The seaside hotel that serves as the last redoubt of Libya's internationally recognized government is named Dar al-Salam, or House of Peace. But beyond the confines of this modest port city nearly a thousand miles from the capital, this country teeters on the brink of civil war.
At last count there were 195 countries in the world -- 196 if you count Taiwan. These countries range in size from 0.2 square miles (The Vatican -- yes, the Vatican is a country) and Russia (10,853 square miles). Each of these countries have their own national flag, anthem, government, cuisine and PR department. Show More Summary
With serendipitous timing, as a big march for the climate, and various related events, are planned on and around the International Day of Peace, Randall Amster has just published an important book called Peace Ecology. This book bridges...Show More Summary
Since the end of the Cold War, the UN Security Council has articulated its responses to many crises of international peace and security through the use of sanctions. Peter Nadin argues that, in spite of their simple logic, sanctions simply do not guarantee total, immediate or even partial compliance.
After 51 horrible days, the people of Gaza, Israel and the world breathed a sigh of relief when a ceasefire agreement was announced by the Palestinian president on August 26. The impressive regional and international coalition that worked...Show More Summary
Shlomo Brom, Shimon Stein Diplomacy, United Nations, Palestinian territories, Israel The international community, led by the United States, should lay out fresh, realistic terms of reference for a deal. When Secretary Kerry’s anticipated...Show More Summary
NEXT Monday representatives of Mali’s government and northern Tuareg are due to meet in Algiers to initiate a new round of peace talks. International mediators pushed for these talks since May, when Tuareg violently took power in their ethnic stronghold of Kidal, prompting the government to declare war. Show More Summary
The 2009 Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." The Norwegian Nobel Committee announced the award on October 9, 2009, citing Obama's...Show More Summary
Lately I've been working on finding the right balance between paying attention to the world and its many injustices, and cultivating an internal sense of peacefulness and compassion. Against this backdrop, a friend recently shared with me a teaching from...
AXE Challenges Young People to #KissForPeace in Honor of International Peace Day
Hamas’s “military wing” warned foreign airlines on Wednesday against flying into Tel Aviv, threatening to step up its six-week conflict with Israel after firing more than 100 rockets on Israeli civilians and pulling out of peace talks. Show More Summary
Here’s some wisdom knowledge for those of y’all on swirl watch. Jay Electronica Moves Out Of London Rental, Kate Rothschild Moves Next Door To Former In-Laws Jay Electronica is no longer with British heiress according to international gossip reports.
The Middle East is no stranger to conflict. After a deceptive period of relative internal stability under the iron hand of despotic rulers, the region has fallen victim to the very fundamentalism that it allowed to breed in its midst and exported to the world. Show More Summary
FERGUSON, Mo. — One step forward, two steps back. When I arrived at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport on Thursday, workers at the rental car counter were debating the fatal shooting of Michael Brown.
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson's commanding presence has captured international public attention.
The world's newest country, South Sudan, still struggles to end the internal conflicts that have marred its early life. This week, for instance, a deadline to reach agreement passed without success in peace talks between the warring factions. Show More Summary
Well not quite, but this week was my first time digging on a sandy site which presented a whole set of challenges that I haven’t encountered before. The site was in rural north Nottinghamshire which was quiet and peaceful giving me a chance to train my eye to see the Roman field boundaries that traversed the area. Show More Summary
It’s been said again and again: Islam is a religion of death and violence, as much as liberals try to insist that it’s actually peaceful and beautiful. There has been international shock and outrage after a photo surfaced of a youngShow More Summary
Under the terms of the deal, Lululemon founder Chip Wilson will sell half of his 27 percent stake in the company to Advent International, a private equity firm, for $845 million. The retailer will also give Advent two director seats, expanding the board to 12 members.
Peter Horree/AlamyThe Peace Palace in The Hague, home of the International Court of Justice. AMSTERDAM -- The International Court of Justice says it has received a filing from Argentina seeking to have the court hear a complaint by Argentina about U.S. Show More Summary