Ian Birrell

Human Rights
1 In Defense of the UN’s Response in Haiti

Haitian boy with choleraUnicef The UN continues to refuse to take responsibility for the cholera outbreak in Haiti. It will not provide compensation to the victims, as some are calling for, claiming immunity against such claims. Many are outraged at the UN’s stance but, beyond the recriminations, there is a…

World Politics
0 Rwanda Twitter fight: Journalist vs President

Conservative British journalist Ian Birrell, formerly Prime Minister David Cameron’s speechwriter, recently got into a Twtter argument with Rwandan President Paul Kagame. If you are familiar with reading Twitter (and reading Tweets is something of an acquired skill), you can see the entire exchange at Tom Murphy’s A View from…