All Blog Posts Tagged 'war' (432)

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Added by TransConflict on February 20, 2015 at 9:29am — No Comments

What did you die for, soldier?

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This poem is a tribute to Col MN Rai of the Indian Army, and thousands of others soldiers who die around the world, hopefully believing a worthy cause. Col Rai’s daughter bid him…


Added by Rukmini Iyer on January 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Two of wars on the young generation

Two set of wars have set our generation of young people in utter pain, suffering, fear and often despair, within the sub-region of Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia.

In making a case for Sierra Leone, I believe it reflects perhaps upon all the three countries with a common thread of unfortunate and problematic history.

The civil wars and the Ebola onslaught have torn apart families, children and the young generation in all three countries. The civil war in Sierra Leone raged from… Continue

Added by Andrew Benson Greene on December 6, 2014 at 8:31pm — No Comments

Invitation October 23-27: Syria’s child refugees paint their story on a 1,760foot canvas on the National Mall, DC

“Peace and Hope” 1,760 ft Art Installation Ribbon Cutting on the National Mall: Syria’s child refugees paint their story

From October 23 - 27, a 1,760 foot art installation painted by more than 1,000 Syrian refugee children, entitled “Peace and Hope," will be displayed on the National Mall. The art exhibit is a non-political cultural diplomacy initiative aimed at educating the public about the…

Added by Hazami Barmada on October 21, 2014 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Israel, Gaza and the Future of Humanitarian Law

Israel, Gaza and the Future of Humanitarian Law by Iain Guest

Israel’s tactics during the war in Gaza force us to ask whether humanitarian law has value in today’s “asymmetric” wars. It is a troubling and difficult question, the more so as the International Committee of the Red Cross is currently celebrating the 150th anniversary of the first Geneva Convention, on the protection of…


Added by iain on August 26, 2014 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

How listening to stories can bolster your work

When you think of storytelling, I’m guessing that your first thoughts are more about the emotional potency of stories to enrich our lives and expand our awareness, and less about about rigor. But over the years GlobalGiving has developed an approach to storytelling that allows organizations to map much more of the complexity of any social problem or conflict than they could do with surveys and old-school evaluations.

A crux of our approach is to have the people embedded in communities…


Added by Marc Maxson on August 1, 2014 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Amid Israel-Hamas War: Is Peacebuilding a Dream or Reality?

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Lucy Kurtzer-Ellenbogen

While in Israel two weeks ago, as sirens sounded, rockets and missiles flew, and…


Added by Viola Gienger on July 25, 2014 at 8:00pm — No Comments

A Point of No Return for “Iraq?” ISIS march into Iraq exposes new realities

June 27, 2014 Brian E. Frydenborg

Much of the coverage of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham/Syria’s (ISIS)…


Added by Brian Frydenborg on June 28, 2014 at 5:48am — No Comments

An introduction on my blog :

This Blog is about the contemporary history of Syria, from independence in 1947 till the start of the recent wave of protests, which began in 2011

At first I wanted to write about what is happening in the country since 2011, but as the situation has gotten worse, I thought about writing about the Syrian contemporary history, which I believe might help to put the recent events within its historical framework, and eventually it would yield in giving a greater meaning to…


Added by Syrian Breeze on June 20, 2014 at 9:00am — No Comments

Do you hear what I hear?


Every way I turn my head, I hear echoes from 9/11.

What I hear:

Thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump, thump. The excited heart of George W. Bush as he envisioned finishing what his father had started and planting Uncle Sam’s…


Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on June 17, 2014 at 6:31pm — No Comments

Syrian Opposition Leader Jarba Appeals for U.S. Understanding, Weapons

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Viola Gienger

Syrian Opposition Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba, giving his first official address in the U.S., appealed for Americans to understand the movement's fight for "dignity," and for the Obama administration to…


Added by Viola Gienger on May 7, 2014 at 7:31pm — No Comments

Syrian Opposition Cites Reforms, Fight Against Terrorism in Pitching U.S. Aid

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

By Viola…


Added by Viola Gienger on March 24, 2014 at 2:15pm — No Comments

“Animals and War: Confronting the Military-Animal Industrial Complex”

In every war in human history non-human animals have been participants and victims. Historically human beings have simply used other species: as mere vehicles to transport material, weapons, and soldiers; to carry messages; as…


Added by Silvana M. Pellegrini Adam on January 11, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

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.…


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

Pax In Nuce - New online magazine

A new forum aiming at the exchange of ideas on every thing Peace and Conflict has just been launched. Pax In Nuce is a site for debate, argument and the floating of ideas.

The magazine was established out of frustration at the high pay-walls erected by commercial academic publishers. These pay-walls mean that many academic articles are only available to those who are affiliated with (well-funded) academic libraries. This goes…


Added by Ioannis Tellidis on December 5, 2013 at 7:29am — No Comments

Mexico Peace Index just launched

The Mexico Peace Index (MPI) has just been released! The 2013 MPI, produced by the Institute for Economics and Peace, provides a comprehensive assessment of peace in Mexico detailing the level of peace in each of the 32 states over the last 10 years and an analysis of the costs associated with violence as well as the socio-economic dimensions associated with peace. Check out the interactive …


Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on November 29, 2013 at 1:35am — No Comments

Syrian Women Struggle for Leadership Role in Conflict

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

ByViola Gienger

Amid the human toll and destruction of the…

Added by Viola Gienger on September 30, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

International Criminal Court (ICC) and Africans: “Race-hunting” or Quest for Justice?

The International Criminal Court is the first permanent international court to try international crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes. But in an unprecedented move, the African Union (AU) is threatening to encourage its members to withdraw from the Rome Statute upon which the ICC is built. This threat comes as the AU is spearheading a campaign to pressure the ICC to drop charges or transfer to Kenya, the cases against Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and Vice-president…


Added by Joseph N Sany on September 25, 2013 at 12:11pm — 1 Comment

Detecting Looming Border Conflicts Using Satellites

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

 By Viola Gienger

 Publicly available satellite imaging used to document atrocities in Darfur and wartime destruction in the Syrian city of Aleppo will be tested by scientists in a…

Added by Viola Gienger on September 11, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

“Our bodies: their battle ground”

In light of the Syrian turmoil, most are appropriately grim and equally clueless, and when they read about it, it’s always the gut-wrenching figures that are ultimately forgotten after a solemn minute of skimming - “x number have died”, “a and b are currently in negotiation” [actually no, they’re not in this case], “c number of people are injured”, “y number of bombs exploded here”, “xy number of weapons are being imported on a daily basis”, “Russia this”, “U.N that, “China is also this-ing…


Added by Malini Mohana on September 3, 2013 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

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