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#Conflict

# conflict - Wednesday 21 September, 2022

Tom Clonan: Putin has made another strategic blunder but this is a dangerous moment
# Analysis
# Analysis

Tom Clonan: Putin has made another strategic blunder but this is a dangerous moment

Sep 21st 2022, 8:34 PM 60,798 Views 32 Comments

The security analyst looks at the Russian president’s latest move and the level of threat he now poses.

# conflict - Tuesday 13 September, 2022

Tom Clonan: Putin’s military miscalculations in Ukraine may prove to be his undoing
# Conflict
# Conflict

Tom Clonan: Putin’s military miscalculations in Ukraine may prove to be his undoing

Sep 13th 2022, 3:26 PM 35,592 Views 34 Comments

The security analyst says the stakes are high now as Ukraine troops push back and all eyes are now on Moscow.

# conflict - Tuesday 16 August, 2022

Tom Clonan: Only Putin knows how far he is willing to go to win his futile war in Ukraine
# Nuclear Threat
# Nuclear Threat

Tom Clonan: Only Putin knows how far he is willing to go to win his futile war in Ukraine

Aug 16th 2022, 7:00 PM 29,947 Views 71 Comments

The security analyst assesses Putin’s use of nuclear power as a weapon of war.

# conflict - Sunday 24 July, 2022

Tom Clonan: Time is running out for Putin in Ukraine and this makes him dangerous
# Five Months On
# Five Months On

Tom Clonan: Time is running out for Putin in Ukraine and this makes him dangerous

Jul 24th 2022, 8:30 AM 48,439 Views 65 Comments

The security analyst says that having seized all of Luhansk, Putin will now turn his attention to Donetsk.

# conflict - Monday 4 July, 2022

'The conflict takes two forms': How worsening droughts are fuelling tensions in Kenya
# Search For Water
# Search For Water

'The conflict takes two forms': How worsening droughts are fuelling tensions in Kenya

Jul 4th 2022, 9:02 PM 7,806 Views 2 Comments

In times of drought, farmers move their animals to look for water and pasture. This can create a rift with crop farmers.

# conflict - Saturday 28 May, 2022

Opinion: Those already starving are feeling the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine
# World Hunger Day
# World Hunger Day

Opinion: Those already starving are feeling the ripple effects of the war in Ukraine

May 28th 2022, 7:00 AM 6,012 Views 1 Comment

Plan International Ireland’s Dualta Roughneen highlights the effects of food shortages on the most vulnerable in Africa.

# conflict - Tuesday 17 May, 2022

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF
# Hunger
# Hunger

Conflict, climate crisis and Covid-19 escalate child malnutrition emergency - UNICEF

May 17th 2022, 6:15 AM 2,976 Views 0 Comments

One in every five deaths around the world in children under age 5 is caused by severe acute malnutrition, according to a new report.

# conflict - Thursday 14 April, 2022

Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe
# Visit To Ukraine
# Visit To Ukraine

Billy Kelleher: I've seen mass graves in Bucha - I never thought such depravity would return to Europe

Updated Apr 14th 2022, 1:20 PM 45,309 Views 74 Comments

The Irish MEP documents a visit he and Senator Timmy Dooley made this week to Kyiv, Bucha and Irpin.

# conflict - Monday 4 April, 2022

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people
# War Crime Probe
# War Crime Probe

Col Colm Doyle: Bucha shows that Putin's aim is the collective punishment of Ukraine's people

Apr 4th 2022, 6:55 PM 21,963 Views 43 Comments

Retired Colonel Colm Doyle, who served with the EU in Bosnia, looks at the recent horrors in Bucha and what can be done to bring perpetrators to justice.

# conflict - Saturday 19 March, 2022

Bobby McDonagh: There's no need for self-righteousness or self-flagellation over our neutrality
# Neutral Ireland
# Neutral Ireland

Bobby McDonagh: There's no need for self-righteousness or self-flagellation over our neutrality

Mar 19th 2022, 7:00 PM 24,680 Views 29 Comments

The former ambassador says events in Ukraine bring to light the need for wider discussion around Ireland’s neutrality.

