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Obama gives democracy the shaft

Thomas Carothers of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace writes: “U.S. assistance to advance democracy worldwide is in decline. Such spending has shrunk by 28?percent during Barack Obama’s presidency and is now less than $2?billion per year. Show More Summary

Some Current Events in Egypt

The New York Times recently carried an interesting report stating that well-known American scholar Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was recently denied entry into Egypt. Ms. Dunne had travelled to Cairo...Show More Summary

Some Current Events in Egypt

The New York Times recently carried an interesting report stating that well-known American scholar Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace was recently denied entry into Egypt. Ms. Dunne had travelled to Cairo...Show More Summary

The Roundup

May Joe Cocker rest in peace. International Politics Overall - A German writer said the Islamic State is underestimated by the West and the group aims to take over Europe Middle East - Ali Abunimah: “Guardian reports ‘acid attack’ on Israelis that never happened” Asia and Oceania - Gallup: Fifty-four percent of Pakistani say the government is doing enough to [...]

Australia on the UN Security Council: An end-of-term review

At the end of the year, Australia will complete its fifth term as an elected member of the UN Security Council, the world's premier international peace and security body. It has been a difficult 24 months. The Council's focus has been erratic, and its permanent membership increasingly divided. Show More Summary

Watch Freaks and Geeks, an Awesome Show From a More Peaceful Time

6 days agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Remember Freaks and Geeks, the short-lived teen comedy produced by Judd Apatow before you knew who Judd Apatow was? The show starred Seth Rogen and James Franco some 15 years before the pair would help spark the international cyber-clusterfuck we know as the Sony Hacks. Forget about the hackers and just watch the show. Read more...

Activating the Power of Ideas

Stephen Del Rosso,Program Director, International Peace & Security This article is excerpted from The Carnegie Reporter Five bold initiatives bridge the gap between the academic and policy worlds From North Korea to South Sudan to East Ukraine, countless complex problems are cropping up all around the world today. Show More Summary

Building International Support for the Peaceful Uses of Nuclear Technology

I recently traveled to Southeast Asia to highlight U.S. support for International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) peaceful uses of nuclear technology projects, and to encourage IAEA Member States in the region to also support such proje...

Palestinians Set Deadline for Israeli Occupation

The resolution also welcomes the idea of holding an international conference to launch negotiations on reaching a peace agreement

Serbia Arrests 11 Foreign Human Rights Activists Ahead of Protest

Amnesty International has requested that Serbian authorities release eleven activists from Bulgaria, Finland, and Slovakia who were in Serbia to hold peaceful protests during the CEE-China Summit in Belgrade.

Sony Hackers Threaten 911 Attack On Movie Theaters

A threatening message from the Guardians of Peace, the group responsible for hacking into and releasing more than a terabyte of Sony’s internal data so far, is alleging an attack on movie theaters that plan to screen Seth Rogen and James Franco’s movie “The Interview.” “The world will be full of fear,” the message, first reported by BuzzFeed, reads. Read More

Sony Pictures hackers invoke 9/11 while threatening theaters that show ‘The Interview’

A hacking group calling itself GOP, short for "Guardians of Peace," has been leaking internal documents from Sony Pictures Entertainment online after a cyberattack on the studio began the week of Thanksgiving. The group has threatened further disclosures unless the company stops the release of what it calls the "movie of terrorism" -- presumed to be a reference […]

Egypt's Entry Visa Canard

The Egyptian government has put out mixed explanations as to why it denied entry to prominent scholar and analyst Michele Dunne of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, who had been invited to attend a conference organized by the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs. Show More Summary

Sorkin: The Press Shouldn't Help the Sony Hackers

Aaron Sorkin: Three weeks ago Sony Pictures Entertainment was the victim of a massive cyberattack by an outlaw group calling itself the Guardians of Peace. They breached Sony's security and stole tens of thousands of internal documents and emails.... Show More Summary

The Top 25 Weapons Companies In The World (Excluding China)

Weapons sales is big business, especially for the US and Russia, and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has compiled a list of the biggest weapons companies in the world. The SIPRI Arms Industry Database, created in 1989, contains financial and employment data on arms producing companies worldwide. Show More Summary

From Peace in the Home to Peace in the World: 16 Days Exploring Gender-Based Violence and Human Rights

In the East and the West, in the so-called developing and developed worlds, gender-based violence is one of the most common killers of women around the world. The World Heath Organization and other international groups have mounted campaigns to raise awareness about gender-based violence, but many development organizations still don't consider...

Green Roadmap; Not Silk Road: Kazakhstan's (renewed) Role in World Affairs

Kazakhstan can offer a much more visible contribution to international peace and prosperity. This country needs to be called upon to play a stronger and more active role in the mediation of interests between the United States (U.S.) and the European Union (E.U.), on one side, and Russia and the Middle East, on the other. Show More Summary

Malala Yousafzai accepts Nobel Peace Prize, tell leaders to 'Let this end with us'

Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi accepted a joint Nobel Peace Prize on Wednesday for their work with children, and called on international leaders to continue the fight for education for all. Both activists have been instrumental...Show More Summary

LAPD launches probe after cop swings billy club ‘like a baseball bat’ at peaceful protesters

2 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an internal investigation into allegations that an officer swung his baton “like a baseball bat” at protesters. At a Police Commission meeting on Tuesday, one demonstrator pointed out a YouTube video of the Dec. 1 protest in support of...

Guerilla Grandmas

My friend Kendrick calls us "guerilla grandmothers." My longtime friend Karen posts, "We have become the old ladies in white tennis shoes -- Women's International league for Peace and Freedom." Although in Minnesota it's black boots for winter, otherwise Karen's spot on. Show More Summary

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