Added by Jeff Thompson on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am —
I thought the following article could be of interest to some (From the Jerusalem Post):
By ALON BEN-MEIR
The study of conflict resolution is… Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on June 13, 2011 at 8:30am —
I write about yoga, because I truly believe in its power to transform situations. In order for this to happen though, a thorough situation assessment should be conducted, just like we might in the field. The practices of yoga can also inform how a situation assessment should be conducted.
In peace work, we often do situation assessments. We go out into the field, observe the area, conduct focus groups and interviews, and write a 100 page report. Our situation assessment includes the… Continue
Added by sowmya ayyar on June 13, 2011 at 7:27am —
Les Guerres à répétions qui frappent notre planète ne cessent de laisser notre population dans une situation de traumatismes, de désespoir de vivre , de Haines ,de vengeances, de la pauvreté des déplacements de populations vers les pays voisins entrainant une surpopulation . N'ayant pas trouvé des solutions pacifiques appropriées pour y faire face et prévenir à temps, les conflits se répercutent d'une génération à une autres.
Sachant que le… Continue
Added by lubangujacques.armmk on June 13, 2011 at 7:15am —
Added by Jeff Thompson on June 13, 2011 at 6:30am —
With protests, government crackdowns and the current crisis for the Syrian regime of Bashar al-Assad deepening by the day, a confident mood is in the air that the once unthinkable may soon be a reality - the end of the Syrian Baathist dictatorship. Nowhere in Syria will this dawn be heralded more than in Syrian Kurdistan.
The ever-changing Middle Eastern political landscape and the current wave of revolutionary doctrine prompting a bold new democratic era may be predominantly… Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 12, 2011 at 4:13pm —
Taken from my blog, the Harmattan Within Raged
Yesterday afternoon, on a walk across Layfayette Park facing the White House, I found myself in the middle of a “volatile” protest - as informed by a Washington, DC Police Officer. Looking up, I realized that while fiddling with my phone, I had walked right down the middle of two huge…
Added by Vanessa Kulick on June 12, 2011 at 12:11pm —
Stepanakert, Nagorno Karabakh © Onnik Krikorian 1994
Expectations of ending the long-running conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the disputed territory of Nagorno Karabakh are… Continue
Added by Onnik Krikorian on June 12, 2011 at 10:00am —
CAPPADOCIA, TURKEY—I watched the students closely as they walked up the stairs and into the living room of a typical Turkish family. If I had to choose one word to describe their demeanors (and mine), I would say we were all apprehensive.
Two hours later, our demeanor would be more than slightly different.
The four students and I were at a Turkish home as part of People to People Peace Camp, which is bringing 28 young people from 23 countries together to… Continue
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on June 12, 2011 at 9:46am —
caught in a no-mans land
between a war
unsure if its
ours or theirs?
we are losing
with no abating in sight
afraid to even ask
when it will end?
for what if the answer is
dignity lost to brutality
eyes run dry,
who to turn to?
for God seems
to have… Continue
Added by tahir wadood malik on June 12, 2011 at 5:22am —
International Cultural Exchange and Exhibitions will be held in Accra Ghana this year, to improve the world wide effort at using culture to bring about peace through collaborations, and create networks by reconnecting cultures globally, so that our positive strength are released in a focused manner to elevate all people living on the earth.
Added by William Segbedzi on June 12, 2011 at 4:16am —
LONDON -- Before long public pressure might just lead Britain to drop out of participation in US wars, a move that would seriously damage future pretenses of acting as an international coalition.
I've spent the past few days here in London talking with leaders of the Stop the War Coalition, sitting in on a weekly planning meeting, and attending a day-long conference on building opposition to the Afghanistan and Libya wars. This movement is strong, smart, well-organized, and eager to… Continue
Added by David Swanson on June 12, 2011 at 3:56am —
The Legacy of Julius Nyerere
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 12, 2011 at 1:38am —
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 12, 2011 at 12:04am —
The dual track policy is obviously counter-productive and therefore, should be changed.!
The Obama administration's dual track policy toward Somalia has had disturbing consequences on the efforts of building peace and a functioning… Continue
Added by Ahmed mahdi on June 11, 2011 at 11:30pm —
Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on June 11, 2011 at 11:29pm —
The recent arrest of Ratko Mladic and his transfer to The Hague have brought the international mechanism to dispense justice into sharp focus once again. Mladic’s arrest has been hailed by the international community and declared a milestone in the path to ensure international criminal justice as after Mladic, only one major Serbian war criminal remains at large. But it is worth noting that selective international prosecutions cast the legitimacy of the system into doubt as justice must not… Continue
Added by Patrick Mac Manus on June 11, 2011 at 3:32pm —
A lull before the storm: Kabila in power
Kabila’s assumption of power marked the end of the civil war, but only a pause in conflict escalation between surrounding African states and Congolese leadership. The open sore in the east continued to fester and would again become host to a destructive escalatory cycle. Neither Kabila nor his allies had strong political bases that only grew smaller under his corrupt and inefficient rule. The new…
Added by Vanessa Kulick on June 11, 2011 at 11:12am —
Recently, in the contested town of Abyei, Sudan, a battalion of 850 U.N. peacekeepers from Zambia hid in their barracks as Sudanese forces looted and burned homes, prompting sharp criticism from local officials and U.N. Security Council diplomats who described their conduct as disgraceful.
One wonders as to what mandate should the UN peacekeeping have in order to save lives in the cause of keeping the peace. I am appalled with people being killed, their properties looted, women raped… Continue
Added by Francis Okeny Silvio on June 11, 2011 at 6:17am —
A nautical highway was designed and implemented with appreciable results in the Philippines. Today, the different islands are more interconnected. This article on ASEAN’s adoption of the PH project is hereby republished.
ASEAN ADOPTS RP’S NAUTICAL HIGHWAY
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Good day to you all! Magandang araw sa inyong lahat!
Let me return to the ASEAN, after delivering my kudos to Latin Americans… Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 11, 2011 at 2:42am —