Tag Archive for Uganda

“It is time to do things differently”

Lord McConnell

              Our event this week in Bujumbura (introduced in my previous blog) is split into two parts. Special UN Envoy Mary Robinson’s consultation and mobilisation in support of the Framework of Hope will be followed by a Great Lakes Regional Conference on United Nations Security Council Resolution 1325 –…

Can we dare hope for peace at last in Eastern DRC?

Lord McConnell

The apparently never ending cycles of violence in and around the eastern provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo have been followed (always ‘followed’ unfortunately) by cycles of international interest that have failed to deliver change and build a permanent peace. Can the latest international effort really be different? Can we dare to hope for…

Libya and regime change

Lord Soley

At last! I feel as though I have been a lone voice calling for the international community to accept the principle of removing the most brutal dictators from power – or regime change as it is now called. Now it seems to be increasingly accepted as the statement from Obama, Sarkozy and Cameron indicate. As…

Intervention

Lord Soley

For those who are interested in the arguments for intervention (not just military) and the history of intervention back to the 19th century British campaign to end the trans Atlantic slave trade look at my article written for the Henry Jackson Society:  http://www.henryjacksonsociety.org/cms/harriercollectionitems/The+Right+Side+of+History.pdf