# conflict - Friday 18 March, 2022

Russian court extends detention of US basketball star
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Russian court extends detention of US basketball star

Updated Mar 18th 2022, 11:00 AM 40,813 Views 6 Comments

Brittney Griner will stay in custody until at least 19 May, it was announced.

Opinion: How to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine
# Mad World
# Mad World

Opinion: How to talk to your children about the war in Ukraine

Updated Mar 18th 2022, 10:28 AM 15,247 Views 23 Comments

Sharon Byrne of Barnardos offers some helpful advice to parents trying to navigate discussing the war with their children.

# conflict - Thursday 17 March, 2022

Ukrainian city of Lviv faces a humanitarian crisis as over 200,000 seek refuge
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Ukrainian city of Lviv faces a humanitarian crisis as over 200,000 seek refuge

Mar 17th 2022, 12:05 AM 15,830 Views 3 Comments
  • The picturesque West Ukrainian city has found itself suddenly at the epicentre of Ukraine’s refugee crisis.
  • Many children arriving in the city have been evacuated from cities that have witnessed heavy Russian bombardments.
  • 500 theatres, educational institutions and sporting centres are now hosting people displaced from across Ukraine.

# conflict - Sunday 13 March, 2022

Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria
# Putin And Assad
# Putin And Assad

Barry Andrews: The EU's response to Ukraine must not repeat the mistakes it made around Syria

Updated Mar 13th 2022, 6:37 PM 28,630 Views 19 Comments

The Irish MEP says Putin had a hand in atrocities in Syria too but the EU’s response there was muted at best.

# conflict - Saturday 12 March, 2022

Debate Room: Charlie Flanagan and Richard Boyd Barrett debate Ireland's neutrality
# Opinion
# Opinion

Debate Room: Charlie Flanagan and Richard Boyd Barrett debate Ireland's neutrality

Mar 12th 2022, 11:00 AM 17,984 Views 17 Comments

As war rages in Ukraine, the question of Ireland’s place in the world as a neutral voice for peace is under the spotlight.

# conflict - Friday 11 March, 2022

Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war
# Cities Under Siege
# Cities Under Siege

Tom Clonan: Russia will now target more innocent civilians to achieve 'victory' in this war

Mar 11th 2022, 5:57 PM 23,244 Views 10 Comments

The security analyst says based on the trajectory of this invasion, it’s now clear that the civilian population in Ukraine is a de facto target.

# conflict - Wednesday 9 March, 2022

'We saw things no family should ever see': Irish aid worker meets refugees at the border
# UKRAINE UNDER ATTACK
# UKRAINE UNDER ATTACK

'We saw things no family should ever see': Irish aid worker meets refugees at the border

Updated Mar 9th 2022, 11:44 AM 24,753 Views 2 Comments

Concern’s Kieran McConville meets the refugees telling their stories of heartbreak and survival.

# conflict - Tuesday 8 March, 2022

'I owe it to my homeland': Ukrainians at the Polish border explain why they're going back home
# Lviv
# Lviv

'I owe it to my homeland': Ukrainians at the Polish border explain why they're going back home

Mar 8th 2022, 6:00 AM 27,726 Views 10 Comments

Thousands of Ukrainians displaced by Russian attacks have been arriving in Lviv and waiting days to board trains and buses travelling to Przemyśl.

# conflict - Monday 7 March, 2022

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'
# War In Ukraine
# War In Ukraine

Timmy Dooley: 'We cannot be shy about how many Ukrainian refugees we can accommodate'

Mar 7th 2022, 6:58 PM 25,529 Views 49 Comments

The Fianna Fáil senator visited Ukraine at the weekend with colleague Billy Kelleher and saw first-hand the suffering there.

