All Blog Posts Tagged 'East' (87)

Kurdish soccer team sparks Swedish FA ire over battle for Kobani, sparks debate on what is politics?

By James M. Dorsey

When Ramazan Kizil established Dalkurd FF, one of Europe’s most successful immigrant soccer teams, in a remote town in northern Sweden, he dreamt of one day raising the Swedish and the Kurdish flag alongside one another in a European championship. These days, Mr. Kizil’s goals are more immediate: aiding embattled Kurdish fighters fending off attacks by Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, in the Syrian-Turkish border town of…

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Added by James M Dorsey on October 30, 2014 at 12:39am — No Comments

Mounting Israeli-Palestinians tensions reverberate on the soccer pitch

By James M. Dorsey

Mounting tension between Israel and Palestinians on the occupied West Bank and in East Jerusalem have spilt on to Israeli Palestinian soccer pitches in Israel proper as Israel swings towards ultra-nationalists that make Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu look like the best card in a bad hand.

Israeli human rights and legal advocacy group Adalah – The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights charged in a petition to the Tel Aviv district court that the Israel…

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Added by James M Dorsey on October 25, 2014 at 9:50am — No Comments

The Women of the Syria Peace Talks

In the lead-up to the Geneva II negotiations, Syrian activists, local and international…

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Added by Inclusive Security on February 7, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

What to do instead of bombing Iran?

Here is a lecture I held at the World Peace Academy in Basel, Switzerland. I show here some pf my photos from my Iran trip, I outline why the present Western policies on Iran are counterproductive and, third, what must be done instead. It's only a hint - so much can be done to both prevent a looming war and to build trust.



I'd be happy to receive your comments and for your sharing it throughout your system.…

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Added by Jan Oberg on February 25, 2013 at 9:06am — 5 Comments

Gaza: A Fundamentalist's Guide to Gravity

Gaza: A fundamentalist’s guide to Gravity

By: Firouzeh Afsharnia

A few years ago I was traveling through Africa and found my self in a rickety cab. As I bounced up and down in the lumpy back seat, shifting spots to avoid the broken springs and whatever was festering in the exposed paddings, another passenger got in and sat in the front seat.  He was in a jovial mood and had just passed some sort of certification exam.  “I passed! I passed!” He declared.

First…

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Added by Firouzeh Afsharnia on November 20, 2012 at 5:15pm — No Comments

An Interview ith Ambassador John McDonald

It’s June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we’re featuring peacebuilding men we love.

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Ambassador John McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert, peacebuilder, and professor of law and peace. He spent 20 years of his diplomatic career in Western Europe and the Middle East and worked for 16…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 12, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments

The road to conflict transformation in Lebanon by Vanessa Bassil- CGNews

 
Source: Common Ground News Service (CGNews), an initiative of the international conflict transformation organization Search for Common Ground…
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Added by Vanessa Bassil on June 11, 2012 at 8:45am — 7 Comments

Sami Awad: To Create a Common Narrative

It's June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we're featuring peacebuilding men we love.

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Sami Awad is Executive Director of Holy Land Trust, the nonprofit he founded in Bethlehem in 1998. He also directs the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 7, 2012 at 2:47pm — No Comments

seeded by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji - One Hundred Years of African Intellectual Activism

One hundred years of African intellectual activism

Naledi Pandor

 

http://www.pambazuka.org/en/category/features/81295

 

Address by the South African Minister of Science and Technology at the Archie Mafeye memorial lecture.

It is no accident that the founding leaders of post-colonial African countries - men like Nkrumah, Nyerere, Mandela – were able to articulate ideologies and…

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Added by Shaheen Sultan Dhanji on April 7, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: Political and Religious Reform Needed

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring

Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 29, 2012 at 9:32am — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: Reconciling Change and Tradition

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring



Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 28, 2012 at 12:12pm — No Comments

Peace X Peace Forums: We Need to Talk about Family Rights

Peace X Peace Forums: Women and the Arab Spring



Welcome to the first Peace X Peace Forum! These forums, which we hope to host regularly, will take on pressing issues in the world of peacebuilding and gender. This time, we have gathered women from around the Middle East – from Egypt to Tunisia and beyond – to discuss how women have influenced the Arab Spring, and the impact it has had on them. We hope you enjoy this discussion and add your own thoughts in the…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on March 26, 2012 at 4:07pm — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... March 2nd-March 9th, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 11, 2012 at 9:57am — No Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 24th-March 2nd, 2012.

  • At least 28 people were reportedly killed in clashes on Saturday between government troops and opposition forces in Syria as the Red Cross continued efforts to evacuate civilians from the city of Homs; while at least 89 people were reportedly killed nationwide. On Sunday, the ICRC said that…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 2, 2012 at 10:45pm — No Comments

Mediation in Syria-Mission Improbable

As a professional mediator, I am always encouraged by the use of mediation to resolve international conflicts. However, in the case of Syria, I have little confidence that mediation will bring peace to the conflict. Very few of the essential elements for successful mediation are present in this conflict.

The first consideration in convening any mediation is deciding who the parties at the table will be. In this case, the current Syrian government will certainly be a party. However,…

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Added by Doug Noll on March 1, 2012 at 3:49pm — 5 Comments

This Week in Middle Eastern Conflict... February 17th-24th, 2012.

  • China announced on Friday that it had yet to receive a formal invitation to a meeting of international powers in Tunis next week to discuss the crisis in Syria; the government reportedly blocked a premiere live stream website, Bambuser, that has been used by dissidents to…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 26, 2012 at 11:25am — 1 Comment

The Region Is Changing and So Are the Media

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“The need for coverage in crisis situations, for example during bombings, turns regular citizens into reporters.”…



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Added by Yasmina Mrabet on February 21, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

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