All Blog Posts Tagged 'security' (215)

Citizen action as a catalyst for change in the New Urban Agenda



This very timely blog directly links to a discussion that is taking place this morning at the World Urban Forum in Colombia 'A safe city as a just and equitable city' ( Friday 11th April, 8.30am local time).

By Thea Shahrokh, Institute of Development Studies and Joanna Wheeler, Sustainable…

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Added by JASON COLLODI on April 11, 2014 at 4:19am — No Comments

Libya’s Criminal Economy of Arms, Drugs, People Shakes Prospects for Transition

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By Paula Burke

"What are black markets? They are people's markets." The declaration by then-Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi illustrates one of the many reasons it…

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Added by Viola Gienger on March 24, 2014 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Fear of a Bully Free Nation

Do we live in fear of a bully free nation?

I know this may sound odd.  Surely we want fewer bullies?  Surely we all, as parents, educators, counselors, ministers and so on, have been working on this for a long time?  It goes without saying (doesn’t it?) that fewer bullies is a good thing.

Yet when we think about the reality of backlash against peace education (called by some teaching tolerance or multicultural education), I have to ask:  do we actually fear a…

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Added by Cheryl Duckworth, Ph.D. on March 23, 2014 at 8:21pm — 3 Comments

Peace & Security Report 3/7/2014

It's Friday!  Were you too busy this week to stay up-to-date on global news? Take 10 minutes now to catch up with IPSI!

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on March 7, 2014 at 12:26pm — No Comments

The 2014 (4th edition) of the Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan is out!

The fully-revised 2014 (4th edition) of the Crosslines Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (EFGA) is now out electronically with the print edition available in the next few weeks. The print edition will be launched over the next two months in Geneva, London and New York with panel…

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Added by Edward Girardet on January 18, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Peace is Intercourse

Peace is Intercourse

Ecstasy is in

 

It is our faith and experience after 46 years of marriage and peacebuilding that the soul's oldest memory is of union, and the soul's deepest longing is for reunion.

 

Seeking the ecstasy of reconnection—especially between enemies—is often disappointing for those clinging to the illusion of…

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Added by Libby and Len Traubman on January 7, 2014 at 1:38am — 1 Comment

Afghans Show Surprising Optimism on Coming Elections

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.…

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Added by Viola Gienger on December 16, 2013 at 6:10pm — No Comments

Colombian President Santos Seeks Status as ‘Partner, Not a Cause’

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By Viola Gienger

U.S. President Barack Obama affirmed his…

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Added by Viola Gienger on December 6, 2013 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Fallout from China’s Air Defense Zone Underscores Need for Crisis Mechanisms

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt
 
East Asia’s geopolitical fault lines have just become more…
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Added by Viola Gienger on December 5, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Vandana Shiva on Resisting GMOs: “Saving Seeds is a Political Act”

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Sarah van Gelder

Trained in physics and philosophy, Vandana Shiva is renowned for her activism against GMOs, globalization, and patents on seeds and traditional foods. She co-founded Navdanya, which promotes seed saving and organic farming and has more than 70,000 farmer-members.

Sarah van Gelder: The seed has been a major part of your work. Could you say a little about what a seed is at its essence?

Vandana Shiva: The…

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Added by Dowser on December 5, 2013 at 6:45am — No Comments

Afghan-U.S. Accord May Be At Risk in Informal Assembly This Week

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.

By Scott Smith

This week will be momentous for Afghanistan’s future. A Loya Jirga, an informal national assembly, will convene to accept -- or not -- a Bilateral Security Agreement (BSA)…

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Added by Viola Gienger on November 20, 2013 at 6:55pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report 11/15/2013

IPSI's Peace & Security Report (PSR) is a concise weekly e-publication intended to brief busy students, academics, advocates, and practitioners in the conflict management community on pertinent global news, events, and trends. The PSR empowers us all to take a step back from our immediate deadlines each Friday and gain a greater understanding of the week's global events.…

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Added by Kate Elci on November 15, 2013 at 2:58pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report + Applications OPEN!

Stay up-to-date on the world's most important news by reading the International Peace & Security Institute's weekly Peace & Security Report!  PLUS, APPLICATIONS FOR OUR 2014 TRAINING SYMPOSIUMS NOW OPEN!

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on November 8, 2013 at 10:29am — No Comments

Save over $1000! Apps due tomorrow for International Peace and Security Institute's Summer Symposiums

At IPSI, we passionately design and execute the world’s preeminent training programs for peacebuilding professionals.  We are seeking the best and brightest to join our growing global team relentlessly pursuing peace.  Are you one of us? 

SAVE OVER $1,000 IF YOU APPLY BY NOVEMBER 14TH >>>

Worried about time? Applying online only takes…

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on November 6, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Iraqi Prime Minister Maliki Urges Greater U.S. Support

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on November 1, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Dying to Be Men: Symposium Digs for Roots of Gender Violence

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click …

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Added by Viola Gienger on November 1, 2013 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Awkward: Explaining Dialogue in Libya Amid U.S. Government Shutdown

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.

By Colette Rausch and Christina Murtaugh

It was Oct. 1, and we were midway through an 11-day visit to Libya. Our intent was to nurture the development of rule of law by guiding…

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 28, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Peace & Security Report 10/25/2013

It's Friday!  Were you too busy this week to stay up-to-date on global news? Take 10 minutes now to catch up with IPSI!

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on October 25, 2013 at 11:47am — No Comments

Did you know it is the International Day of the Girl Child? Catch up on other important events you may have missed this week >>

Were you too busy this week to stay up-to-date on global news? Take 10 minutes now to catch up with IPSI!

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on October 11, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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