Oliver P. Richmond and Henry F. Carey (Eds); Subcontracting Peace.

Featured Image: Prof. Oliver Richmond By Arianit, CC BY-SA 4.0 https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0, via Wikimedia Commons. The Challenges of the NGO Peacebuilding (Aldershot: Ashgate Publishing, 2005, 267pp.) As Kim Reimann writes in this useful overview of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the peacebuilding field; “In
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The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons

Featured Image: This symbolically represents an holistic approach to peacebuilding. By Consensusafp, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons. John W. McDonald with Noa Zanolli. The Shifting Grounds of Conflict and Peacebuilding: Stories and Lessons. (Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2008, 341pp.) This
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Thomas Nordstrom. A World Government in Action.

Featured Image: Photo by Juliana Kozoski on Unsplash. (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020, 147pp.)   Thomas Nordstrom  has written a useful book which more accurately should have been calles: “The Need for a World Government in Action”.  He outlines many of the challenges
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U. N. Day: Strengthening and Reforming.

Featured Image: Photo by Miguel Á. Padriñán on Pixabay By René Wadlow. October 24 is United Nations (U. N.) Day;  marking the day when there were enough ratifications;  including those of the five permanent members of the proposed Security Council for the
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Vaclav Havel: Resistance and Vision.

Vaclav Havel on Wenceslas Square on November 17, 2009. By Ben Skála, CC BY-SA 2.5 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5>, via Wikimedia Commons. “He rejects the ritual and breaks the rules of the game.  He discovers once more his suppressed identity and dignity.  He gives his
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Louise Diamond. The Courage For Peace.

Featured Image: Photo by Avi Chomotovski in Pixabay  (Berkeley, CA : Conari Press, 2000, 263pp). Louise Diamond;  a co-founder of the Institute for Multi-Track Diplomacy in Washington, DC;  works in areas of inter-ethnic conflict to empower peacebuilders. “Our power to empower is perhaps
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Paulo Freire: Popular Participation.

Featured Image: Paulo Freire Panel. CEFORTEPE – Center for Training, Technology and Educational Research Prof. “Milton de Almeida Santos”, SME-Campinas. By Luiz Carlos Cappellano, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. By René Wadlow. In the Declaration of Principles and Programme of Action;  adopted
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26 June: International Day Against Torture.

Featured Image: Painting in museum DPRK. By AgainErick, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons Torture has a bad name among the police and security agencies of most countries. Thus torture is usually called by other names.  Even violent husbands do not
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U.N. General Assembly: Can It Provide the Needed Global Leadership?

Featured Image by Basil D Soufi, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons 27 Sep 2019 – The international relations specialist Stanley Hoffmann once quipped: “Goals are easy to describe. What matters more is a strategy for reaching them.”  The United Nations through
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