Should Burma participate in UN peacekeeping?

Griffith Asia Institute
Published
A few months ago, several activist organisations expressed outrage at reports that the UN had invited Burma (Myanmar) to participate in peacekeeping operations (PKOs). The furore has since died down, but Naypyidaw’s critics are reasserting themselves in a number of ways and the question will doubtless arise again. With that in mind, it is helpful […]

Sri Lanka stance needs urgent rethink

Griffith Asia Institute
Published
Adjunct member of the Griffith Asia Institute, Gordon Weiss, last week published an opinion piece for the Newcastle Herald commenting on Australia’s opposition to the United Nation’s Sri Lanka war crimes investigation. Gordon Weiss is author of The Cage: The Fight for Sri Lanka and the Last Days of the Tamil Tigers, and was UN spokesman in Sri Lanka during […]