On Monday 7 March 2011, Lawrence Cannon, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Rob Nicholson, Minister of Justice, tabled the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Regimes Act in Parliament aimed at freezing assets that former repressive foreign leaders may hold in Canada. Minister Lawrence Cannon said that “Today I tabled the Freezing Assets of Corrupt Regimes Act in Parliament to give the Government of Canada new and more robust tools in our fight against corruption and the misappropriation of state funds…Continue
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'We want to be the world leader in terms of making a real impact in this absolutely vital area.'
The words of Henry Bellingham MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, speaking for the government during the Westminster Hall debate on 21 June…
In this week’s PSR: India & Sri Lanka; Congo sexual violence; Senegal politics; New Somali PM; Zimbabwe to export diamonds; Brazil slum clean-up; Mexican drug wars; Venezuelan prison riots; Cambodia genocide trials; China/Vietnam tensions; South Korean refugee centers; New Belarus sanctions; Russian opposition party banned; BBC journalist detained; Bahrain opposition leaders; Anti-Israel app; Jail break in Yemen; Afghan troop withdrawals; India/Pakistan peace talks; Nepal’s…Continue
The Global War on Terror has taken its toll on Pakistan. The country has been shaken badly by it. Meanwhile, Pakistan is faced with a serious political economy crisis. Unmistakably, the Army and also the Gillani Government has been paralyzed by recent terrorist incidents. More importantly, the paralysis is because of incapacity and lack of vision. Sadly speaking, the Gillani Government does not even have a counter insurgency strategy of any substance…Continue
I believe that the United States has come to the same realization as all other nations that have tried to occupy and/or tame Afghanistan. That is to say, to assume Afghanistan is a sovereign nation similar to many other nations of the world, is a mistake, and often a costly one. When the history, culture and long paradigm of Afghanistan is examined it comes to light that it is only assumed to be similar to other nations because the Western powers drew a border around a large territory and…Continue
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I am currently running a blog site called Communication Crisis. The blog is running alongside ethnographic research into the ways in which people and organisations in political crisis situations are effected by limitations in communication and the ways and modes in which people bypass these limitations: This might be because various forms of telecommunications are not present/are limited generally and/or it might be because…Continue
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Evidence Project Internship Opportunity - The National Security Archive
The National Security Archive* is seeking an intern to work on its newly founded Evidence Project for the fall 2011 semester in Washington, DC. The internship entails providing support on researching human rights cases and gathering documents to be used as evidence in human rights trials around Latin America and in Spain.
Internship tasks may include:
Added by Emily Willard on June 23, 2011 at 11:22am — No Comments
Ahead of the Kazan meeting between the Armenian and Azerbaijani presidents, although it's by no means clear what will happen (and when) even if the Basic Principles are signed, Conflict Voices is now http://peace.oneworld.am. Please update your…Continue
Do you ever wish the world was equal? That regardless of race, class, caste, religion, age, or even experience, you were valued as much as everyone else?
This is what yoga does. I have some experience in yoga, having taught for a few years and practiced before then. That doesn't mean I am any higher than anyone else.
I remember my first "student-teacher" class, my Yin instructor, Aradhana Kaur, was taken aback with the number of new students who came into what…Continue
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PH AN EMERGING POWER PER UK PRONOUNCEMENT
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Good day to you fellow global citizens!
Just recently, a team from the British diplomatic corps made an unusual pronouncement in Manila: that Philippines is an emerging power. For a world power that once conquered Manila during the world war between the empires of Spain and Britain, the UK remark is truly unusual.
Cordially and tactfully…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 22, 2011 at 6:25pm — No Comments
(Cross-posted from TechChange Blog)
The revolutions sweeping the Middle East and North Africa have captured the collective attention of the world, and with good reason: the images of millions mobilized in Cairo, the thousands protesting under threat of gunfire in Syria and Bahrain, and the…Continue
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Since Paul Collier began to work on the economic correlates of conflict a lot of attention has been focused on extractive industries. A fair amount of attention has been focused on mining and its relationship to violent conflict. Conflict diamonds, conflict focusing on the mining and trade in minerals such as tantalum in the DRC, and the impact of large mining projects such as the Panguna mine in Bougainville. I think there’s a good case to be made that mining done irresponsibly or badly…Continue
Why would anyone voluntarily agree to spend 11 days with a bunch of teenagers?
If you believe the stereotypes about these alleged slackers—lazy, self centered, video heads, drugged out, dispassionate—then this prospect must seem like 11 days in purgatory.
Fortunately, the popular “wisdom” was wrong. The energy, compassion, intelligence, and camaraderie of these teens have given me renewed hope for the future.
I was a volunteer group leader for…Continue
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LOIN EMPOWERMENT: CHURCH CRANKY POLITICAL DISCOURSE
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Religious fundamentalism is among the mega-waves of the moment. Secularism, which was a 19th century wave yet, had reached its full circle around the 3rd quarter of the 20th century.
From 1980 onwards, with the advent of Islam Fundamentalism and Religious Right (Christian Right, Hindu Right), secularism has been taking the backseat…Continue
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This Week in Conflict is now being divided up!
Here is the new schedule:
This Week in the World of Conflict – posted on Mondays
This Week in African Conflict- posted on Tuesdays
This Week in Asian Conflict – posted on Wednesdays (includes Oceania and Australia)
This Week in Conflict in the Americas – posted on Thursdays
This Week in Middle…Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on June 21, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments
The 2011 Elections has come and gone.
Congratulations to Nigerians
Prince Goddy Korieocha peace Ambassador of Noah’s Ark international peace project . The dream of having a free, fair, credible and peaceful elections has come to pass. Local and international observers have agreed that this is the best election in the history of Nigeria . Nigerians must be very grateful to the INEC chairman prof.Attahiru Jega ,the national commissioners of INEC staff…Continue
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