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Foreign intervention or local peacebuilding in Nigeria by Fr. Atta Barkindo

Fr. Atta Barkindo looks at how the American intervention in Nigeria is being perceived inside the country, and suggests more support is needed for local groups to counter extreme ideologies before they turn to violence.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is …

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Added by Insight on Conflict on July 28, 2014 at 11:14am — No Comments

Gaza: Time to take sides

The news out of Gaza has been horrendous, overwhelming, tragic, heart-breaking. Death upon death. Destruction after destruction. Loss of life; losses for families, communities, the human race. It is easy to feel rage and horror, depression and defeat. Will the violence ever end?

Although the outlook for peace and reconciliation may seem at a discouraging low, there are also some hope-inspiring stories that should not be ignored and buried in these deadly times:

  • In Gaza,…
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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 28, 2014 at 9:59am — No Comments

WHY US FOREIGN POLICY IS A DOOM?

Anyone abreast of the US foreign policy can see almost unfailingly that American foreign policies stumble from failures to failures in recent years. Russia has gained new clouts on the world stage, while Iran has stepped up its influence in the Middle East, cementing its credibility as a regional power. Syria’s President Bashar Al-Assad has played the US and its allies slowly and well and succeeded in diminishing the morale of the rebel groups who are now fighting against each other, and now…

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Added by ABM Mosleh Uddin on July 27, 2014 at 3:36pm — No Comments

Reconstruction or Haiti’s Latest Disaster? Tourism Development on Île-à-Vache Island

 

The following is adapted from a presentation by Jessica Hsu of Other Worlds and Jean Claudy Aristil of Radio VKM Les Cayes at the Executive Symposium for Innovators in Coastal Tourism conference in St. Georges, Grenada held from July 8 - July 11, 2014.

 

A large-scale tourism project planned for the Haitian island of Île-à-Vache targets “the well-heeled tourist from traditional markets…creating a place of…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on July 26, 2014 at 2:12pm — 1 Comment

Indian Migrants in Qatar and Narendra Modi

Note: This article was originally published in International Policy Digest on 20 May, 2014 [link].

While…

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Added by Vinayak Rajesekhar on July 26, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

Is the Iran Nuclear Deal Doomed?

Note: This article was originally published in International Policy Digest on 27 May, 2014 [link].

On Nov.…

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Added by Vinayak Rajesekhar on July 26, 2014 at 1:04pm — No Comments

The Rise and Fall of Political Islam in Egypt

Note: This article was originally posted in International Policy Digest on 30 May, 2014 […

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Added by Vinayak Rajesekhar on July 26, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

After 3 Years, Where is Syria Headed?

Note: This article was originally posted in International Policy Digest on 15 July, 2014 [link].…

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Added by Vinayak Rajesekhar on July 26, 2014 at 12:45pm — No Comments

Does Israel fear a Unity Government in Palestine?

Note: This article was originally published with the Initiative for Policy Research and Analysis on 19 July, 2014…

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Added by Vinayak Rajesekhar on July 26, 2014 at 12:35pm — No Comments

GYAC-Liberia to Launch Electoral Integrity Project on International Youth Day…

The Liberian Chapter of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network an international anti-corruption and integrity institution established by the World Bank Institute in 2009 is expected to launch the Liberian Youth Electoral Integrity Project on August 12, 2014 in commemoration of the 2014 International Youth Day.

According to GYAC-Liberia National Coordinator, James Koryor the Project focuses on civic engagement, elections integrity awareness around themes dedicated to the objectives…

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Added by James Koryor on July 26, 2014 at 8:09am — No Comments

Gaza: Jewish activists in the USA

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Added by Anne Farrell on July 25, 2014 at 12:48pm — No Comments

Vacancy at International Alert - Senior Programme Officer: Eurasia Programme

Senior Programme Officer: Eurasia Programme

Salary: £37,526 per annum, plus excellent benefits

Location: London

We are looking for a Russian-speaking Senior Programme Officer to join our dynamic Eurasia team working on the South Caucasus, more specifically, to manage our strand of work on the Georgian-Abkhaz-South Ossetian conflict contexts. Working with the Caucasus Manager and Eurasia Senior Advisor, you will be responsible for…

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Added by Rebecca Shepherd on July 25, 2014 at 11:35am — No Comments

Peace & Security Report 7/25/2014 + Summer Symposiums cont'd

It has certainly been a heartbreaking couple weeks in international peace and security news. This week's PSR briefs on the 21 most important global news stories from the week, but also gives us hope by reporting on the incredible abilities of IPSI's family of trainees at this summer's Symposiums. Please take a moment now to read through the Report.…

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on July 25, 2014 at 10:15am — No Comments

Civil society creates dialogue between Turkey and Armenia by Mariah Pittman

Turkey and Armenia have a long history of difficult relations. Mariah Pittman writes on how Turkish and Armenian civil society groups have come together to work towards the normalisation of relations between the two countries.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is …

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Added by Insight on Conflict on July 25, 2014 at 8:37am — 1 Comment

What Are Your Peace & Development Organizations Doing About Ukraine and Gaza?

Dear Colleagues:

All of us who are members of PCDN are by nature working for peace and cooperative development (PCD) one way or the other. That should go without saying. My question is: What are you as an individual and the PCD organizations or institutions with which you are affiliated doing specifically about (1) the current armed conflict in Ukraine and (2) the armed conflict between Gaza and Israel?

Looking forward to your sharing of information.Thank you very…

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Added by Rey Ty on July 24, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Listen Israel … something very big is crying inside the human being

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Added by Anne Farrell on July 24, 2014 at 9:42am — No Comments

A GUIDE TO TWEETING FOR PEACE and SOCIAL CHANGE

A GUIDE TO TWEETING FOR PEACE and SOCIAL CHANGE

 

Since its founding in 2006, Twitter has rapidly grown to be one of the most powerful online platforms for connecting hundreds of millions of individuals and organizations around the world.   While the estimates vary, Twitter estimates they have over 100 million active monthly users of the platform and almost 500 million registered…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on July 24, 2014 at 8:45am — 13 Comments

Guide to Blogging for Peace and Social Change

This resource guide to Blogging for Social Change is designed to provide an introduction to what is a blog, to outline why PCDN individual and organizational members might want to actively undertake blogging, highlight some key success, as well highlight ethical issues and challenges that can arise that any blogger should consider.  As with all of PCDN's …

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Added by Craig Zelizer on July 23, 2014 at 4:40pm — 3 Comments

The Sacrifice Trap

(dissemination is authorized) : Pressenza London Posted date: 23 July 2014 In: Middle East,…

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Added by Anne Farrell on July 23, 2014 at 10:59am — No Comments

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