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Khalid Sheik Mohammed and others to face review at Gauntanamo Bay

Khalid Sheik Mohammed and others to face review at Gauntanamo Bay

The US announced that it will hold Combatant Status Review Tribunals (CSRT's) for 14 suspects transferred from "black sites' operated overseas by the Central Intelligence Agency. Among these detainees are Khalid Sheik Mohammed, alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks, and Ramzi bin al-Shibh, ...

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Australian David Hicks charged with war crimes

Australian David Hicks charged with war crimes

The US Defense Department revamped its initial charges against David M. Hicks, an Australian national, held at Guantanamo Bay for the past five years, in violation of the laws of war.  Mr. Hicks was initially charged with "conspiracy to commit war crimes; attempted murder by an unprivileged ...

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Welcome to the Children's Blog

Welcome to the Children's Blog

Something to Think About: Whose responsibility is a child?  The parents’ or guardians’, the state's, the international community's, the church's?  Who protects the child who lives alone on the streets or the child who is forced into slavery?  Who watches the child who lives each day staring death in ...

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ICJ absolves Serbia for Bosnian Atrocities

ICJ absolves Serbia for Bosnian Atrocities

In July 1995, in the United Nations mandated "safe area' of Srebrenica, Serbian forces summarily executed some 8,000 Bosnian men. The forces of the Army of Republika Srpska, led by General Ratko Mladic (still at large in Bosnia for war crimes), "stripped all ...

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Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Jeopardy

Khmer Rouge Tribunal in Jeopardy

The Khmer Rouge was an extremist Communist power that was the ruling party, under Pol Pot, in Cambodia from 1975-1979. The Khmer Rouge sought to establish a "New People" through isolation from outside influence. They tried to exploit communist ideals to create a classless society by ...

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Hello world!

Hello Blog Readers! Welcome to the Children's Blog, my name is Cassandra Clifford.  I'm very excited to be one of the eight blogger/writers for the Foreign Policy Association's "Great Decisions" 2007 series.   I hold an MA in International Relations and have spent much of my career dealing with various topics in ...

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Welcome to the FPA on Climate Change

I've got bad news and I've got good news.  The bad news is that we have managed over the past 250 years or so to begin to dangerously overheat our planet, primarily by the burning of fossil fuels:  coal, oil, and natural gas. What's worse is that we have accelerated ...

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ICC Indicts Suspects in Darfur

ICC Indicts Suspects in Darfur

Roughly beginning in 2003, the Janjaweed paramilitary force in Sudan began a systematic cleansing campaign against the Fur, Zaghawa, and Massaleit ethnic groups in Darfur. Accusations of genocide have been widely circulated since the conflict began; many human rights groups cite some 400,000 ...

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