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.
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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
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Citizens of the World Diplomacy.

“The crisis today in human affairs is represented not by the absence of human capacity, but by the failure to recognize that the capacity exists. What gives hope its power is the release of human energies generated by the longing for something
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K.S. Komireddi. Malevolent Republic: A Short History of the New India.

(London: C. Hurst and Co. 2019). This is a lively analysis of Indian politics;   since independence.  The book is divided in two parts;  an account of the long period  when the Congress Party was in power;  and a second part on the
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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
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Religious Liberty: Continuing Efforts by NGOs Needed.

by Rene Wadlow. 22 August has been set by the United Nations General Assembly as the “International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief”. Due to Nazi and Japanese militarist persecution of religious groups during the
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Jammu and Kashmir: A year of Uncertainty, Regression of the Rule of Law, and Economic Decline.

by Rene Wadlow. On 5 August 2019; the Central Government of India put an end to article 370 of the Indian Constitution;  which provided autonomy for Jammu and Kashmir;  an autonomy which dated from shortly after Independence. Pre-Independence Kashmir was ultimately divided
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The World Interfaith Harmony Week : Steps Toward A Harmony Renaissance.

The United Nations General Assembly on 20 October 2010;  by resolution A/RES/65/PV.34.  Designated the first week of February of every year,  as the World Interfaith Harmony Week between all religions, faiths and beliefs. The General Assembly, building on its efforts for a
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Arthur Waley: Ways of Thought in Ancient China

Arthur Waley (1889-1966)  was an important cultural bridge-builder between China and the West.  He was a translator of Chinese and Japanese poetry and philosophical texts, especially the Taoist classic Tao Te Ching attributed to Lao Tsu.  At a time when there are increased political,
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Arnaud Desjardins: Cultural Bridge-builder and World Citizen

Arnaud Desjardins (1925-2011) was a leading figure in introducing the broader French public to the philosophies and religious practices of Asia. His films devoted to Tibetan Buddhist leaders, Indian religious teachers, Japanese Zen philosophers, and Afghan Sufis were widely shown on French
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