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iraq mess

Started this discussion. Last reply by Keith Johnson May 1, 2015. 4 Replies

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: The Islamic militants' advance into Iraq.Date: June 17th 2014.Is it “you reap what you sow”? The US electorate that voted twice for President George W. Bush should ask…Continue

africa going up

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Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: Keeping Africa going up.Date June 3rd 2014. Black Africa long went deeply down. Now it is rushing headlong up. But “up” brings problems of its own. A country’s policy…Continue

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pakistan down the hole

Started Jul 30, 2013 0 Replies

Ex: Jonathan Power.Subject: Pakistan is fighting for its very existence.Date: July 30th 2013.There is an “in” political word- “blowback”. Pakistan certainly has it. We can also call it “the chickens…Continue

threats are exaggerated

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Ex: Jonathan PowerSubject: America over the top on threats.Date: July 23rd 2013.Even taking into account the terrorist bomb attack on the Boston marathon an American has had less chance this year of…Continue


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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
syndicated free lance journalist appearing in many papers including the international herald tribune, boston globe, the statesman of india. south china morning post, arab news of saudi arabia, jordan times, oman news, khaleej times of dubai, the nation of kenya, the citizen of tanzania, daily times of pakistan etc. ALL MY COLUMNS FOR the last 10 years can be read read on

i am also a contributing editor of Prospect magazine, London (see links below)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
the world
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What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
What is your personal or organizational website?
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Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Democratization, Development, Peacebuilding
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Research, Training
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if you want to read any of my columns over the last 11 years go to the website of the transnational foundation for peace and future research based in Lund, Sweden-
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• conundrums of humanity. the quest for global justice - brill, 2007
• like water on stone. the story of amnesty international, penguin, 2001

Jonathan power's Blog

prime minister cameron of the uk! get a life!

Posted on August 21, 2012 at 4:30am 0 Comments

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Subject: Get a life! Terrorists are no big threat.

Date: August 21st 2012.

Prime Minister David Cameron has ordered the continuation during the Paralympics that begin next week of the deployment of anti-aircraft guns surrounding the Olympic Park. In a move that caused much outrage in Britain Cameron argued that the country must always be vigilant in case of a terrorist attack. Yet there was not one bit of evidence that international terrorists and certainly…


Arrest war criminal Assad!

Posted on August 14, 2012 at 11:02am 0 Comments

Ex: Jonathan Power

Subject: Hunting down the war criminals.

Date: August 14th 2012.

There can be no question that if President Bashar al-Assad of Syria falls the International Criminal Court will want to put him on trial for war crimes. The long arm of international law will reach him wherever he flees to. The ICC has an unblemished record in bringing to The Hague, the Court’s headquarters, the people they want. As the great heavyweight boxer, Joe Louis, once said, “You can…


US Soft Power overwhelming us?

Posted on July 10, 2012 at 3:43am 0 Comments

Ex: Jonathan Power

Subject: We should question US “Soft Power”.

Date: July 10th 2012.

Is the world being captured by what Harvard academic, Joseph Nye, has termed American “Soft Power”? This debate about American influence on the world at large is not a new thing. Charles Dickens, the great British nineteenth century novelist, on a visit to the US had no compunction in thinking America’s culture had little to offer the world. He said it was “a clamorous gang of fakes, fools…


if it bleeds it leads

Posted on March 14, 2012 at 11:18am 2 Comments

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Ex: Jonathan Power.

Subject: If it bleeds it leads!

Date: 12th March 2012.



If it bleeds it leads! The mantra of many a newsroom. In their new book, “Pax Ethnica” two great journalists, Karl Meyer and Shareen Brysac, argue that day in and day out ethnic conflict and tension along religious and cultural lines makes for reliable, if…


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