Nicosia Beyond Barriers. Voices From A Divided City

A.Savin (Wikimedia Commons · WikiPhotoSpace), FAL, Alev Adil, Aydin Mehmet Ali, Bahriye Kemal, Maria Petrides (Eds.) (London: Saqi Books, 2019, 249pp.) Negotiations on the future of Cyprus encouraged by the United Nations remain deadlocked.  There is on the one hand a largely Greek-led Cyprus which
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A Multilateral Framework for Afghan Negotiations.

U.S. Department of State from United States, Public domain, Afghan Negotiations: Joint Statement of Extended Troika on Peaceful Settlement in Afghanistan. On 30 April 2021, the representatives of what is called the Extended Troika – the U.S.A., Russia, China and Pakistan –
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Rabindranath Tagore: The Call of the Universal Real.

As Tagore emphasized, the creative impulse was rooted in man’s desire to enhance the experiences of life.  Man shared with the Divine Spirit the possibility of shaping the material world as well as his own personality according to the implicit laws of
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Building Stronger Conflict Prevention Networks.

Photo by TheAndrasBarta in Pixabay  By Rene Wadlow. As we reflect on current armed conflicts;  on which the Association of World Citizens has proposed measures for conflict resolution: – Nagorno-Karabakh, Yemen, Syria, Ukraine-Donetsk-Lougansk- Russia – we ask ourselves if we are to be
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That Cooler Heads May Prevail.

Photo by Devanath in Pixabay  Vijay Mehta. When the drums of war start beating;  can cooler heads prevail and negotiations in good faith start?.  Vijay Mehta has written a useful overview of efforts to create a Department of Peace;  within governments so that
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Cyprus: Toward a Non-territorial Con-federation?

British Army official photographer, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. Three days, 27-29 April 2021, of “informal” talks on the future of Cyprus were held in Geneva under the leadership of U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres.  There have been no formal negotiations on the
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International Worker’s Day. A Path of Sacrifices.

Photo by Free-Photos in Pixabay, Photo by Free-Photos in Pixabay, Photo by Michal Jarmoluk in Pixabay May 1st commemorates the date that definitely marked the fight for labor demands. Being one of the most important achievements; the reduction of the working day to a maximum
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International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace.

photo by 995645 in Pixabay. 24 April, International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace was established by the U.N. General Assembly and first observed on 24 April 2019. The resolution establishing the Day is in part a reaction to the “America First, America First”
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Antonio Gramsci: A Cultural Base for Positive Action.

Emilio J. Rodríguez Posada, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. By Dr. Rene Wadlow. Antonio Gramsci (22 January 1891 – 24 April 1937); was an Italian Socialist; and then Communist editor ; who is best known for his notebooks of reflections; that he
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The Day of Mother Earth: Living in Harmony with Nature.

Photo by Ben Tarver on Unsplash Basaseachi Waterfall, Cuauhtémoc City, Mexico. International Mother Earth Day on 22 April each year was established by the United Nations General Assembly in 2009.  Its aim is to promote living in harmony with Nature and to
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