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News Roundup – 23 September 2014

September 23, 2014

BBC Hardtalk with Luis Moreno-Ocampo: Prosecutor of the ICC between 2003-2012

Abbas said close to deciding on ICC war probe. 

IS strikes: not America’s fight alone, says Obama. 

Opinio Juris guest post: Pesky questions of international law: What’s the basis for air strikes against Syria?

US invokes defence of Iraq in saying air strikes in Syria are legal. 

See Fuelling ISIS Inc for a really interesting article on the connection between ISIS and oil smuggling. See here and here for guest posts by Erik Zouave on Iraq, Syria and the trade in opposition oil.

The Fight of their Lives – ISIS versus the Kurds

Obama taps star general to build Syrian rebel army to fight ISIS. 

Finding ‘right rebels’ in Syria: tough job. 

Charles Lister podcast on the ongoing conflict in Syria, Jabhat al-Nusra’s evolution and current strategy, and the status of moderate rebel groups.

Senior commanders quit the Central African Republic Seleka rebel group. 

Yemeni PM submits resignation amid reports of rebel advances. 

Report by HRW shows that conflict-era rapes in Nepal have gone unpunished (see here for report).

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