Part II: Hugo Siblesz: Values vs. Interests: is there a difference?

This is part two of a five-part event summary of the main points and statements  of high-ranking Dutch political directors at The Hague Institute for Global Justice’s, entitled “An Inside View: The Effectiveness of Dutch Foreign Policy”. The question under discussion was ‘in which way could Dutch foreign policy be made more effective’? Structurally how, based…

Part I: Herman Schaper: The loss of domestic consensus on foreign policy and its consequences

This is part one of a five-part event summary of the main points and statements  of high-ranking Dutch political directors at The Hague Institute for Global Justice’s, entitled “An Inside View: The Effectiveness of Dutch Foreign Policy”. The question under discussion was ‘in which way could Dutch foreign policy be made more effective’? Structurally how, based…

International Crisis Group – Syria Statement

The International Crisis Group (ICG) made a very well-balanced statement in light of the US’ and France’s call of an international military intervention. Their point is that any solution should be political. Diplomatic efforts and all parties making concessions should lead to a manageable political consensus. According to the ICG, The only exit is political.…