Sudan: Difficult Transitions.

By Rene Wadlow. With the death on 26 November 2020 of Sadeq Al-Mahdi;  a major figure of modern Sudanese politics;  leaves the scene at a time of deep transitions within Sudan. Sadeq was the great grandson of Mehammed Ahmed;  who in the
Read More

Myanmar: Fair Elections But Challenges Ahead.

By Rene Wadlow. The 8 November 2020 elections;  for the two houses of the Myanmar Parliament were carried out with little violence. The National League for Democracy (NLD);  headed by Aung San Suu Kyi won some 80 percent of the open seats.
Read More

Virtual Education. The Path to the Democratization of Education.

Without a doubt;  we are living the most interesting moments of our lives. We are human beings with a global vision of the world;  and  we are concerned about events that take place in countries;  that are very different and far from
Read More

Storm clouds gather over Ethiopia.

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed receiving the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo 2019. The Armed Conflict. The armed conflict;  which began on 4 November 2020 between the central government of Ethiopia and the semi-autonomous province of Tigray—bordering Eritrea and Sudan—has raised fears
Read More

Ceasefire in Libya: A Gift for U.N. Day?

(Geneva).   On Friday 23 October 2020;  Stephanie Williams;  the U.N. acting Special Envoy for Libya said that the  representatives of the parties in Geneva had agreed to a ceasefire starting 24 October;  U.N. Day.  All military units and armed groups on the
Read More

Nagorno-Karabakh: A Phantom Republic Takes Center Stage

From bitter searching of the heartQuickened with passion and with painWe rise to play a greater part.This is the faith from which we startMen shall know commonwealth againFrom bitter searching of the heart.— Frank Scott (1899-1985) 9 Oct 2020 – The Phantom Republics; 
Read More

Strategic Nonviolent Struggle Spreads

By Rene Wadlow. “In the face of felt oppression;  strategic nonviolent struggle can become a viable alternative both to violence and also to passive submission.  You have to learn as much about nonviolent struggle as possible; know your own situation as well
Read More

Reignited Armed Conflict Between Armenia and Azerbaijan: Could Violence Spread?.

On 27 September 2020;  military forces from Azerbaijan moved into six villages held by Armenian forces in the Nagorno-Karabakh area.  The Prime Minister of Armenia Nikol Pachinian in a television broadcast warned that the two countries were “on the edge of war
Read More

Mali: More Instability in an Unstable Region.

The 18 August  2020 coup by Malian military leaders brought an end to the unstable government of Ibrahim Boubacar Keita;  widely known by his initials IBK.  He had come to power on 22 March 2012 in another military coup;  which had ended
Read More

South China Sea Delimitation Disputes: Good Faith Negotiations Needed.

By Rene Wadlow. There are several maritime delimitation disputes;  that are currently dangerous and require good-faith negotiations to prevent increased tensions. World Citizens had played an important role in the Law of the Sea Conference (UNCLOS) negotiations;  and in the creation of
Read More