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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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An attack on Iran? What should the UK do?

“What should the UK do when the US challenges or violates international norms? This question lay behind the controversy surrounding the invasion of Iraq and it may be asked if the US attacks Iran.” This is how I started my … Continue reading

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Liberal Conservatism. A discussion with Mark McClelland

I’ve been thinking this week about pushing the line that a lasting legacy of Blair’s foreign policy was the impact it has had on the Conservative Party.  The evidence for this is David Cameron’s concept of ‘liberal conservatism’, which he … Continue reading

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“The death of a devil” A discussion with Adam Quinn and Matthew Hill

Dr. Adam Quinn is a Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Birmingham. Last Thursday he posted a comment on Facebook concerning the death of Gaddafi and the prospect that a UN-led investigation will lead to the prosecution of … Continue reading

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“The death of evil” (a response to Jack)

Thanks for the comments and questions Jack.  Here are a few thoughts: “How similar are OBL and MG’s deaths?” I think we have to preface all this by saying we don’t know the exact details of both cases, but it … Continue reading

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“The death of a devil”

The BBC reports tonight that the death of Gaddafi completes the Libyan revolution.  Yet the images it showed on the 10 o clock news will no doubt add questions to the nature of that revolution.  The commentary accompanying the images … Continue reading

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