All Blog Posts Tagged 'North' (41)

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... March 8th-15th, 2012.

  • A key player in the 2011 Conservative party campaign for Guelph is refusing to answer more questions, on the advice of his lawyer, from Elections Canada investigators probing fraudulent robo-calls in the riding during the last election that allegedly misled voters. In an extremely rare move, the Conservative…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 15, 2012 at 6:05pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... March 1st-8th, 2012.

  • President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of Argentina sought negotiations with the UK to establish several weekly flights from Buenos Aires to the Falkland Islands on Thursday, a move the Islands’ legislative chairman says is “about as likely as the Falklands Air Service landing flights on the moon”.
  • The independent federal elections agency in…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 10, 2012 at 7:46pm — 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 Conflict in the Americas... February 23rd-March 1st, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 1, 2012 at 8:44pm — 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

What about Algeria?

On February 23rd The Center for Transatlantic Relations and SAIS/Johns Hopkins University organized a conference “The Arab Spring: What about Algeria?” One of the most important countries of the Maghreb is also one of the few remaining societies in North Africa that hasn’t seen dramatic…

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Added by Nemanja Grgic on February 24, 2012 at 11:56am — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... February 16th-23rd, 2012.

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 23, 2012 at 8:08pm — 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 Conflict in the Americas... February 2nd-9th, 2012.

  • A Pentagon legal official refused to extend an important deadline to file motions for defense lawyers of the five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the September 11th attack on Friday. Dozens of riot police cleared the last remaining Occupy encampments in the…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 9, 2012 at 9:57pm — 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

Security and Peacebuilding Courses at the U.S. Institute of Peace

Here at the United States Institute of Peace's Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding, we are excited to share with you about two upcoming courses on nuclear non-proliferation, taught by Bruce MacDonald and Mike Lekson at USIP's state-of-the-art facilities:  

 

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Added by Nathaniel Wilson on February 7, 2012 at 11:44am — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... January 25th-February 4th, 2012.

  • The Council of Europe Commission for Human Rights warned this week of rising racism and xenophobia in Europe amid the current economic crisis, with austerity budgets undermining social rights and putting vulnerable groups at greater risk.  On Wednesday, British PM Cameron…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 5, 2012 at 3:32pm — 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

Kim Jong-Il has died - Isn't that an opportunity for new policies?

Most media focus on the nervous reactions, that this event may trigger instability and perhaps foreign-directed "provocations" as ambassador Donald Gregg is saying here. Well, it's hard to know.

But while there could be a kind of successor problem or even a military takeover, one could also see Kim Jong-il's death as an opportunity for improving relations both regonally and with the West.

Statements…

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Added by Jan Oberg on December 19, 2011 at 6:32am — No Comments

This Week in European Conflict... December 11th-17th, 2011.

  • The EU is set to restrict the sale of the main active substances needed for lethal injections to the United States. By Friday, the export of sodium thiopental will only be possible with special permission.
  • French President Sarkozy said that there are now clearly “two Europes”…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 18, 2011 at 7:16pm — 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 in the Americas... December 2nd- December 8th, 2011.

  • On Friday, heads of state from across Latin America and the Caribbean flew into Venezuela for the inaugural meeting of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States or CELAC. The group is designed to counter US influence and improve regional ties.
  • On Friday, the ruling party in Guyana…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 8, 2011 at 6:47pm — No Comments

This Week in Conflict in the Americas... November 25th- December 1st, 2011.

  • The UN regional economic body, ECLAC, announced on Wednesday that poverty in Latin America is at its lowest level in 20 years. Among the countries that saw the largest drops in poverty are Peru, Ecuador, Argentina, Uruguay and Columbia, with poverty increasing only in Honduras and Mexico.
  • On Wednesday,…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 1, 2011 at 6:21pm — No Comments

Algerian stadiums: hotbeds of anti-government protest

Friday, October 14, 2011

Algerian stadiums: hotbeds of anti-government protest

 

By James M. Dorsey

 

Mass anti-government protests have for now fizzled out on the streets of Algerians towns and cities but are alive and kicking in the country’s soccer stadiums where football fans regularly take on President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, the military and the…

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Added by James M Dorsey on October 14, 2011 at 3:50am — No Comments

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