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As Calm as an Astronaut

Watching the Soyuz launch to the International Space Station, I was overcome with how calm and focused the three astronauts on board appeared to be. The mission commander was peacefully controlling the Soyuz from an iPad while three stages of rockets pushed him into orbit at a rate of 4,000 miles per hour. American astronaut […]

Iran Has Right for Peaceful Nuclear Industry, Not Atomic Bomb - French FM

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said that he wanted Iran and the P5+1 group of international mediators to reach a "robust agreement".

Who are the Houthis in Yemen?

The Houthi rebels began as a theological movement preaching peace, but are now at the centre of international conflict.

Guest Contribution: “Currency politics: Understanding the euro”

Today, we’re fortunate to have a guest contribution by Jeffry Frieden, Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University, and author of the newly published Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy (Princeton University Press, 2015). This post is based upon a portion of that book. As the Eurozone struggles through its eighth […]

With U.S. Support, El Salvador Grows as an International Peacekeeper

As a country with armed conflict in its own recent past, El Salvador appreciates the importance of international peacekeeping.  Today, El Salvador is doing its part to help other countries around the world get on the path to peace.

India Envisages Arms Exports to 38 Countries - Defense Minister

A recent report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute named India as the world's largest importer of weapons in 2010-2014, accounting for almost 15 percent of global purchases.

This is the heavy weaponry that Middle Eastern militaries are buying to fight Islamic State

The wealthy gulf states of the Middle East are driving an explosion in military spending, much of which is being funnelled into the fight against Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL). In fact, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research...Show More Summary

UN warns Libya crisis could destabilise entire region

Special envoy says international community growing impatient with unrest as rival parties meet in Rabat for peace talks.

Guest Contribution: “Currency politics, debt politics”

Today, we’re fortunate to have a guest contribution by Jeffry Frieden, Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University, and author of the newly published Currency Politics: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Policy (Princeton University Press, 2015). This post is based upon a portion of that book. The recent volatility of major currencies reminds […]

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May Danny Schechter rest in peace. International Politics Overall - The United Nations Security Council warned conflict can ensure should violence continue on the Lebanon-Israel border - European officials say P5+1-Iranian negotiations are not even close to be completed - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu: The U.S. Show More Summary

MH17 Shot Down By BUK Missile: Dutch News Service

Flight MH17 was shot down by a Russian-made BUK missile. So far there were only strong indications, but RTL Nieuws in The Netherlands had international forensic experts in three different countries research peaces of ammunition found by correspondent Jeroen Akkermans.

Azerbaijan Becomes Europe’s No.2 Arms Importer, Gets Most From Russia

Azerbaijan was the second-largest arms importer in Europe over the past five years, according to a new eye-popping report from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, an arms trade research group.

World No Longer Bound to Defend Israel Internationally

The Israeli electorate had a choice to make. By re-electing a leader who publicly reneged on his commitments to peace and a two-state solution, they voted against peace. What remains now is how the Palestinians and the world will react...Show More Summary

US Lawmakers Rush To Congratulate Netanyahu, Ignore His Abandonment Of Two-State Solution

Lawmakers who congratulated Netanyahu ignored the Israeli leader's political calculation to walk away from a peace framework that is backed by the international community. The post US Lawmakers Rush To Congratulate Netanyahu, Ignore His Abandonment Of Two-State Solution appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Open thread for night owls: The global drone trade by the numbers

Alexander Reed Kelly writes The Global Drone Trade, by the Numbers: More drones are being transferred between countries than ever before, says the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Between 2010 and 2014, the organization’s data shows, 439 drones passed through international hands, compared with 322 in the previous five years. Show More Summary

Syria's Road to Peace Must End Hunger Too

As Syria's tragic civil war enters its fifth year, we can't forget the silent enemy civilians face daily: hunger. We, the international community, must do everything possible to feed Syria's war victims. While rebels have battled the...Show More Summary

Tweet of the Day: Astronaut Shares Photos of Ireland from Space for St. Patrick’s Day

last weekHumor / odd : The Daily What

The streets below may be full of drunk revelers, but the world looks very peaceful from aboard the International Space Station. American astronaut Terry Virts Tweeted a special St. Patrick’s day message Tuesday to everyone on Earth, including a few photos of Ireland. Show More Summary

An Imperfect Safety Net for Carnivore Conservation

In the mid-2000s, I began doing research on wolves in Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park. This peace park is composed of two national parks: Glacier National Park in the U.S. and Waterton Lakes National Park in Canada. Glacier, established in 1910, comprises 1 million acres. Show More Summary

The Global Drone Trade By the Numbers

2 weeks agoNews : Truthdig

AK Rockefeller (CC BY-SA 2.0) There are more drones being transferred between countries than ever before, says the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute. Between 2010 and 2014, the organization’s data shows, 439 drones passed through international hands, compared to 322 in the previous five years. Show More Summary

China now world's 3rd largest arms exporter

2 weeks agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

China has risen to replace Germany as the third largest exporter of major weapons in the world between 2010-2014, according to a report by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). [ more › ]

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