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Bernard Kouchner

Srebrenica Forgiveness!!

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.10.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Every year we commemorate the genocide, we expect that those who betrayed Srebrenica might this time ask for forgiveness from the survivors. Instead, much of Europe appears inclined to forget Srebrenica and punish all Bosnian & Herzegovinians ("BiH") for reminding it of its collective failure to prevent the genocide.

A Memoir Of Babylon, 10 Years Later

Pierre Whalon | Posted 06.02.2013 | Religion
Pierre Whalon

The unintended consequences of Operation Iraqi Freedom will have to be endured by us all for a very long time. Ten years after, it is still as if we are just getting started.

Money, Money, Money at the UN -- Will $40 Billion Rescue Pregnant Mothers and Their Infants?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Wall Street starts a worldwide recession and donors are contributing less money than ever to the ambitious UN plan to slash poverty. But the world body nonetheless believes it can garner a startling $40 billion in new money.

Haiti Promised Nearly $10 Billion for Radical Change

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

At a meeting at the UN, more than 100 delegations pledged a total of $5.3 billion over the next 18 months and another $4.6 billion for the years that follow to aid Haiti.

Iran Sanctions Negotiations Start at UN With No Deadline in Sight (Update)

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

The first talks at the United Nations on US proposals for sanctions against Iran begin Thursday but could take months before any resolution is adopted by the 15-nation Security Council.

Kouchner's Lament: Misunderstanding the Net

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

The internet today -- despite the occasional bouts of disinformation and invented scandal -- is far more of an effective and immediate marketplace of information than the world for which Bernard Kouchner seems to pine.

The Internet: an International Political Challenge

Bernard Kouchner | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard Kouchner

It is critical to give the Internet a legal status that reflects its universality, so that it will be more difficult for repressive governments to use the sovereignty argument against fundamental freedoms.

SOS Darfur!

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

This miracle we pretend to wish for so fervently, this living proof that a non-fundamentalist Islamic society is possible, was within reach, and if we do nothing in Darfur, we will have let it die.

Should the French Socialist Party Die?

Bernard-Henri Lévy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bernard-Henri Lévy

Am I right to say of today's Socialist Party that it is the "large corpse falling backward" that Jean-Paul Sartre has already diagnosed?

Sri Lanka: West Appalled by Bloodbath but Action is Scarce

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

While U.N. officials have regularly expressed concern at events in Sri Lanka, the bloody war is not high on most nations' agenda.

Carla & Carlito: Cartoon Book Skewers French First Couple

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Magda Abu-Fadil

Carla & Carlito: Ou La vie du Chateau, is a loaded 64-page hardback cartoon story that delights in the players' clawing their way to the top.

Pierre Péan Book Accuses French Foreign Minister Of Taking Cash From African Dictators

The Independent | John Lichfield in Paris | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The French Foreign Minister Bernard Kouchner yesterday dismissed claims that he had mingled humanitarian activities with paid work for African dictato...

Bill Clinton At Davos: "This Is Still A Good Time To Be Alive"

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton delivered an upbeat message Thursday amid the mood of economic gloom at the World Economic Forum, telling delegates...

France To Host Dialogue On Afghanistan Amidst Renewed Franco-American Relations

Denise Dennis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Denise Dennis

Throughout the long presidential campaign, on the campaign trail and in the debates, President-elect Obama reiterated his commitment to a multilateral...