Teaching Peace from Tales of the City: Peace Education through the Memoryscapes of Nagasaki Patporn Phoothong
Reflections of Refugees in Africa Wyclife Ong'eta Mose
Freedom of Expression Under Threat in Zambia Mariateresa Garrido
Women’s Political Representation in Sri Lanka: Leading towards Prosperity or Peril Pujika Rathnayake
The political Crisis of the 2017 Honduran Election Daniel Bagheri S.
Notes On A Controversy Amardo Rodriguez
The Unraveled and Disquieting Human Rights Violation of Afghanistan Priya Pandey
Nepal's recovery process since the 2015 earthquake Jini Agrawal
Challenges and prospects of AU to implement the Ezulwini Consensus: The case of collective security and the use of force Tunamsifu Shirambere Philippe
The Right to Food Shant Melkonian
Land of the Golden Pagodas: Checking in on Myanmar’s Peace Process Monica Paniagua
Douglas Janoff on LGBTQIA Human Rights Luciana Téllez
Common Things: Communication, Community, Communal Peacebuilding Lina Patricia Forero Martínez
Periodismo Ciudadano e Internet Gina Paola Parra
Water Security in the Sixaola River Basin Adrián Martinez Blanco and Diana Ubico Durán
Reborn Arunima Chouguley
An Open Letter to the American People: Political Responsibility in the Nuclear Age Richard Falk, David Krieger, and Robert Laney
- Myanmar: Cause for Cautious Optimism 03/02/2012
After nearly 50 years of totalitarian military government, the Union of Myanmar is beginning to open up. Rapid political change since the 2010 election has seen a renewed peace process, the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, greater press freedom, and the easing of foreign sanctions. As Phyu Kyi Khaing explains however, the story may be too good to be true.
- Nigeria’s Vulnerability to Terrorism: The Imperative of a Counter Religious Extremism and Terrorism (CONREST) Strategy 02/02/2011
As the Nigerian people anticipate possible change through the April 2011 elections, there is growing concern over internal violence and insecurity. Onuoha proposes a strengthened governmental response to reducing violent conflict in the country, with a specific focus on countering religious extremism and terrorism.
- Consolidating independence and peace in Kosovo 02/10/2010
Two years after Kosovo's controversial separation from Serbia, Martin Wählisch reports on the progress of the country, the challenges it faces, and the prospects for peace and stability in the region.
- Why Honduras matters to Chavez 07/07/2009
- Top UN envoy explores how sports can improve lives of Middle East’s youth 06/04/2009
- US influence in El Salvador's civil war 03/06/2009
Key words: civil war, foreign influence, El Salvador, United States of America, Russia, Cuba, Latin America, paramilitary groups, peace, conciliation
- Is the overseas deployment of Japan’s Self-Defense Force (SDF) illegal? Rethinking the Japanese contribution to international peace and security 02/10/2009
Noriko Hashimoto discusses the legal and political arguments around the deployment of Japan's self defense forces (SDF) for overseas missions, going beyond the constitutional debate to question the broader concept of national contributions to international society.
- Northern Ireland Peace encouragement to Philippines 01/16/2009
- ASEAN Vision: Peace or Conflict? 11/12/2008
Kyi Kyi Seinn discusses ASEAN Vision 2020, and looks beneath the rhetoric of peace and harmony to reveal the tensions of economic exploitation and international migration. She argues that the significant power imbalances between the original ASEAN 6 countries and the newer, less developed member states (Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines) have not been adequately addressed in the plans of economic cooperation.
Key words: regional integration, economic exploitation, migration, displacement, ASEAN Vision 2020, CLMV countries, AFTA, CEPT, ASC, AEC
- "Perfect Storm" or Manufactured Hunger? Understanding the Global Food Crisis 05/09/2008
Marco Rossi discusses the economic and political policies behind the global food crises including the impact of energy markets on food prices, the consequences of food aid on developing economies, global climate change, and the overarching economic philosophy which tolerates poverty and inequality for the sake of profit.
- Back in the Balkans: the 2008 NATO summit in Bucharest 04/07/2008
Raluca Batanoiu reports on the NATO summit in Bucharest, Romania, where Eastern European states were urged to commit more troops to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Bush and Putin shook hands over the missile defence controversy, and Croatia and Albania were granted NATO membership while Georgia and Ukraine continue to wait. Ultimately, talk of security and troop deployments drowned out any mention of peace.
- The UN Peacebuilding Commission: the baby takes its first steps 03/03/2008
Jacob Enoh-Eben examines the creation of the UN Peacebuilding Commission, its composition, mandate, purpose, modus operandi, and its initial activities.
- Ethical challenges in media coverage of the Zimbabwe crisis 02/04/2008
This paper examines some ethical challenges manifested in the media coverage of the Zimbabwe land crisis since it escalated in 2002. The crisis has mainly been around issues of land; with seizure of land from dominating white-minority farmers, for redistribution amongst the black-majority population. Beyond the re-settlement policy, a sky-rocketing inflation, a deteriorating economy, gross human rights violations, poor governance and the dictatorial tendencies of 27-year serving President Robert Mugabe have only help to weaken the country. Within this context, the media are muscled, constrained and operated under draconian press laws. Yet, domestic and international media remain the battle ground for conflicting parties, both within and beyond the national frontiers. A brief recollection of Zimbabwe’s political history, its recent socio-political context and stakeholders as well as the evolution and media landscape put the ethical challenges in context.
- Education is a bridge which connects human ability to abstract concepts 12/04/2007
The case of children who are able to write excellently but are not able to read their own writing.
- Barbwire City Upon a Hill: Fencing in the American People, Fencing out Cooperation 11/09/2007
- Resistance, Not Repression, Is the Real Story From Burma 10/09/2007
originally published by Truthout on October 9, 2007
- Russia’s Restricted Voices 05/15/2007
Journalists and activist opposed to the Kremlin are under political fire from the Russian government. Nevertheless independent media is unwavering and has a growing appeal of alternative truths. Floriana Fossato shines a light on two women at the center of the harassment reports.
- Social Misrepresentations in Hollywood War Movies 04/17/2007
Fomotar provides an assessment of social biases in the Hollywood movie circuit. An overview of the historical underpinning sets the stage for the misrepresentation of blacks, women, and homosexuals. Navigating through the philosophical and the sociological, Fomotar brings certain criticisms to Hollywood's doorstep.
- Do Women and Girls have Human Rights? 03/01/2007
Women's rights groups are trying to give their cause a lift and work past its token status. Slowed by cultural asymmetry and the bureaucracy of international organizations, the fight continues. Ilkkaracan explores the ins and outs of women's rights campaigns around the globe.
- The ‘Special Interests’ Destroying China’s Environment 01/30/2007
In line with the correlate trend of environment and economy, China’s pollution reduction initiatives take a backseat to booming business. Increasing wealth remains centered in the cities, while pollution spreads rampantly into the countryside. What will China’s next step be to quell poor ecological stewardship?