# conflict - Saturday 5 March, 2022

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world
# Coping With Conflict
# Coping With Conflict

Opinion: Imagining better days in hopeless times - tips for managing the stress of the world

Mar 5th 2022, 7:00 AM 14,039 Views 4 Comments

Clinical Psychologist Dr Trudy Meehan has some practical ways to help us cling to hope in dark times.

# conflict - Wednesday 2 March, 2022

Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has the Kremlin battling for hearts and minds at home
# Propaganda Machine
# Propaganda Machine

Opinion: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has the Kremlin battling for hearts and minds at home

Mar 2nd 2022, 3:24 PM 26,985 Views 12 Comments

The Kremlin has exerted tight control over news and social media in an effort to control the information Russians receive about Ukraine.

# conflict - Tuesday 1 March, 2022

Opinion: Russia’s invasion is a response to Ukraine’s pro-democratic and pro-western ambitions
# Russia Ukraine
# Russia Ukraine

Opinion: Russia’s invasion is a response to Ukraine’s pro-democratic and pro-western ambitions

Mar 1st 2022, 6:00 PM 16,907 Views 24 Comments

Ukraine today is a country attempting to forge its own political destiny in the shadow of a larger force, write Professor Hana Cervinkova and Dr John Paul Newman.

Tom Clonan: Putin is waging a 1942 war in 2022, causing untold suffering and destruction
# Ukraine
# Ukraine

Tom Clonan: Putin is waging a 1942 war in 2022, causing untold suffering and destruction

Mar 1st 2022, 12:05 AM 35,471 Views 45 Comments

The security expert says the Russian leader has employed similar tactics in Grozny in Chechnya.

# conflict - Sunday 2 January, 2022

Second Africa Cup of Nations row for Watford as club accused of refusing to release Senegal winger
# Conflict
From The42
# Conflict

Second Africa Cup of Nations row for Watford as club accused of refusing to release Senegal winger

Jan 2nd 2022, 7:33 PM 6,808 Views 1 Comment

Nigeria previously suggested Watford were ‘baring fangs’ when the club objected to Emmanuel Dennis being named in their squad.

# conflict - Thursday 25 November, 2021

UN chief calls for 'unconditional and immediate' Ethiopian ceasefire
# Ethiopia
# Ethiopia

UN chief calls for 'unconditional and immediate' Ethiopian ceasefire

Nov 25th 2021, 8:13 AM 8,292 Views 8 Comments

Ethiopia has expelled four Irish diplomats due to Ireland’s stance on the ongoing conflict in the country.

# conflict - Saturday 13 November, 2021

Eritrea condemns 'illicit and immoral' US sanctions over conflict in Ethiopia
# Tigray Conflict
# Tigray Conflict

Eritrea condemns 'illicit and immoral' US sanctions over conflict in Ethiopia

Nov 13th 2021, 11:45 AM 8,981 Views 16 Comments

Eritrea claimed the new sanctions reflected a “misguided and hostile policy” by the US and were based on false allegations.

# conflict - Tuesday 6 July, 2021

Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households
# Poverty
# Poverty

Ireland pledges €1 million to help 'poorest and most vulnerable' Lebanon households

Jul 6th 2021, 6:05 PM 10,906 Views 23 Comments

Lebanon is facing “enormous challenges”, Minister Simon Coveney said.

# conflict - Wednesday 16 June, 2021

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'
# Opinion
# Opinion

A Syrian refugee in Turkey: 'I sometimes regret that I was born'

Updated Jun 16th 2021, 9:09 AM 16,071 Views 8 Comments

GOAL’s Yusuf Nural tells the stories of Syrian Refugees in Turkey ahead of the release of a moving new documentary and photo exhibition.

# conflict - Saturday 15 May, 2021

'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?
# Peace
# Peace

'Solutions are possible, but we are lacking political will': Is there any hope that Israel and Palestine could reach a peace agreement?

May 15th 2021, 9:30 AM 9,833 Views 0 Comments

Violence has escalated between the two sides in recent weeks.

