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Federalism and State Building in Post-Conflict Nepal: Are we doing right?

Nepal, formally a unitarily governed kingdom, is now preparing to become a federalist republic, and the debate around federalism is in the center of an ongoing constituent assembly. At this juncture, it is crucial to determine the shape our Federalism will take.

Federalism ensures the government remains more accountable to its citizens because the central government is more in tune with the daily needs and aspirations of people in even small and isolated places. However, many…


Added by Yogendra P. Paneru on April 26, 2011 at 7:55am — No Comments

Broad Day Democracy in Nigeria: An Observer’s Account

Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei…


Added by Ibrahim Al-bakri Nyei on April 26, 2011 at 5:40am — No Comments

Sharqieh on CNN: What is next for Arab Spring


Sharqieh: 'We are seeing dictators inspiring dictators to resist'

Ibrahim Sharqieh is deputy director of the Brookings Doha Center.…


Added by Ibrahim Sharqieh on April 26, 2011 at 5:04am — 3 Comments

Serbia's EU association is not a Must

"If the Balkans find that too many obstacles are strewn about the road to Brussels, they may well be tempted to set out on the shorter road to Istanbul"

(Misha Glenny, Balkan political analyst)…


Added by Ari Rusila on April 26, 2011 at 3:27am — No Comments


Erle Frayne D. Argonza


The Coño regime is up, and certain coño palace officials are true to their coño colors: lotharios who would play with girls and even pass them on to their pals after using the sex goddesses for some time. A top level official unabashedly exhibits his true colors in the presidential palace, disturbs palace workers at night to prepare delicacies for drinking session, and may we not add some girls in his company or so?


Did I…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 25, 2011 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Remembering George Harrison on the road to Busan

After sharing some development practitioners’ honest remarks on aid, Africa, corruption and colonialism last week, I thought I would also share key points made in a session hosted by Oxfam that I attended at the World Bank/IMF annual meetings’ Civil Society Policy Forum on April 15th. Entitled “The Road to Busan: Ensuring Citizens Drive Their Own…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 25, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

New Event of Sri Lanka


Is the report of the UNSG’s panel of experts a conspiracy and obstacle to    reconciliation?


Group of concerned…


Added by Dasanayaka mudiyanselage Ajith K on April 25, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Can We Truly Change?

Winona LaDuke writes “change will come” (Dolbeare & Cummings, 2010, 582). She is correct. Change is inevitable in our world. Even recently we have seen significant world changes as illustrated by the protests in Egypt and other Middle Eastern countries. What one must wonder, however, is how and why changes take place as well as what changes must occur for humanity to have a secure future. Do humans truly learn from their pasts or are we destined to repeat the mistakes of our ancestors?…


Added by Sarah Hanisko on April 25, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Interfaith Mediation

My two main job professions is working in mediation/conflict resolution and law enforcement. One of my primary tasks working as a Detective in the NYPD is doing interfaith work the many different religious groups in New York City.
Something I have long been working to do in this capacity is bring together the mediation community and the interfaith community together as both sides can work…

Added by Jeff Thompson on April 25, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Most Rev. Dr. Madhu Krishan The Founder & Chairman Of AUGP Greeted Happy Easter /Happy Resurrection Day

Most Rev. Dr. Madhu Krishan The Founder & Chairman Of AUGP Greeted Happy Easter /Happy Resurrection Day

Be Blessed By Reading these Biblical Verses
Ps: 49:15; But God will redeem my soul from…

Added by Dr. Madhu Krishan on April 24, 2011 at 2:32pm — No Comments

UN report over Sri Lanka

I am bit confused with the country (Sri Lanka) situation due to the UN Report on war crimes over Sri Lanka. It is shamed to see some pro government Nationalist protests all over the country. Government is using the issue to getting back war mentality in to the general public.

Even after two years after the War the government still trying to maintain fear among the citizen of the country. For the moment some of LTTE leaders are support the government. But still they try to show some…


Added by Sankha on April 24, 2011 at 1:42pm — No Comments

On death of satya sai baba

My humble tribute to Baba.

God is the name of good work who ever has done for humanity. we can not judge or define what is god ?but it is true if some one do good work then people pray him as a god i don't want to argue wither he was a human being or a god, but see what a person did if he has done good things for all human being- for good he will be recognized as a god. And if god has done a inhuman things then he will be remembered as a devil .

I think we all living life…


Added by shyam tosawad on April 24, 2011 at 10:18am — No Comments

MasterPeace Winning Cartoons ( Part 1)


From more than 120 amazing and genuinely creative cartoons from around the world, this collection contains the cartoons selected by MasterPeace. These cartoons are selected from all the submissions that were sent in for the special…


Added by MasterPeace on April 24, 2011 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Admission Open at MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies

MA in Conflict, Peace and Development Studies

Application for Academic Years 2011-2013

CPDS is a two-year, four-semester collaborative MA program between the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB) in Aas, Eastern University, Batticaloa and University of Ruhuna, Matara in Sri Lanka, and Tribhuvan University in Kathmandu, Nepal. The collaborative academic program involves student and faculty exchange between the partner institutions.

CPDS is pleased to… Continue

Added by Manish Thapa on April 23, 2011 at 10:48pm — 4 Comments

Happy Easter

Happy Easter to you, He is Risen and lives in our Hearts. PRAISE THE LORD FOREVER. May God bless and prosper you more with all his blessing. Regards love and peace,


Former Chairman Hope Development Organization… Continue

Added by Rashad on April 23, 2011 at 10:23pm — No Comments

Thai-Cambodia zone of peace

World Citizens call for a Thai-Cambodian Peace Zone: From Periodic Flair-ups to Permanent Cooperation.


                                                        Rene Wadlow*


         In a 23 April Appeal to the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Rene Wadlow, Senior Vice-President and Representative to the UN, Geneva, Association of World Citizens called for renewed efforts to promote a zone of peace along the Thai-Cambodian frontier where fighting had…


Added by Rene Wadlow on April 23, 2011 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

Corrigendum to CfA: Summer school on the politics of memory in transition, Astana

The previous CfA included a small spelling mistake.


Please send your applications to


Thank you


Call for Applications: International summer school "The Politics of Memory  in Transition: Applying Methods of Conflict Analysis and Approaches of Conflict Resolution to Central Asia"


The Center for Conflict Studies (CCS) at the University of Marburg is  delighted to announce the…


Added by Tome Sandevski on April 23, 2011 at 11:17am — No Comments

Peace Journalism Awards Given in Kampala, Uganda

Awards for top peace journalists were handed out at the Peace Journalism Awards Dinner Thursday, 21 April in Kampala. The event was held at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Jerry Lanier, who spoke to the gathering about the importance of free speech in Uganda. For more on his speech and the event, see:  . For photo album of the PJ Awards dinner, see:…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on April 23, 2011 at 9:24am — No Comments




Erle Frayne D. Argonza


As articulated by this analyst in past articles, inquisitional liberalism reveals the true colors of liberals: fascist sui generis. The dividing line between liberalism and fascism is just a thin one, and in some instances such as the Liberal Democratic Party of Japan they are one and the same (liberals = fascists).


In the…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 22, 2011 at 7:07pm — No Comments

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