In Libya, early dialogue among key external stakeholders, including the UN, relevant regional organisations and neighbouring countries, and comprehensive consultations involving representatives of the Libyan people would conceivably have led to a joint decision as to the mandate and the course of action to be collectively undertaken. Such a joint and coordinated approach would have been beneficial to the peace process, both from the short- and long-term perspectiveContinue Reading →
Today, many different organizations promote world peace in various ways. Most world peace organizations work in the area of research, education and/or advocacy. However, as elaborated below, some organizations take a different approach. For example, music proves to be a popular tool for supporting world peace. Musicians without Borders, Musician Peace Corps [...]Continue Reading →
In the first of our summer series on legacies of the Arab Spring, Massaab al-Aloosy tracks down the forgotten and new memorials of recent transitions.
Throughout their rule, most if not all dictators have tried to put their mark on their countries by building statues as self-apotheosis. But as the winds of political change buffet [...]Continue Reading →
The past two decades have witnessed a very large amount of civil society activity on the arms trade. By far, the greatest share has been technocratic in nature. By that, I mean a process by which: the trade is conceptually split into its component parts; areas ‘ripe’ for progress identified; agreements on such areas negotiated [...]Continue Reading →
I have been working as a researcher in a number of regions of Africa, focusing on conflict and its causes. I have observed many significant factors in aggravating conflicts, and in this posting I do not want to add to the large literature on the causes of conflict, but rather to address one [...]Continue Reading →
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) is in danger of negating one of the basic reasons for its existence. Its recent decisions to acquit senior Serbian architects of ethnic cleansing in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia imply that the Tribunal does not, after all, rise above the traditional impunity enjoyed by state actors [...]Continue Reading →
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