Monthly Archives: January 2012

British Academy seminar series (semester 2)

The British Academy funded Seminar Series on British Foreign Policy after Iraq will continue at the University of Leeds this semester.  The next seminar is:   01 February, 4 – 5:30pm 11.13 Social Sciences Building  Vicky Honeyman (University of Leeds) “British International … Continue reading

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Britain’s Secret War. Newsnight follow up

I came across this today.  Perhaps Britain’s War was not as secret as Newsnight claimed. Oral Evidence Taken Before the House of Commons Defence Committee, 27 April, 2011. Q28Mr Brazier: Secretary of State, we have already provided the Libyan opposition with body … Continue reading

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“Britain’s secret war in Libya.” Newsnight and the UN mandate

Last night Newsnight reported that British special forces had been on the ground during the Libyan operation.  It was set up as a possible breach of the UN mandate, which excluded in Resolution 1973 (2011) ‘a foreign occupation force of … Continue reading

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“Hitting the Target?” Workshop at Surrey.

“Hitting the Target?” How New Capabilities Are Shaping Contemporary International Intervention (12-13 July 2012) cii – the Centre for International Intervention, University of Surrey, UK Paper proposal deadline: Friday 3 February 2012. Notification by end February 2012. Abstracts are invited … Continue reading

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GTMO’s 10th Anniversary: the war on terror in its second decade (v)

Yesterday marked the 10th anniversary of the detention facilities at Guantanamo Bay.  A total of 779 different persons have been detained since they opened in January 2002.  The various camps were at their most crowded in May 2003.  A total … Continue reading

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The left, the right and Syria

Nick Cohen’s new year’s day call for the West to militarily intervene in Syria prompts an end to the break I took from blogging in December.  This break was forced in part by the amendments I was making to my book, … Continue reading

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