Monthly Archives: March 2011

Is Fukushima Another Wakeup Call?

As Japan still struggles to recover from earthquake and resultant tsunami, a debate has indeed ensued whether nuclear industry will fall into disfavor. If Fukushima nuclear plant accident heightens safety concerns and discourages investors to rely on power generation from … Continue reading

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Stabilizing Libya

The Libyan intervention labeled as president Obama’s first war may not end soon. Regardless of this advocates of this intervention should start planning for Libya’s reconstruction in post-Qaddafi period. Although Qaddafi’s removal is not mandated by UN resolution 1973, it … Continue reading

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Conceptualization of Obama Doctrine

After almost a week and a half of the start of U.S.-led air campaign against Libya to enforce UN-authorized no-fly zone, President Obama has outlined American goals and strategy. Though belated his address to the nation on Libya has at … Continue reading

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Libya’s Political Reconstruction

The Libyan intervention labeled as president Obama’s first war may not end soon. Regardless of this advocates of this intervention should start planning for Libya’s reconstruction in post-Qaddafi period. Although Qaddafi’s removal is not mandated by UN resolution 1973, it … Continue reading

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Lesson of Balkan Crisis for Libya

The Libyan case has presented a crucial policy question as how existing international law and practice including the Charter of the UN can be modified to allow timely and consistent intervention. When one talks of consistency it seeks to restrain … Continue reading

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Intervention Must Make Peace

After weeks of indecision and lengthy debate in the U.S. administration about appropriateness of military intervention in Libya, President Obama has finally won approval from the UN with the passage of Security Council resolution 1973 that authorizes all necessary measures, … Continue reading

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UN Charter & R2P in Libyan Crisis

Described as President Obama’s first war albeit he has inherited two prolonged wars, in Afghanistan and Iraq, the Libyan intervention has invited more challenges than resolving them including the protection of civilians, which forms the core objective of UN Security … Continue reading

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