# conflict - Wednesday 12 May, 2021

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?
# Conflict
# Conflict

Explainer: What sparked the latest escalation in Israeli-Palestinian clashes?

Updated May 12th 2021, 8:56 AM 20,886 Views 40 Comments
  • 25 people, including nine children, were killed in an Israeli air strike this morning.
  • The UN rights office is "deeply concerned" about the escalation of violence.
  • International leaders have called for a de-escalation on both sides.

# conflict - Friday 7 May, 2021

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque
# Conflict
# Conflict

Dozens hurt as Palestinians and Israeli police clash at Al-Aqsa Mosque

May 7th 2021, 9:35 PM 10,229 Views 14 Comments

The Palestinian Red Crescent emergency service said 53 people were wounded.

# conflict - Monday 15 March, 2021

Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war
# A Decade Later
# A Decade Later

Syria marks ten years since outbreak of civil war

Mar 15th 2021, 12:19 PM 5,628 Views 7 Comments

A popular uprising turned into a civil war with world powers backing different sides.

# conflict - Sunday 14 March, 2021

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver
# Human Rights
# Human Rights

Opinion: Ten years of conflict in Syria and humanitarian aid is still a challenge to deliver

Mar 14th 2021, 7:30 AM 8,717 Views 14 Comments

Meath man Derek O’Rourke is GOAL’s Middle East Security Advisor. He outlines the challenges faced by NGOs as they navigate Syrian regions devastated by war.

# conflict - Saturday 26 December, 2020

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls
# Conflict
# Conflict

Three UN peacekeepers killed in Central African Republic ahead of national polls

Dec 26th 2020, 7:27 AM 14,930 Views 0 Comments

A spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General said that attacks againt peacekeepers “may constitute a war crime”.

# conflict - Saturday 19 December, 2020

Sudan sends additional troops to Ethiopian border in days after ambush
# Conflict
# Conflict

Sudan sends additional troops to Ethiopian border in days after ambush

Dec 19th 2020, 5:11 PM 13,222 Views 3 Comments

Soldiers were deployed in the eastern Al-Fashaqa border region, the site of sporadic clashes.

# conflict - Sunday 15 November, 2020

Armenian opposition politician arrested over alleged prime minister assassination plot
# Peace Deal
# Peace Deal

Armenian opposition politician arrested over alleged prime minister assassination plot

Nov 15th 2020, 10:54 AM 22,095 Views 6 Comments

The leader of an opposition party in Armenia was arrested yesterday after being summoned to the headquarters of the country’s security forces.

# conflict - Monday 9 November, 2020

Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh
# Azerbaijan
# Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan apologises to Russia after shooting down helicopter as fighting rages over Karabakh

Nov 9th 2020, 9:50 PM 18,728 Views 4 Comments

Fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia has been ongoing for six weeks in the context Nagorno-Karabkh region.

# conflict - Saturday 24 October, 2020

Fighting over disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues despite US mediation
# Conflict
# Conflict

Fighting over disputed region between Armenia and Azerbaijan continues despite US mediation

Oct 24th 2020, 4:15 PM 10,049 Views 1 Comment

Rockets have struck residential areas in Nagorono-Karabakh as Armenia and Azerbaijan continue their conflict over the territory.

# conflict - Saturday 17 October, 2020

Azerbaijan claims Armenian military launched deadly missile strike
# Conflict
# Conflict

Azerbaijan claims Armenian military launched deadly missile strike

Oct 17th 2020, 1:40 PM 15,536 Views 10 Comments

The incident marks an escalation of the countries’ conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

# conflict - Saturday 10 October, 2020

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan claim the other side violated today's ceasefire as tensions simmer
# Nagorno Karabakh
# Nagorno Karabakh

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan claim the other side violated today's ceasefire as tensions simmer

Updated Oct 10th 2020, 2:35 PM 22,239 Views 10 Comments

Mediation talks leading to the ceasefire were facilitated by Russia.

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