The Law of War and the Responsibility to Protect Civilians: A Reinterpretation by Thomas Lee

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Two seemingly unrelated crises implicating the law of war and the responsibility to protect civilians have arisen in recent years. In 2013, the United States considered military intervention without U.N. Security Council preapproval in Syria after discovering that the government had exterminated its own people with chemical agents. In 2014, Russia sent troops into Crimea, […]

Towards the use of the Private Military Companies in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations By Sebastian Deschamps COTIPSO Programme UNITAR POCI

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”click here to view full text of Towards the use of the Private Military Companies in the United Nations Peacekeeping Operations By Sebastian Deschamps COTIPSO Programme UNITAR POCI”] Zimbabwe, Harare Airport, March 7th, 2004. A Boeing 727-100 (N4610) waits patiently on the tarmac of the military zone. Behind the veiled ports, no light […]

PRIVATE MILITARY SERVICE PROVIDERS: AFRICA’S WELCOME PARIAHS By Doug Brooks

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”click here to view full text”] There has been much written on the “scourge” of mercenaries, private military companies, and private security companies that are operating in Africa. They are blamed for instigating conflicts, for human rights abuses, for intensifying wars, for dealing in conflict diamonds, for landmines, for child soldiers, for selling […]

The Future of International Private Military Services

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[pdf_attachment file=”1″ name=”Click here to view full document”] Private companies that provide military services worldwide are flourishing, especially in Africa. Widespread conflict means that firms prepared to provide explosives disposal, robust security for resource extraction operations and even protection for humanitarian NGO operations are finding lucrative contracts. The same conflicts may also provide opportunities for […]

Foreign Policy Statements

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Creating Foreign Policy Statements (FPS) is a vital part in a conference as it sets the stage for all your research. The paper should include a brief introduction and a comprehensive breakdown of the country’s position on the topics being discussed in the committee. An excellent FPS includes: ● A brief introduction to the country […]

Situation in Korea

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Korean War On 25 June 1950, Communist North Korean troops poured across the border into South Korea, intent on reunifying the country through force of arms. What began as an escalation in Korea’s bitter civil war soon exploded into a major international crisis, as first the United States and then China intervened by sending hundreds […]

List of treaties on Disarmament, Arms Control, and Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction

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Below you will find information on treaties, organizations, and regimes relating to disarmament, arms control, and nonproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Information on each treaty or organization includes relevant full text documents, country memberships, an analytical overview, and a chronology tracking ongoing work and related developments. This material was prepared for the NTI site […]

Transcript of Armistice Agreement for the Restoration of the South Korean State (1953)

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  Agreement between the Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command, on the one hand, and the Supreme Commander of the Korean People’s Army and the Commander of the Chinese People’s volunteers, on the other hand, concerning a military armistice in Korea. Preamble The undersigned, the Commander-in-Chief, United Nations Command, on the one hand, and the Supreme Commander […]