Strategies for building awareness for the potential of peace education in Cameroon Ben Oru Mforndip
Special Report
Has Democracy Enhanced Development in Africa? Conrad John Masabo
Permanent Emergency Powers in France: The ‘Law to Strengthen Internal Security and the Fight Against Terrorism’ and the Protection of Human Rights Lena Muhs
Women’s Political Representation in Sri Lanka: Leading towards Prosperity or Peril Pujika Rathnayake
On the Migrant Crisis Daniel Bagheri Sarvestani
Book Review
Inclusive Transitional Justice through Truth Commissions: A Book Review Amos Izerimana

Was it permissible for The United Nations to authorize humanitarian intervention in the post-election conflict in Cote d’ivoire? Dramane Ouattara
Special Report
Reflections of Refugees in Africa Wyclife Ong'eta Mose
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
Freedom of Expression Under Threat in Zambia Mariateresa Garrido
Douglas Janoff on LGBTQIA Human Rights Luciana Téllez
Common Things: Communication, Community, Communal Peacebuilding Lina Patricia Forero Martínez
Lack of empathy as a threat to peace Victoria Scheyer
Comment II
The death of democracy in Honduras Daniel Bagheri S.
Research Summary
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


  • Militarist Bumkum 06/03/2014
    As the USA prepares to celebrate July 4th with parades and fireworks, Paul Craig Roberts takes a fresh look at the shaky justifications for US militarism and its many consequences.

  • The Failure of Secular Parties in Pakistan 06/05/2013
    The Pakistan People Party (PPP) and the Pashtun nationalist Awami National Party (ANP) both sustained significant losses in last month's general elections. These results can be at least partly explained by the former coalition government's hasty devolution of federal powers to unprepared provincial authorities, as well as their hesitance to fully engage with civil society groups. Both parties should now focus on tranparent, democratic party reforms, and the clarification of a coherent secular policy agenda so as to become politically revelant again through the 2018 elections.

  • And You thought the War On Terror was over? Not for François Hollande... 01/25/2013
    Victoria Fontan and Adolphe Kilomba discuss the context and motivations behind France's intervention in Mali, as well as some of the legal arguments used to justify it.

  • Teachers for Maintaining Peace and Security: The Goals of the United Nations 04/27/2012
    Suman Shukla on the important and oftentimes under-appreciated role of teachers in peace building and prevention of violent conflict worldwide.

  • Deporting Our Future 02/23/2012
    The United States is home to some of the most prestigious colleges and universities in the world, and thousands of students from around the globe travel to the country to receive an education that will allow them to extend their career in ways that they would not be able to in their home countries. However, with such strict immigration laws, many are allowed to receive the American education, but are deported back to their home country during their stay or shortly thereafter. Shakena Goode offers an opinionated outlook on how this affects the American economy and should influence amendments to immigration policy in the country.

  • Global Man (Human) as the Vision for the Third Millennium: The Role of Peace Education 02/14/2012
    Surya Nath Prasad explores the esoteric in this opinion piece on the spiritual relationship of oneness between humankind and the universe, connecting the essence of "global man" to the realization of peace on Earth.

  • The Fight in Arizona for Progressive Education in the Classroom 01/24/2012
    There is a huge debate in Tucson, Arizona regarding the elimination from the school curriculum of specific lessons in Mexican-American studies. The argument is that these lessons cause rifts between the school children, further dividing different ethnicities and causing an anti-USA campaign. However, in attempts to protest the new legislation, others argue for the value of the teachings and are pushing to continue the lessons that have been taught for decades. Shakena Goode offers an educated opinion on the situation, with hope for the future of educational liberty in Tucson and beyond.

  • Manifestation of Inherent Human Elements in Creating Values for Sustainable Peace 01/17/2012
    Founder and Editor of Peace Education: an International Journal, Dr. Surya Nath Prasad offers an empassioned perspective on conflict and violence within the framework of "valuelessness" resulting from "widespread miseducation for a priveleged few and non-education" for many. Prasad argues for the creation of values for sustainable peace and nonviolence through a holistic approach incorporating body, vitality, mind, intellect and spirit as essential, inherent human elements.

  • Occupy's Legacy 11/17/2011
    Peace and Conflict Monitor Assistant Editor, Tara Ruttenberg, shares an outsiders perspective on the Occupy movement, celebrating a newfound sense of pride for her native nation whose people have taken to the streets en masse to protest US plutocracy of the corrupt and powerful 1%.

  • Occupy Jewish 11/07/2011
    Professor Mark Ellis discusses the potential of the occupy movement to explicitly raise issues of culture and identity -- in effect, to occupy the religious establishment as well as the financial and political.

  • Obama, Israel, and Palestinian Statehood 09/23/2011
    An open letter to US President Barack Obama following his speech to the United Nations on the issue of Palestinian statehood.

  • Reflections on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) 05/18/2011

    The following excerpts were taken from reflection papers written by the Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development class at the University for Peace during a course on Social Responsibility.

    Compiled by Professor Nika Salvetti.

  • Honduras: The Forgotten Coup 04/04/2011
    Contributing columnist Gustavo Fuchs details the lack of media coverage of violent repression against the popular resistance movement in post-coup Honduras, contrasting the underreported Honduran realities with the media's recent obsession with popular demonstrations in the Middle East. Fuchs highlights the Honduran government's repressive response to teachers' strikes and impunity towards campesino murders - virtually absent in the headlines. Selective media bias in support of hypocritical Western agendas has left the Honduras resistance to fend for itself while the Middle East gets all the attention.

  • Beyond sandbox environmentalism 03/01/2011

  • Narratives of streets that do not betray 02/09/2011
    Ameena Alrasheed Nayel reflects on the protests in Egypt, particularly in light of Egypt's historical relationship to the Sudan.

  • Against a two state solution in Isreal 12/14/2010
    Stephen Kruger argues that International Law and the International Community have unfairly discriminated against Israel for annexing territory through warfare and using economic blockades, which are standard practise among states such as the US, China, and Russia.

  • JFK Speaks of Peace 11/22/2010

  • None of the Above Wins Again: the Future of Canadian Democracy 12/20/2009
    Gerald Caplan analyzes the possibilities of Conservative majority rule in Canada, comments on Prime Minister Stephen Harper, accusations of prisoner abuse against the Canadian government and the political role of pharmaceutical companies. Caplan concludes with the opinion that Canada’s political direction needs to change.

  • The Philippine politics: Guns, goons, gold and the war on terror 12/04/2009
    David Gorman responds to the recent violence in Mindanao, Philippines, calling attention to the political context that has allowed for and encouraged clan violence and civilian militias, as well as efforts by Sulu politicians and international organizations, such as the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue to reduce armed violence in the political process. This article was originally published as an oped in the Jakarta Post.

  • A sober look at the second amendment: Gun control in the US 09/01/2009
    Cynthia Fist addresses the issue of gun control in the United States, arguing that the right to bear arms should be weighed against the heavy cost in human lives that they represent.

  • Fixing Obama's Crooked Cabinet 08/15/2009

  • The Indonesian Election and Peace in Aceh: an example worth following 04/22/2009

  • Nobel Committee's choice again a scandal 10/14/2008
    Key words: Martti Ahtisaari, Nobel peace prize, Al Gore, Norway, Kosovo, peace

  • World Food Day: October 16 10/06/2008

  • Being in Afghanistan is dangerous, not being in Afghanistan is more dangerous 01/24/2008
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon writes of the the achievements and challenges facing NATO and the UN in their Afghan mission.