Category Archives: China

Syria: UNSC resolution 2059 – a wrap up of UNSMIS

UNSC resolution 2059, which was adopted unanimously, extended the UNSMIS mission in Syria for another 30 days. But reading the text it is also clear the mission will end by that time if no major changes will occur, changes that … Continue reading

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UN Security Council: the vetoed draft resolution on Syria with Russian objections crossed out and amendments added

Below is a copy of the draft resolution on Syria where I have added Russian objections and amendments. Objections are crossed out and proposed amendments are in bold. Below this text you will also find the resolution as it was … Continue reading

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Syria: The Damascus Bomb Blasts part 2 – the Ghost of Ghaddafi

It is not as if the Syrian regime opened its arms to the Arab League and the mission to monitor the implementation of the agreement to put an end to the violence. But in the end the regime had no … Continue reading

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Syria: fear and loathing in the business community

Seven months after the start of protests, with at least 3000 civilians killed and more than 10 000 arrested, abused and tortured, the largely peaceful uprising against the Syrian regime is hanging in the balance. Although defections from the army … Continue reading

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Syria: UN Security Council condemns Syrian authorities for widespread violations of human rights, use of force against civilians

Yesterday (around midnight/01.00 local ME time) the United Nations Security Council through a Presidential Statement condemned the widespread violation of human rights by the Syrian regime. The full text of document S/PRST/2011/16 reads as follows: “The Security Council expresses its … Continue reading

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