Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials -- May 31, 2011

Ratko Mladic's Arrival At Hague Bolsters Promise Of International Courts -- Robert Marquand, Christian science Monitor

Ratko Mladic's extradition to The Hague Tuesday to face 11 counts of war crimes in Bosnia reflects a growing acceptance of seeking justice in global courts instead of the battlefield.

Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic was placed on a Hague-bound airplane Tuesday after losing his appeal not to be sent there on 11 counts of war crimes in Bosnia. His arrival the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY), set up in 1993, further legitimizes global efforts to establish laws and courts to prosecute crimes that for most of human history took place with impunity and were usually resolved by wars, treaties, time, and forgetting.

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Commentaries, Opinions, And Editorials

How to Track China’s Navy Ambitions -- James R. Holmes, The Diplomat

Iran sees threat to its clout amid Arab Spring -- Scott Peterson, Christian Science Monitor

Syrians are tired of Assad's 'reforms' -- Fadwa al-Hatem, The Guardian

The endgame for Syria's bloody junta -- Burhan Ghalioun, The Guardian

Egypt Rushes Toward Sharia and War -- Robert Spencer, Human Events

The Real Endgame In Greece That European Leaders Are Privately Praying For
-- Gregory White, Business Insider

Is it too late for Serbia to join the EU?
-- Joshua Keating, The Cable/Foreign Policy

The U.S. could get on the right side of history in Burma
-- Fred Hiatt, Washington Post

Was Salvador Allende Assassinated? -- FOX News

The Numbers Are Grim
-- New York Times editorial

Bush II goes to war whether Congress likes it or not -- Gene Healy, Washington Examiner

State secrets privilege: Time for Congress to end the rubber stamp
-- Washington Post editorial

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