[This is a roundup of news articles and other materials circulating on Occupation, Intervention, and Law and reflects a wide variety of opinions. It does not reflect the views of the O.I.L. Page Editors or of Jadaliyya. You may send your own recommendations for inclusion in each biweekly roundup to OIL@jadaliyya.com by Monday night of every other week.]
Syria Civil War: UN Expects Four Million More Syrians to Flee Next Year," Tom Miles
The Independent reports the UN expects 4.25 million refugees to flee Syria by the end of 2014, prompting many agencies to launch new appeals for aid.
Syrian Chemical Weapons Destruction On Track, US and Russia Agree, Associated Press
Secretary of State John Kerry announces the US and Russia are "very pleased" with Syrian government progress in destroying its chemical weapons.
Kerry Says Talks With Iran Will Not Be Based on Trust, Jennifer Steinhaumer
The New York Times reports on recent remarks of John Kerry suggesting the US would negotiate with Iran only if Tehran provided proof it would no longer make efforts towards acquiring nuclear defense capabilities.
Amnesty Condemns Turkey`s Brutal Crackdown on Summer Protests, Dasha Afanasieva
An Amnesty International report alleges widespread human rights abuses in Turkish government crackdowns on protesting in June.
Netanyahu Dressed Down After Appeal to Iranians, Thomas Erdbrink
The New York Times provides a report on the appeal made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu remarks implying Iranian youth cannot "wear jeans" or "listen to Western music" as well as the backlash to the remark by young Iranians on Twitter.
CIA Ramping Up Covert Training Program for Moderate Syrian Rebels, Greg Miller
The CIA is expanding a secret training program for opposition fighters in Syria, reports The Washington Post.
HRW: Algeria Infringing Upon Trade Union Members` Rights, Benjamin Minegar
Jurist sheds light on a legal battle between lawmakers and trade union representatives in Algeria over a law regarding collective bargaining rights.
Libya Condemns US for Seizing Terror Suspect, Carlotta Gall, David D. Kirkpatrick
The Libyan interim government has condemned the United States for kidnapping Abu Anas al-Libi, objecting to American assertions that it had a role in the seizure.
Judge Orders Release of Sick Guantanamo Captive, Miami Herald Wire and Staff Report
Federal Judge Royce Lamberth has ordered the release of Ibrahim Idris, a Sudanese prisoner at Guantanamo diagnosed with schizophrenia.
The Media`s Double Standard on Child Victims of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Annie Robbins
Robbins questions the media practice of reporting more heavily on child deaths of Israelis at the hands of Palestinians than Palestinian deaths at the hands of Israelis.
Defining Terrorism: The 1972 General Assembly Debates on "International Terrorism" and Their Coverage by the New York Times, Remi Brulin
Brulin discusses the New York Times coverage of debates in the UN in 1972 over defining terrorism, particularly the media role in diseminanting understanding of the word the UN decided upon to the public.
The Crisis of Syrian Refugees in Lebanon, Omar S. Dahl
Dahl presents research on the Syrian refugee crisis, arguing that humanitarian assistance alone may not be enough to fund and administrate an effective solution.
A Young Politician`s Death in Yemen, Natalia Antelava
Antelava on the death of Ibrahim Mothana, a popular young Yemeni politician known in the West for his criticism of US drone strike practices in Yemen.
More White Evangelicals Than American Jews Say God Gave Israel to the Jewish People, Michael Lipka
Pew Research presents polls suggesting Jewish support for Israel is equaled and often exceeded by that of White Protestants.
Drafting the Blueprint for Palestinian Refugees Right of Return, Gideon Levy, Alex Levac
Levy and Levac provide an overview of a Zochrot organization conference discussing proposals to return Palestinian refugees to their pre-1948 homes and land.
Israeli Democracy Index: Israelis Believe Jews Should Be Privileged, Non Jews Should Not Decide Major Issues, Richard Silverstein
Silverstein summarizes the results of the latest Democracy Index of the Israeli Democracy Institute.
Has Abe Foxman Lost Confidence in American Jews?, Ali Abunimah
Abunimah criticizes the response of Anti-Defamation League national director Abraham Foxman to Pew Research polls of American Jews.
The Raids in Somalia and Libya - Theories of Self Defense?, Deborah Pearlstein
Pearlstein compares issues of kidnapping and indictment in international law raised by the US raid on Al Shabaab and seizure of Abu Anas Al Libi, arguing the former may be easier to justify under international law.
Selective Disclosure About Targeted Killing, Jameel Jaffer
Jaffer, Deputy Legal Director at the American Civil Liberties Union, discusses legal efforts of his organization to elicit more transparency on targeted killings with drone strikes from the Obama Administration.
The Deaths of Afghans, The Nation/Pitch Interactive
The Nation and Pitch Interactive team up to present an interactive visual detailing civilian fatalities in Afghanistan from 2001-2012.
The Hunger Strikes in Detail: Timeline Walkthrough, Michael Keller, Jason Leopold
Keller and Leopold present an interactive data visualization of hunger strike protests at Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
Trials for International Crimes in Asia Conference; 17-18 October 2013; National University of Singapore; Register here.
Lyrics Revolt, Allison L. McManus
O.I.L. Monthly Edition on Jadaliyya (September 2013), O.I.L. Editors
أرق: عَليكَ أَن تَجِد الجْسد فِي فِكرةٍ أُخرَى, Abdullah AlBayyar
The Pursuit of Heroes in Palestinian Cinema: An Interview with Annemarie Jacir, Alia Yunis
Who is ‘Ain al-Hilweh?, Marwan Ghandour