war crimes

Today’s Land Mines May be smarter, but bringing them back is still a mistake

               In 1997, the use, manufacture, and stockpiling of anti-personal land mines was banned via what’s commonly referred to as the Ottowa Treaty. This was mostly as a reaction to the horrific damage land mines cause to civilians. Land mines are cheap and easy to deploy, and armies are able to scatter tens of thousands …

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Why We Can’t Target Iranian Cultural Sites

            As tensions with Iran rise, Donald Trump today threatened to retaliate against 52 potential Iranian targets should that country strike the United States. Evidently included on that list are non-military targets such as cultural sites. This has been harshly (and correctly) criticized by numerous military figures and political rivals as a war crime.             …

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Should Israel Give The International Criminal Court Another Look?

               Many of us who care about Israel are frequently up in arms about the bias international organizations tend to have against it. Most notorious is the United Nations, where the numerous Arab countries routinely gang up against Israel in the General Assembly. It’s noteworthy, therefore, that last week the prosecutor of the International Criminal …

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