer: George Weidenfeld's attempt to repay Christian kindness

Christianity, whose presence in the Middle East predates Islam’s by 600 years, is about to be cleansed from the Middle East. Egyptian Copts may have found some respite under Abdel Fatah al-Sissi, but after their persecution under the previous Muslim Brotherhood government, they know how precarious their existence in 90 percent Muslim Egypt remains. 732 more words

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U.S. Makes a Deal with the Turkish Devil

By Thoreau Redcrow for the Kurdopia Project

There are recent revelations from The Guardian that the U.S. deal with Turkey involves a “no fly zone” (that would only apply to Assad’s Syrian Regime, as neither ISIS nor the Kurds have planes) in exchange for a tacit agreement that Turkey can prevent further land acquisitions by the Kurdish PYD in their quest to unify Rojava by connecting the Kobane and Afrin Cantons. 830 more words

Conflict Resolution

Turkey: Erdogan responds to election with war

This artice was written by Trevor Rayne, for the Revolutionary Communist Group:

31 July 2015

President Erdogan and the Turkish state have responded to the electoral success of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) on 7 June 2015 with war and repression. 97 more words

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U.S. Intelligence: ISIS is No Weaker Than a Year Ago

WASHINGTON — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded. 1,130 more words

Calais migrant crisis - something must be done …. of course

“Send in the army”.

That familiar bedfellow of “something must be done” can now be heard coming from the mouths of British politicians and commentators. 804 more words

'The smuggler had been smoking a cigarette when he pulled into an ISIS checkpoint'

When the Islamic State conquered Palmyra, ‘the world recoiled in horror, fearing destruction’. The week after, Buzzfeed’s Mike Giglio ‘sat in a sunlit living room near the border with a looter from Palmyra who had spent… 554 more words

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