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Five minutes please

She was in a hurry when we spoke to her. “Five minutes please!”, she said, because she needed to attend to her patients. In September, we were in Eastern Ukraine to look at the impact of explosive weapons on health … Lees verder

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NATO’s 2% Target

NATO states should aim to spend 2% of their GDP on defence, says NATO. But percentage of GDP is not a fair, nor a useful way of judging adequacy of defence spending. Wilbert van der Zeijden

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The Sceptre of Srebrenica

The failure to protect civilians in the Srebrenica safe area in 1995, culminated in the murder of more than 8,000 boys and men. The lessons learned from the horrific events at Srebrenica continue to affect the thinking about methods to … Lees verder

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Export control strengthened after Sudan truck scandal

Dutch sales of German military trucks to Sudan ended up in Kordofan conflict  In June 2015 Dutch Radio1 programme Bureau Buitenland broke the story of military trucks that had been supplied to Sudan by Van Vliet Trucks Holland BV. While … Lees verder

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HAPPY 17TH BIRTHDAY TO THE MINE BAN TREAY!

Today, on 1 March 2016, it is 17 years ago that the international Mine Ban Treaty entered into force. This live-saving treaty banning production, use, stockpiling and transfer of anti-personnel mines has since been joined by 162 countries. By Suzanne … Lees verder

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Students take on NGO perspective

Recently, students at Pace University provided recommendations for PAX on universalization of the Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM) following a semester-long project examining States’ progress in implementing the ban.

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Are Tribes the Key to Peace in Libya?

Militias who fought and toppled the Khaddafi regime in 2011 have now increasingly turned on each other in Libya, seemingly along tribal lines. However, while most international observers tend to view the tribal system as one of the main drivers … Lees verder

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