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01 Jun 2008 description

The latest in a string of strikes against embassies and consulates across the world was the explosion of a car bomb outside the Danish Embassy in Islamabad on 1 June 2008. In the period since the 9/11 attacks, especially since America's invasion of Afghanistan, there has been a spurt in the number of such assaults, including against UN offices.

Why are they being attacked? Is there an underlying trend ? Will they decline, or are they likely to continue? Is there a way out?

29 May 2008 description

Over a hundred nations gathered in Dublin on 19 May for final negotiations on an international treaty to ban the use, production, stockpiling, and transfer of cluster munitions. The treaty will also provide for the destruction of stockpiles and the rehabilitation of survivors and their families.