All Blog Posts Tagged 'Burma' (21)

September 15: International Democracy Day

Achieving and maintaining democracy—“government of the people, by the people, for the people”[i]–is an ongoing challenge.

Perhaps President Lincoln had no alternative to preserving the Union than to wage war, but the wounds of that deadly conflict can still be felt today.

Where are the models for better ways of resolving disputes, righting wrongs, and pursuing democratic institutions?

Our nomination, in honor of this year’s United Nations…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on September 14, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... March 7th-14th, 2012.

  • The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace released a new report discussing the threat of the terrorist group Lashkare-Taiba (LeT) in South Asia. The report suggests that the group is the second most dangerous terrorist group in the region, after al-Qaeda.
  • The United States named…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 14, 2012 at 7:56pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict… February 29th- March 7th, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 10, 2012 at 3:09pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... February 22nd-29th, 2012.

  • US Secretary of State Clinton announced she had a “constructive discussion” of common concerns with her counterpart in Pakistan on Thursday; new details about American drone strikes were revealed by Reuters; Pakistani jets…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 29, 2012 at 8:54pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... February 15th-22nd, 2012.

  • President Karzai of Afghanistan confronted the Pakistani leadership on Thursday during a visit to Islamabad, accusing Pakistani officials of harbouring the Taliban; he also was quoted as saying there were secret contacts between the US, Afghan governments and the Taliban, and that the…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 22, 2012 at 8:01pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... February 8th-15th, 2012.

  • A criminal court on the island nation of the Maldives issued an arrest warrant for the first democratically-elected President, Mohammed Nasheed, who awaited arrest in his home on Thursday, following last week’s alleged coup attempt. The ousted President…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 15, 2012 at 9:16pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... February 1st-8th, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 9, 2012 at 12:56am — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... January 24th- February 1st, 2012.

  • Human Rights Watch released a report accusing Myanmar/Burma and its army of continuing a “systematic repression” of citizens, including the use of anti-personnel landmines, child soldiers, forced labour, extrajudicial killings, sexual violence and the use of human shields, despite the government’s promise of reform and ceasefire agreements with some ethnic armed…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 1, 2012 at 10:54pm — No Comments

Op-Ed: Myanmar's Path to Democracy

In the Straits Times (Singapore) this week I co-authored an op-ed with Bridget Welsh on the release of political prisoners in Myanmar, http://www.scribd.com/doc/78503117/Myanmar-s-Road-to-Democracy

Added by Alistair David Blair Cook on January 20, 2012 at 1:29am — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... December 14th-21st, 2011.

  • Relatives of inmates on a hunger strike in Kyrgyzstanpicketed a pretrial detention centre on Wednesday to demand their relatives’ demands be met. The protesters are calling upon reviews for the inmates’ cases, who they claim have been sentenced for crimes they didn’t commit. On Tuesday, the Kyrgyz Parliament…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 21, 2011 at 10:16pm — No Comments

This Week in Asian Conflict... December 8th-14th, 2011.

  • A US citizen was jailed by authorities in Thailand for translating excerpts of a locally banned biography of the King and posting them online. On Friday, the former PM was being questioned by police in connection with a deadly military crackdown on the “Red Shirt” mass opposition protests that…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 14, 2011 at 8:06pm — No Comments

This week in conflict... October 16th-22nd, 2010.

World

  • Are women in war-torn countries faring any better today than they did a decade ago? The UNFPA's 2010 State of World Population report, released on Wednesday attempted to answer this question inconclusively. The report suggests taking a broader look at the relationships between women and conflict, paying special attention to the…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on October 22, 2010 at 6:25pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… September 11- 17th, 2010

World

  • The UN will be having its Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Summit in New York city from the 20th to the 22nd of September. They are looking to accelerate the progress towards the MDGs by 2015, review successes, best practices and lessons learned, obstacles and gaps, challenges and opportunities to lead to more “concrete strategies of action”.
  • A new…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on September 17, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

Listening to People on the Receiving End of Aid

I am thrilled to cross-post a briefing from an important series on the work and findings of the Listening Project, which began today at the Harvard Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations’ Humanitarian & Development NGOs Domain blog.



Below is a briefing of the initial… Continue

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 1, 2010 at 9:44pm — 3 Comments

For whom do you write?

Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the qualities of deeds. ~Elie Wiesel



In starting up how-matters.org, I’ve entered into a new relationship. As in all new…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 31, 2010 at 7:36pm — No Comments

This week in conflict… August 14th-20th, 2010

World

  • The New Economics Foundation found that the earth is using up resources faster than ever. The study monitors nature’s capital and concluded that this year the earth was using up its own natural

    resources to support itself a full month earlier than in the previous

    year.
  • August 19th was World Humanitarian Day. The…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 20, 2010 at 10:26am — No Comments

This week in conflict...

This week in conflict...

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Africa

  • Rwanda's election process saw…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on August 13, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Part I: Summary of Human Rights Watch- World Report 2010

Human Rights Watch recently released their latest Human Rights Watch Report for 2010.



As I read through the list of countries profiled in the report, I found myself disappointed that Canada, the UK, Australia or any Western European countries had not made…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 30, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

What Will You Offer 'In The Name Of Freedom' For 1 Day Of Sharing ? Join Us Please May 24, 2009-8am!

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Added by Mrs. Tatiana A Kostanian on November 20, 2008 at 3:19pm — No Comments

ASEAN PEACE, COOPERATION AFTER BURMA CYCLONE: FAST-TRACK MEKONG PROJECT

Erle Frayne Argonza y Delago



The latest Burma cyclone that caused much havoc, with death tolls now past the 100,000 mark, could very well be an occasion for building peace, cooperation and accelerated development in the continental Southeast Asia (Con-SE). That is, if the leaders of the region have the foresight and political will to pursue grand projects aimed at economic and political integration in the near future.



The Burma calamity is also an opportunity for the… Continue

Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on June 8, 2008 at 10:59pm — No Comments

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