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Mediators set May 15 deadline to sign Mali peace deal

BAMAKO (Reuters) - International mediators in the conflict in northern Mali increased pressure on Tuareg-led separatists on Sunday to sign up to a U.N.-brokered peace deal by announcing a signing ceremony for May 15.

US, Allies Account for Over 60% of Global Military Spending - SIPRI

Stockholm International Peace Research Institute Research Director Sam Perlo-Freeman says that the United States and its major allies account for 64 percent of global military expenditures.

Is Peace At Risk After Latest Attack on Soldiers in Colombia?

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The Tuesday night attack in Cauca state left 11 servicemen dead, renewing fears among optimistic Colombians that an end to five decades of internal war is farther than hoped.

GPOI Delivers Heavy Engineering Equipment to Nepal for Peacekeeping Missions

In 2005 the United States established the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), a State Department funded program dedicated to building international capacity to conduct peacekeeping operations.

The Unending Korean War: W.E.B Du Bois, Ko Un, and the Women's Peace Walk

May 24, 2015 is International Women's Day for Disarmament. On this day, an international group of women are planning a walk for peace across the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the name for the 4-km wide buffer that separates North and South Korea. Show More Summary

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May Percy Sledge rest in peace. International Politics Overall - Nick Turse: “Military Missions Reach Record Levels After US Inks Deal to Remain in Africa for Decades” - With Turkey obviously supporting the Islamic State, what is the U.S. to do? Well, uh, they’ll get back to you on that - After the United Nations approved an embargo [...]

Air strikes near Tripoli as U.N. peace talks on Libya due to resume

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Forces loyal to Libya's internationally recognized government carried out air strikes on Wednesday near the capital Tripoli, which is controlled by its rivals, officials said, as United Nations peace talks were due to start in Morocco.

China, Russia and eastern Europe boost defence spending: study

Military spending increased sharply in 2014 in China and Russia and the Ukraine conflict prompted eastern European countries to boost their defence programs, according to a study by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released Monday. The United States […]

Will Détente with Iran Create a Peace Dividend?

The possibility of a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities and end the international trade sanctions against the country raise a fascinating question: Will there be a peace dividend? A look at history may provide some insight. Based on what we have seen in the past, it is possible that an agreement would have a...Read More

Scores of foreigners airlifted out of war-torn Yemen

International Organisation for Migration says 16,000 foreigners remain stranded as UN calls for peace talks resumption.

Weekly Read Board--USN

Upcoming Events Th 1030-1200: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace: Naval Nuclear Dynamics in the Indian Ocean Scuttlebutt (News) · New US Navy Fleet Goal: 308 Ships The Navy’s 30-year shipbuilding plan has been revised upwardShow More Summary

Ron Paul: Freeing The People From The IRS's Tyranny

Submitted by Ron Paul via The Ron Paul Institute for Peace & Prosperity, This week the Justice Department announced it would not charge former Internal Revenue Service (IRS) official Lois Lerner with contempt of Congress. Some members...Show More Summary

IOC President joins Olympians to give back to sport on International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

From striking fencing gold at the Olympic Games Montreal 1976 to becoming President of the IOC, Thomas Bach has experienced first-hand how sport can inspire, educate and unite. The Olympic champion who now heads the Olympic MovementShow More Summary

Nigeria's 2015 Presidential Elections: A Seismic Shift in the Political Landscape

Opinion Piece from a 2015 International Election Observer What Nigeria's Elections Means for the Country, For Continent; Voters are the election "super heroes;" Unflappable INEC Chairman Jega Nobel Peace Prize-Worthy Nigeria, over the...Show More Summary

Sport as a Driver for Peace

Last year on the inaugural International Day for Sport for Development and Peace UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stated, "Sport has become a world language, a common denominator that breaks down all the walls, all the barriers. It is a worldwide industry whose practices can have widespread impact. Show More Summary

Olympic Moves programme inspiring change

As the IOC gears up to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April, the Olympic Moves project demonstrates how sport can be a powerful tool to engage with young people, contributing to their development in a positive way and fostering healthier and happier communities. Show More Summary

IOC Executive Board Members return to training for International Day of Sport for Development and Peace

EB members and Olympians Sergey Bubka, Anita DeFrantz and Nawal El Moutawakel all took time out of their busy corporate schedules recently in Rio de Janeiro to give master classes in their sports to local youngsters. DeFrantz, captain...Show More Summary

#YouthNow: My Stroll with Ahmad Alhendawi, the UN Secretary General's Envoy on Youth

Backdrop The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is an opportunity to recognize the potential of sport to contribute to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals. Sport can foster peace and contribute to an...Show More Summary

This Is How the Iran Nuclear Framework Will Prevent Iran from Obtaining a Nuclear Weapon:

"We have an historic opportunity to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons in Iran, and to do so peacefully, with the international community firmly behind us. We should seize that chance." -- President Obama, April 2, 2015 Watch on YouTube After more than 16 months of diplomatic work, the U.S. Show More Summary

Why Palestine Joining the International Criminal Court Could be a Total Game Changer

With the peace process derailed and the incoming Netanyahu administration promising zero tolerance to Palestine, joining the ICC sets a major cat among the pigeons. The post Why Palestine Joining the International Criminal Court Could be a Total Game Changer appeared first on The Good Men Project.

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