Added by Meeghan Zahorsky on June 6, 2011 at 6:12am — No Comments
Why should we get local actors involved in conflict and complex security issues? Are they capable of dealing with large-scale insecurity, violent conflicts and oppressive regimes? Is the state not responsible for security, and is it not up to state security actors to provide security? And if these states are not willing or able to provide security, are international organisations such as the UN, NATO and the like not the most capable of dealing with insecurity in states? Based on my recent…Continue
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By Andrew Gavin Marshall
As the purported assassination of Osama bin Laden has placed the focus on Pakistan, it is vital to assess the changing role of Pakistan in broad geostrategic terms, and in particular, of the changing American strategy toward Pakistan. The recently reported assassination was a propaganda ploy aimed at targeting Pakistan. To understand this, it is necessary to…Continue
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Poverty....disease... gender inequity.. illiteracy... drug and alcohol abuse... unemployment... resource differentials...race conflict... religion... historical inequalities and legacies of oppression. When one thinks about the potential drivers of conflict in a country like South Africa, these are often the first issues that come to mind. But when I asked Dr. Marion Keim in a recent interview what she would say were…Continue
Life on earth demands that we all follow a path. The adventure begins from the day we are born and lasts until the day we shed our physical form. We do not know the length and nature of journey. This is the mystery and challenge life offers each of us. What we have in common is that each of us must walk our own path despite what we might share with others. Regardless of our culture, social background, profession or religion, we are all pilgrims on a path of our own choosing.
Added by Emmanuel Kuehn on June 5, 2011 at 3:44am — No Comments
Republished article, to drumbeat the need for more intratrade within the region. This is instrumental in creating the economic union by 2015.
ASEAN TRADE LIBERALIZATION, PREPS FOR 2015 UNION
Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago
Will the ASEAN ever achieve economic integration that its member states have long dreamed of? Being an advocate of ASEAN unification, let me once more share thoughts about my humble…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 5, 2011 at 2:26am — No Comments
The "mind" is the greatest gift to mankind that can be utilize to promote peace.
Andrew Canigi, in a book “Law of Attraction”, by Napoleon Hill, explained that whatever the mind can conceived; has a great power under your control, a power which is greater than poverty. The power which is greater than the lack of education, the power which is greater than all your fears and superstition combined. It is the power of mind to take succession and direct it…Continue
The economic situation -- gloomy? Or perhaps actually hopeful?
Economics is fundamentally the science of how we humans (actually, it could possibly be extended to other species, as well) allocate the scarce resources at our disposal to maximize our utility, or what we might call "happiness." We can arguably say that the most basic of those scarce resources is the time we have on this planet.
Love is another basic resource at our disposal that increases happiness, but love…
Added by Mike Abkin on June 4, 2011 at 6:07pm — No Comments
As the momentum of opposition demonstrations targeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad gains in the face of an increasingly violent crackdown by the state, questions are emerging as to the survivability of a regime widely considered to be among the most autocratic in the region. Like others in the Arab world toiling under decades of authoritarianism, Syrians are protesting the absence of democratic freedoms, disregard for human rights and widespread corruption pervading their society. As…Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 4, 2011 at 4:37pm — No Comments
Perhaps historians or cultural anthropologists surveying the course of human events can identify for us a land, in addition to Palestine, where such a large percentage of a recently arrived colonial population prepared to exercise their right to depart, while many more, with actual millennial roots but victims of ethnic cleansing, prepare to exercise their right of Return.
One of the many ironies inherent in the 19th century Zionist colonial enterprise in Palestine is the fact that…Continue
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When I help people resolve their differences or deal with conflict I've consistently noticed that the nature of their interactions is deeply affected by how people feel about themselves. When people feel fulfilled and whole they are far more likely to seek ways to connect with others. If they come from a place of pain they behave in ways that mirror that inner conflict. There is no value judgment to either approach, people simply function based on their inner dialogue and beliefs about…Continue
People to People Peace Camp comes to Turkey
Getting ready to head to People to People International's Peace Camp in Turkey, which begins next week. PTPI is gathering together youth leaders from around the world to tour Turkey, meet its wonderful people and experience its rich culture, and learn about peace and peacemaking. I am a group leader, and will also be teaching sessions on Peace Journalism and Non-Violent Conflict Resolution. Follow our adventures on my blog--…Continue
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Perhaps purposing small steps could get peace steps rolling
I wrote a blog article, “Small is Beautiful Afghan Peace Steps”,…Continue
When Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Diyarbakir, the main city in the country’s ethnic-Kurdish east this week, he offered a bright future: a 30,000-capacity stadium, new hospitals, highways, riverside recreational areas and other projects.
But the numerous groups of young boys who roam the streets here, skirmishing, begging and selling anything from flowers to rosaries suggest that the city and even more the region face big social and economic problems for years…Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 3, 2011 at 6:22pm — No Comments
Vol. 5, Issue 4, May 2011
Editor: Tom Richardson, …