Articles on Anthony Dworkin

Europe must recognise that Egypt is not moving to democracy (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 16 August 2013

As Egypt appears to lurch back towards a pre-revolutionary security state, there's an urgent need for the EU to make a firm statement that the country is no longer moving towards a democratic future

Actually, drones worry Europe more than spying (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 18 July 2013

It is not data protection and surveillance that produces the most complications for the transatlantic intelligence relationship, but rather America's use of armed drones to kill terrorist suspects.


Repression and violence after the coup in Egypt (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 09 July 2013

Europe should remember that the elements in Egypt that are now likely to be on top of the political system - the Army, the judiciary, the intelligence services -  represent a completely unreformed inheritance from the “deep state” as it existed under Mubarak.


Assessing the EU’s new human rights strategy (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 27 June 2012

This week the EU revealed its new human rights strategy, an ambitious plan to 'place human rights at the centre of its relations with all third countries'. The key challenge will be to develop realistic objectives and a clear vision how to achieve them without repeating mistakes of the past.


Obama’s Drone Attacks: How the EU Should Respond (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 19 June 2012

Despite President Obama extending its use of drone strikes in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia, the EU has been largely silent on the issue. But European leaders need to press the US to establish credible international standards to govern their use.


Bin Laden’s Death – The End of the Global War on Terror? (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 03 May 2011

The killing of Osama bin Laden will have a significant impact on both al-Qaeda and the fight against Islamic terrorism by the US and its allies. President Obama now has the task - and the opportunity - to rethink how the US is conducting that fight.


Scoring Europe's Southern neighbourhood (Commentary)

Susi Dennison & Anthony Dworkin - 01 April 2011

European countries are playing a central role in the Libyan intervention, and the EU is looking to help the transitions in Tunisia and Egypt. But before Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire, setting off the sequence of protests, how well did Europe perform when dealing with its southern neighbourhood last year?

Don't abandon Tunisia (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 25 February 2011

Tunisia's democrats have made an amazing start, after launching the wave of popular uprisings that are continuing to rock the Arab world. But they worry that the world will forget them as they embark upon the massive project of rebuilding a new Tunisia.

Drone Attacks: Why New Wars Need New Rules (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 14 October 2010

Obama’s increased use of drone attacks has left many people on both sides of the Atlantic unsure how to react. A new approach, based on human rights principles, is needed to assess their permissibility.

The International Criminal Court: A Time for Consolidation (Commentary)

Anthony Dworkin - 28 May 2010

Eight years ago countries across the world backed the launching of a permanent International Criminal Court to bring those who commit mass atrocities to justice. The ICC is up for review, starting on 1 June in Uganda. The biggest question on the table is: should the ICC have jurisdiction over the crime of aggression?