Monthly Archives: December 2006

December 24, 2006

Darfur No-Fly Update: Window of Opportunity

Soon after Prime Minister Tony Blair’s visit to Washington to meet President George Bush, the Financial Times ran a story on Blair’s urging Bush to support a no-fly zone over Darfur to break the deadlock over deployment of a international …

Posted in Opinion Editorial
December 19, 2006

Indonesia: International ally or domestic appeaser?

Indonesia, with the largest Islamic population of any country, is a significant player in the war on terror. However, beyond the Asia-Pacific region, Indonesia receives scant attention, apart from those whose careers necessitate knowledge of this ethnically and geographically diverse …

Posted in Uncategorized
December 17, 2006

Conservative Human Rights Commission’s First Annual Report

 

‘If a government treats its people as if they were rubbish, this cannot any longer be an internal affair.’
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu
In Parliament on Monday 11th December, the Conservative Human Rights Commission, the only organisation of its kind in a …

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December 16, 2006

A ‘no-fly zone’ is needed in Darfur

‘We are beyond the point where we should be very concerned with saving face. We should be concerned with saving lives.’ So said Lord Triesman, the British Foreign Office minister for Africa, speaking about the Darfur crisis on 17th September …

Posted in Africa, Opinion Editorial, Sudan

A ‘no-fly zone’ is needed in Darfur

‘We are beyond the point where we should be very concerned with saving face. We should be concerned with saving lives.’ So said Lord Triesman, the British Foreign Office minister for Africa, speaking about the Darfur crisis on 17th September …

Posted in Uncategorized
December 11, 2006

The Bomb must not be banned

Tony Blair informed the House of Commons on 4th December that in an uncertain world with states like North Korea and Iran seeking nuclear weapons, it would be ‘unwise and dangerous’ for the United Kingdom to divest itself of its …

Posted in Iran, North Korea, Opinion Editorial, Terrorism & Security

The Bomb must not be banned

Tony Blair informed the House of Commons on 4th December that in an uncertain world with states like North Korea and Iran seeking nuclear weapons, it would be ‘unwise and dangerous’ for the United Kingdom to divest itself of its …

Posted in Uncategorized
December 5, 2006

Britain Needs a National Security Strategy

The disclosure by Dame Eliza Manningham, head of the Mi5, that five terrorist attacks on British soil have been thwarted since July 2005 and the prospect of thirty terror plots gestating, combined with the disturbing revelation that the intelligence services …

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