Sanctions for South Sudan?

So it looks as if Russia and Angola have blocked new sanctions against leaders of South Sudan‘s opposing factions. Once again there are diverging opinions on the best course of action among campaigners and academics. The Enough Project, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch have written to the UN Security Council demanding action. Here’s what John Prendergast, … More Sanctions for South Sudan?

Diplomats and the club

Yesterday the United Nations General Assembly voted 119-8 in favour of allowing non-member flags to be raised outside its New York headquarters, including such states as Palestine and the Vatican. The US and Israel voted against… the latter describing the plan as nothing more than a photo opportunity. France voted in favour, describing it as a vote … More Diplomats and the club