NYU’s Center for Global Affairs (CGA) co-sponsored the 11th Annual International Humanitarian Law Dialogs, which took place on the 27th – 29th of August. The theme of this year was “Changing Times: New Opportunities of International Justice and Accountability.”
This country desperately needs a positive vision, some goals for where we’re going. Instead, it’s all negative all the time; a daily slashing and burning of hard-fought protections.
The Chinese maxim of “Grow first, clean up later” has underlined the price of development that the people and environment have paid in recent years.
The Philippines senator’s detention is emblematic of ‘sneaking authoritarianism’ amid the president’s bloody war on drugs. From jail, she says: “My case is a test”.
Blowback is already happening in response to President Donald Trump’s foreign policy. This week’s car bombing and siege at a restaurant in Mogadishu, Somalia, which killed 31 people and resulted in dozens of hostages, is an apparent reaction to Trump’s airstrikes over the weekend, which killed eight Somalis.