This Week in the World of Conflict... February 13th-20th, 2012.

  • TRANSCEND Peace University has opened its online courses in peace and conflict studies for the upcoming spring semester. TRANSCEND was founded by Dr. Johan Galtung, widely known as the father of peace studies.
  • NATO announced on Wednesday that it will buy five US-made unmanned drone aircraft capable of countering Afghan insurgents, hunting pirates off Somalia or monitoring arms embargos. The drones will be part of the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) project) set to begin between 2015 and 2017.
  • TransConflict established a Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation comprised of organizations from over forty organizations from a variety of countries that are committed to upholding the principles of conflict transformation.
  • Bill Clinton is being forwarded as one of the names to replace Robert Zoellick as the head of the World Bank. Other candi....

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