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  • Rupakjyoti Borah
    A Deft Strategic Move: India’s Decision to Abstain in UNHRC Vote on Sri Lanka
    Apr 24 — India’s decision to abstain from voting on the March 27 US-backed resolution in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) demanding an international investigation into alleged war crimes by the Sri Lankan government marks an important reset in its relations with its immediate neighbor.

    So why did India abstain?

    First, it was important to put relations with Sri Lanka back on track. I... Read More
  • Walter C. Clemens, Jr
    Law and Morality Versus Brute Force
    Apr 02 — What to do when a large power starts to devour or break apart a smaller one? The United States-led coalition of United Nations members effectively used force to expel Iraq from Kuwait in 1991. But what if war is out of the question, lest it lead to a much larger conflagration? The answer is not to hope for peace and do nothing, as when Nazi Germany ripped the Sudetenland from Czechoslovak... Read More
  • Alexander J. Motyl & Walter C. Clemens, Jr
    From Weimar to Nazi Russia
    Apr 02 — Is Vladimir Putin the 21st century’s version of Adolf Hitler? Hitler in 1938 annexed Austria and then, with approval from the UK and France, took the Sudetenland from Czechoslovakia. Like Putin in Crimea, Hitler wanted speakers of the same language to be reunited with the homeland.Hitler said he wanted to save Germans from persecution by Czechs, just as Putin claims to be protecting Russi... Read More
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