Added by peace on February 2, 2011 at 9:03pm — No Comments
Hello and welcome to my blog about our project to create a global peace monument.If you get a chance to see our website at www.leedspyramid.com it will be better than me trying to explain it here but our main aim is to create a structure that every nation and an entire generation of the worlds children can contribute to.We started it about 2 years ago and considering we had no funding, contacts or experience we are doing pretty well. The issue we are…Continue
Added by Stephen Ward on February 2, 2011 at 6:16pm — No Comments
"Metaphors, Models, Charts, and Choices"
"There has got to be a way to explain this stuff to regular people, I keep telling myself. How can I explain the laws that affect social enterprises to social entrepreneurs and other non-lawyers…Continue
Added by Courtney Ivins on February 2, 2011 at 5:04pm — No Comments
Youth development, as I’ve developed a habit of saying, is security. As we have all watched unrest, riots and protests throughout Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Jordon, and previously in Iran, I continue to believe this truth.
Numerous analysts have noted how young “the Arab world” (we’ll set aside the fuzziness of that term for now) is. Stanford reports that 37% of Tunisia’s population is young (defined as…
Added by Ian Bancroft on February 2, 2011 at 7:13am — No Comments
Armenia and Azerbaijan as seen from Tekali, Georgia © Onnik Krikorian 2011
TEKALI, Georgia -- May 2011 will mark the 17th anniversary of the 1994 ceasefire agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan which effectively put the conflict over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh on hold. Since then, in…Continue
Added by Dr. Madhu Krishan on February 2, 2011 at 3:01am — No Comments
Today, all Arabs are asking the same question: after Tunisia and Egypt, who is next? There are, however, many differences between these two countries as well as between them and the rest of the Arab world. In each country, there are certain characteristics that may make replicating the uprising less likely. Unlike Tunisia and Egypt, Jordan is a kingdom; Syria is a security controlled state, Yemen is a tribal society, and Sudan is ethnically divided.
Despite all these…Continue
January 31, 2011
How should the United States deal with the challenge of religious terrorism and other forms of identity-based conflict that permeate today’s geopolitical landscape? Religion, Terror, and Error: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Challenge of Spiritual Engagement, the latest book from ICRD, argues that it will require rethinking old assumptions, expanding the scope of policymaking, and departing…
Added by Int Ctr for Religion & Diplomacy on February 1, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments
A Bedouin youth casually spreads out a piece of cloth before a police headquarters in Sheikh Zwayyed town in Sinai, the vast desert area to the east of Cairo across the Suez. "I will leave when Mubarak leaves," he says.
He joins hundreds of others. They have broken through into the police station already, and are now camping there to demand a change in government. Most youth are Bedouin, originally a nomadic tribe in the desert, who’ve been fighting for their rights for years. Over…Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on February 1, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Israel is urging Western powers to refrain from criticizing Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak amid large-scale opposition protests.
Tel Aviv is seeking to convince the West that it is in its interest to maintain the stability of the Egyptian regime.
Haaretz quoted senior Israeli officials as saying the Foreign Ministry had sent cables to around a dozen key embassies in the United States, Canada, China, Russia and several European countries, ordering ambassadors to stress to…Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on February 1, 2011 at 12:27pm — No Comments
Jordan's King Abdullah II has fired his government in the wake of street protests and asked an ex-prime minister to form a new Cabinet, ordering him to launch immediate political reforms.
The dismissal follows several large protests across Jordan— inspired by similar demonstrations in Tunisia and Egypt — calling for the resignation…Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on February 1, 2011 at 12:25pm — No Comments
Andrew Kolin's new book "State Power and Democracy: Before and During the Presidency of George W. Bush" actually begins with the war for independence and continues into the Obama years. A 231-page monotone recounting of endless facts, it doesn't pick up with Bush the Lesser until page 137. Kolin chronicles a gradual slide into an imperial presidency that really got going after World War II. Along the way he chronicles the damage done to the forces of resistance, making a compelling case that…Continue
Added by David Swanson on February 1, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments
This brief article published in the February 1, 2011 edition of Career Convergence provides basic advice for college/university career counselors, faculty, and students on pursuing a career in peacebuilding. It also presents a basic model for understanding the peace and conflict field.
We would lke to invite you to the Gaza-Sderot conference. The conference, the first of its kind, will bring together academics, professionals from Gaza, the West Bank and Israel and residents of the region to address issues facing all of us-civil society, community, education, environment, politics, health and more.
See link: www.gazasderot.org
Added by Merav Moshe Grodofsky on February 1, 2011 at 4:10am — No Comments
Added by peace on February 1, 2011 at 1:30am — No Comments
If you ever found yourself asking the question 'Should I do a PhD in international development?' (or, for that matter, peace or conflict studies) then this post may be of interest to you:
Added by Tobias Denskus on January 31, 2011 at 2:10pm — No Comments
One of the oldest excuses for war is that the enemy is irredeemably evil. He worships the wrong god, has the wrong skin and language, commits atrocities, and cannot be reasoned with. The long-standing tradition of making war on foreigners and converting those not killed to the proper religion "for their own good" is similar to the current practice of killing hated foreigners for the stated reason that their governments ignore women's rights. From among the rights of women encompassed by such…Continue
Added by David Swanson on January 31, 2011 at 11:45am — No Comments
My colleague, Joshua Stacher has put together an open letter to President Obama in support of the Egyptian people and is asking for individuals who are willing to sign the letter in support. Here is the original message with the link to the letter.
Added by Landon Hancock on January 31, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments