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If Cairo Came to Kabul

Before Tahrir Square happened almost nobody predicted that President Hosni Mubarak would be forced out of office by a movement that didn't pick up a gun. Had President Barack Obama expected that outcome, he might have publicly backed Mubarak's departure before, rather than after, Mubarak stepped down.

Obama can be seen as overcompensating for that performance in Libya, but there he is placing faith in weapons. Anybody can do that. Egypt still has a long way to go on its path to a just…

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Added by David Swanson on April 18, 2011 at 12:29pm — 1 Comment

Peace Journalism in Uganda: Government Threats, Advice for Peace Journalists

Government threats freeze Ugandan journalists



From website, The Daily Monitor, April 18: "Journalists are encamped at Kasangati Police Post, afraid of moving out to cover the running battles after one military officer told them that “shooting a journalist by mistake is not a crime,” according to our reporter on the scene, Mr Gerald Bareebe."



How should Ugandan journalists cover unrest, violence?



The following… Continue

Added by Steven L. Youngblood on April 18, 2011 at 9:44am — No Comments

Ligawasan Marsh Peatland conservation and Protection-A tool for Peace Development

Assalamu Alaikum. Warmest greetings from the vastness of Ligawasan Marsh!

 

In the name “AllaH’ the Creator and Most Merciful, we have been given the gift of Ligawasan Marsh. Ever since, the…

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Added by Ernesto Gabriel Santa Cruz on April 17, 2011 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Got ‘Em: An Evaluation Story

A wannabe hot-shot technical advisor, I had just enough knowledge to be useful and just enough naïveté to be dangerous.



I was new to the country office and eager to demonstrate my monitoring and evaluation (M&E) prowess.



The task at hand was completing a mid-term review of a “problematic” implementing partner whose work focused on HIV and food security programming. There was no baseline, but go for it.



Oh, and this particular country office needed to put…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 17, 2011 at 9:50pm — 2 Comments

CAN FRENCH AUTHORITY GIVE A LEASON OF DEMOCRACY TO THE AFRICAN STATES ?

IAM VERY GLAD WHENEVER HEAR THAT THERE IS A PEACE CONFERENCES AND SEMINARS AND MANY OTHERS SOMEWHERE.BUT WHAT I HAVE TO COME NOTICED IS THIS,THE SUPPER POWER COUNTIRES TALKS ABOUT PEACE WHEN THEY SEE THAT THEIR INTERESTS ARE THREATENED.THEY DON'T MINE WHAT IS CALLED HUMAN BEINGS'S RESPECT.IN THE DORMAIN OF A REAL DEMOCRACY IN AFRICA,CAN FRENCH AUTHORITY GIVES A LESSON OF DEMOCRACY TO ANY NATIONAL ? LOOK AT WHAT FRENCH DID IN THE REPUBLIC OF CONGO, RCA,GABON,TOGO, CHAD AND JUST NOW IN THE IVORY… Continue

Added by Emmanuel Adu Cole on April 17, 2011 at 10:58am — No Comments

France Banning the Burka: an affront to Liberté, Égalité and Fraternité

By Lucy Emmerson

 

A few days ago, France’s ban on the face-covering Islamic veil came into effect, and all I could think was ‘what they hell were they thinking?’ 

 

Personally, I abhor the veil, believing it dehumanises its wearers, denying not only their femininity, but their very…

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Added by MasterPeace on April 17, 2011 at 7:00am — No Comments

Sport & Peace Summer Research

The Georgetown Sport & Peace Research Team is kicking off our summer field research in May. Under the guidance of Dr. Sarah Hillyer, MA Candidates Amanda Munroe (Conflict Resolution), Sarah Moran (MSFS), and Meeghan Zahorsky (Conflict Resolution) will be traversing the globe to visit sports and peacebuilding programs.

 

Our hope is to increase the research on sports and peacebuilding programs, explore tools that could benefit sports and peacebuilding practitioners, as well…

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Added by Meeghan Zahorsky on April 16, 2011 at 9:30pm — 8 Comments

CHINESE MAFIA UNTOUCHABLES IN AQUINO’S PREX INCUMBENCY?

Erle Frayne D. Argonza

 

Is the Philippines completely free from infestation, manipulation and control by Chinese Triad gangland syndicates during the incumbency of president Noynoy Aquino? Or is PH in fact hopelessly a free zone for the unhampered operations by Triad underworld operators?

 

This country already underwent a traumatic experience of being ruled at the top by local mafia godfather Erap Estrada and his underlings who in turn were co-partners…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 16, 2011 at 8:56pm — No Comments

PH PRESIDENT AQUINO: CROCODILE’S SMOKESCREEN

PH PRESIDENT AQUINO: CROCODILE’S SMOKESCREEN…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on April 15, 2011 at 7:28pm — No Comments

Officer from Kashmir: Peace is oxygen!



