Is UNRWA (UN Palestinian refugees agency) violating international law?

Introduction During the current Gaza conflict, several incidents gave rise to a serious suspicion that UNRWA is repeatedly violating international law by aiding Hamas in its armed conflict against Israel. Below I will describe what can be done about the aforementioned¬†suspicion and what are the UN’s legal and moral obligations in handling the¬†case. Legal Personality…

Putin and Obama Round Two

In my last blog post about the Obama administration’s foreign policy, titled¬†Obama’s Red Wedding, I reviewed the administration’s policy in the Middle East and its power play with Putin’s Russia on the background of the Syria chemical weapons fiasco. In the aforementioned post I wrote the following lines, which in light of recent events in…