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18 Jan 2013
Arab Spring | Biological Weapons | Chemical Weapons | Collective Defense | Conflict | Defence | Politics | responsibility to protect | security council | Syria | United Nations | War | WMD | Asia | War/peace | International
In Syria there have now been almost two years of conflict between the Ba’ath Party of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a fractured Arab spring...
31 Aug 2012
Adaptation | Climate Change | Global Warming | International Relations | Mitigation | United Nations | Climate | Environment
There are several definitions of adaptation in this context but, broadly, it is the idea that climate change is a reality, and that changes in human and...
Should a new global body, the United Nations Committee for Internet Related Policies, take over internet governance?
29 Aug 2012
Digital Freedoms | Freedom of Expression | Freedom of expression | ICANN | International Organisations | Internet Governance | UN | United Nations | United Nations Committee for Internet Related Policies
Currently the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) based in California administers the technical and policy aspects of the core...
29 Aug 2012
Access to Information | Arab Spring | Digital Freedoms | Human rights | Internet | internet access | internet access as a human right | internet freedom | United Nations
Arguably, the premier function of any government is to ensure the survival of the state and its citizens through economic, military, or political measures....
5 Apr 2012
Human rights | humanity | international law | United Nations | Ethics | Human rights | International law | Political philosophy | Law
Everyone talks about 'rights', 'human rights' and 'fundamental rights', but do they even exist? Can we ever really know what they are?...
This House believes nations of the world should increase protection of the economic and social rights of migrants.
1 Mar 2012
human trafficking | international law | migrant rights | Migration | national identity | refugees | state sovereignty | unemployment | United Nations | welfare state | Immigration | Minorities | Global | International | Society
Migration has greatly increased in recent years, bringing into question whether current legislation provides sufficient protections for migrants’ well-...
24 Feb 2012
Current Affairs | International Organisations | peacekeeping | United Nations | Global | International
The United Nations, formed out of the horrors of the World War II with the overarching purpose of preventing this kind of total war from ever happening again....
20 Feb 2012
Airpower | Arab Spring | Assad | Invasion | Libya | Politics | R2P | responsibility to protect | Syria | United Nations | Human rights | Global | Middle East | War/peace | International | Law
On November 23rd, 2011, the United Nations Human Rights Committee passed a resolution condemning President Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government for the...
17 Feb 2012
International Atomic Energy Agency | Non Proliferation | Nuclear Weapons | United Nations | Global | International
At the end of the Cold War, believing that the nuclear threat had finally receded, much of the world breathed a collective sigh of relief. Victory in the Cold...
26 Jan 2012
International Cooperation | Perpetual Peace | Politics | security council | United Nations | World Government | Government | Global | International
The model of the nation-state has traditionally provided the basis for international relations. However, there are many problems which are impossible for...
Dear All, We are writing to remind you about the upcoming registration for Chennai Worlds, as well as to provide you with some final registration...
The second day of the debate tournament "Belgrade Open 2013" showed the strong competitive spirit of the debate teams that are fighting for the title...