Now it would have made sense for me to write about my first month here in Pondicherry, India. I could have started out by describing how I arrived at the…

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Added by Isabel Bramsen on April 15, 2011 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report - 04/15/2011

In this week’s PSR: Thailand troubles; Ivory Coast moves forward; Nigerian ruling party loses; Clashes in Darfur; Brazil corruption; Costa Rica/Nicaragua talks; No FARC in Venezuela?; Kashmir issues; Japan nuclear crisis; Philippines navy; Terrorism in Minsk; France burqa ban; EU coastal patrols; Mubarak detained; NATO in Libya; Yemen clashes; Bangladesh tribunal; Pakistani peace talks in Afghanistan; Sri Lanka HR report.…

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on April 15, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

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With all due respect to the Pittsburgh Campaign for Democracy Now! and the plasmid PCDNa3, I think it's unfortunate that this global PCDN site with almost 20,000 users doesn't rank higher on Google for the search term 'PCDN'- and that matters because I don't feel like typing 'internationalpeaceandconflict' each time I want to get to this fantastic site.

 

So I'm putting out a call for EVERYONE who uses this site to take one minute to use Google, type…

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Added by Inclusive Security on April 15, 2011 at 11:06am — 4 Comments

Pakistan: likely to follow the Arab spring?

What is the likelihood of a mass-level movement in Pakistan, of the kind we have seen in Tunisia, Egypt, Jordan, Bahrain and Libya? I would have said ‘very little’, if in the near past there wasn’t the notable example of the lawyers’ movement for the restoration of judiciary and democracy. Even then, there are many who would reject the possibility of another movement in the near future, because they think that the situation of Pakistan is entirely different from states that have either…

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Added by Joel Gabri on April 15, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments

Women PeaceMakers and Peace Writers Calls for Applications

Now Accepting Applications for Women Peace Makers and Peace Writers

 

2011 Women PeaceMakers Program

 

Women PeaceMaker Application Deadline: June 1, 2011

Peace Writer Application Deadline: June 15, 2011

 

http://peace.sandiego.edu

 

The…

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Added by Jennifer Freeman on April 14, 2011 at 4:44pm — 1 Comment

Are Urban Refugees from Conflicts Better Served when Aid Agencies Work with Women? - New Publication

Leveraging Women’s Community Leadership: A Model for Outreach in Urban

Refugee Populations

Publication Date: April 2011

Author: Roxane Wilber

Abstract: Assisting urban refugees presents a unique set of  challenges. As the proportion of refugees in urban areas continues to grow, it is increasingly important to identify successful models for reaching out across cities. The UN High Commissioner for Refugees' office in Syria has…

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Added by Inclusive Security on April 14, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

April 2011 Newsletter - Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution

ICAR Newsletter: A Publication of the Institute for Conflict

Analysis and Resolution
at George Mason University

Vol. 5, Issue 3, April 2011



Editor: Tom Richardson,…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on April 14, 2011 at 1:52pm — No Comments

PEACETALK QUARTERLY MAGAZINE: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

WE'RE A GROUP OF PEACE ENTHUSIASTS, OR PEOPLE CRAZY ABOUT PEACE, OR BETTER STILL, PEOPLE THAT THINK PEACE DESERVES A CHANCE IN OUR HEARTS, OUR HOMES AND OUR SOCIETY. IF YOU THINK IT'S A WORTHY CAUSE, YOU ARE AT HOME ON THIS PAGE AND WE WARMLY WELCOME YOU.



PEACE TALK MAGAZINE IS A FREE QUARTERLY PUBLICATION AIMED AT PROMOTING PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE IN OUR SOCIETY THROUGH ARTICLES, ESSAYS, POEMS, SHORT STORIES AND OTHER FORMS OF WRITING.



THE MAGAZINE IS PRESENTLY ACCEPTING PIECES… Continue

Added by Kingsley Madueke on April 14, 2011 at 8:23am — No Comments

New Publication on Empowering Women in Peacemaking (Asia Pacific)

The Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue (the HD Centre) is pleased to announce the release of a new publication, Peacemaking in Asia and the Pacific: Women’s Participation, Perspectives and Priorities.

Leaving women on the margins of peace processes amounts to excluding the…

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Added by Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue on April 14, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

Bahareh Hedayat, Iranian Woman Activist: "A Woman of Thirty" in Prison

By Elahe Amani



The 1832 work of French novelist Balzac, “A Woman of Thirty” (Une Femme de Trente Ans), is the story of a spirited woman during the 19th century. In “A Woman of Thirty,” Eugenie is the finest Balzac female character, radiant in generosity of her love. The story clung to my memory after first reading it at the age of seventeen. Eugenie perseveres amidst her own 19th century European society of pain and of limits on her aspirations. One of the lines of the story that has… Continue

Added by Elahe Amani on April 14, 2011 at 12:44am — 1 Comment

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - The Absurdity of Capitalism

By Mobeen chughtai - Look around you today and what do you see?

Confusion? Disorder? Apathy and distrust?

Is this the gist of the world? Is this the promised culmination of thousands of years of human progress? Have we been reduced to this? And perhaps the most important question of all: in this era of corporate prosperity why are we so empty?

In order to understand the world around us today we must accept that we, as human beings, have entered the era of capitalism. But…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 13, 2011 at 10:35pm — No Comments

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