India loves Pakistan

The Intelligent Optimist   
August 26th, 2013

India loves Pakistan

The border between India and Pakistan has been a region of growing tension. Amrit Sharma, founder of IndiaLovesPakistan.com, is trying to change the conversation from brinkmanship to love in the region. Through his site, he hopes that stronger collaboration and respect can come from both sides.

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In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

Think Africa Press   
July 16th, 2013

In Search Of Food And Peace In South Sudan

South Sudan is a young nation stricken with poverty and crime. The overwhelming consensus is that the only way to overcome this is through farming and reconciliation. United Nations and organizations like the Catholic Relief Services are working with locals on establishing that much needed dialogue to create unity in the struggling African country.

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Liberia: Sacrificing For Others – Unmil Celebrates International Day Of UN Peacekeepers

allAfrica   
May 31st, 2013

Liberia: Sacrificing For Others – Unmil Celebrates International Day Of UN Peacekeepers

Liberia is a nation stricken by poverty and starvation, but yesterday was a day for celebration and remembrance. Liberia showed its appreciation for all that the UN peacekeepers have done to protect its people on International Day for UN peacekeepers with an enthusiastic parade.

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Envisioning An International Treaty Banning Drones

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
May 25th, 2013

Envisioning An International Treaty Banning Drones

One of the great decisions in the global political sphere today is about drones, and whether or not these weapons should be used for warfare. In order to ensure a more peaceful future, the creation of an international treaty banning the use of drones may be necessary.

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Negotiating Peace In Somalia- An Insight From Somaliland

Africa Research Institute   
May 15th, 2013

Negotiating Peace In Somalia- An Insight From Somaliland

The establishment of a new government in Somalia has given rise to optimism, but security and peace still remain everyday challenges for the country. There is still a great need for progress, and caution must be taken in moving forward.

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“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians In The Midst of War

Yes! Magazine   
July 17th, 2013

“You Are Safe With Us”: How Ordinary Iraqis Rescued U.S. Civilians In The Midst of War

Oftentimes Iraq is described as a cold, dangerous, and hostile nation. Although there are many potential dangers present in the war-torn nation, it’s important to note that there are still many truly kind-hearted people that live there. This touching tale depicts how Iraqi citizens from the isolated city of Rutba come together to save foreign aid workers left for dead in the desert during the midst of the 2003 Iraq War.

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Nutrition For Growth Summit: Ending Malnutrition Or Neo-Colonialism?

Think Africa Press   
July 12th, 2013

Nutrition For Growth Summit: Ending Malnutrition Or Neo-Colonialism?

Malnutrition is one of the biggest problems facing the developed nations of the world. Some nations on the African continent, however, are taking action against this epidemic through a Nutrition for Growth Summit in order to find solutions to this problem.

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The Most Dangerous Myths About Women And War

Your Middle East   
May 26th, 2013

The Most Dangerous Myths About Women And War

Sustainable peace is impossible without purposefully engaging women throughout the process. The recognition of women, and their roles in a community, could be the answer to rebuilding societies torn apart by violence.

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Stopping Urban Violence By Treating It Like An Infectious Disease

Co.EXIST   
May 16th, 2013

Stopping Urban Violence By Treating It Like An Infectious Disease

Violence breeds violence, much like an infectious disease infiltrates a body and takes over healthy cells. Recognizing this relationship, epidemiologist Gary Slutkin created Cure Violence, a program that aims to reduce crime by tracking down possible causes of violence and addressing it like an epidemic through intervention and treatment.

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Violent Repression Can’t Stop Us- Anywhere In The World

WAGING NONVIOLENCE   
May 14th, 2013

Violent Repression Can’t Stop Us- Anywhere In The World

Violent repression is used to stop a social movement or protest, but more often than not, it acts as a catalyst for more unity and resistance by the people fighting to right an injustice.

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