July 28, 2005
LAST YEAR'S AL QAEDA:
IRA says armed campaign is over (BBC, 7/28/05)
The IRA has formally ordered an end to its armed campaign and says it will pursue exclusively peaceful means.
In a long-awaited statement, the republican organisation said it would follow a democratic path ending more than 30 years of violence.
Thirty years ago the three intractable situations were South Africa, Northern Ireland and Israel/Palestine. Rapid movement towards resolution of all three began as soon as the USSR fell apart and, despite some missteps, they may all be pretty much resolved by the end of this year. Posted by Orrin Judd at July 28, 2005 1:13 PM