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Biden: Support a “Rules-Based Order” and Let the Chagossians Return!


For years US foreign policy goals have been to support a “rules-based order” in the Indo-Pacific. Facts, such as the unlawful occupation of Diego Garcia and the forced removal of its Chagossian people, demonstrate these claims are hypocritical and US actions are, by definition, rule-breaking, as Peter Harris explains in this excellent article in "The Diplomat." The new Biden administration has a chance to steer US actions away from hypocrisy and show the world the US is ready to uphold international law and justice by supporting a Chagossian returning to their homeland. Peter Harris calls on the Biden administration to "announce its support for the swift decolonization of the Chagos Archipelago," recognizing Mauritius's sovereignty over the islands. https://thediplomat.com/2021/01/want-a-rules-based-order-for-the-indo-pacific-start-with-diego-garcia/

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