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…Continue
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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…Continue
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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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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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PH PRESIDENT AQUINO: CROCODILE’S SMOKESCREEN…Continue
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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.…Continue
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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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
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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Vol. 5, Issue 3, April 2011
Editor: Tom Richardson,…
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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…Continue
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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…Continue
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