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Syria: We Will Not Become The Tyrant We Are Fighting

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Author: | Date: April 2013

I last spoke to Bashar Assad in 1996. He assured me then that as part of his inevitable ascent to power, change was coming. He knew he could not expect […]

Colombia: The Victims’ Hour

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Author: | Date: April 2013

In September 2012 Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos Calderón announced that the national government would begin peace negotiations with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The talks could end […]

Uganda: Restoring Hope

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Author: | Date: April 2013

In 2002, when Caroline was seventeen years old, she was abducted in northern Uganda by rebel soldiers in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a militant group responsible for recruiting child […]

A Local Woman with a Global Platform: Interview with Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee

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Author: | Date: April 2013

Ms. Leymah Gbowee is a peace activist, trained social worker, and women’s rights activist who was a leader of the women’s peace movement that helped end the Liberian civil war […]

Special Feature: Between Warning and Action: Preventing Mass Violence and Atrocities

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Author: | Date: April 2013

Since Cote d’Ivoire’s outbreak of violence in 2002, the country has been in a state of political crisis. In October 2010 the first round of the long-postponed presidential elections produced […]

The Price of Violence

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Author: | Date: April 2013

Violence costs society and taxpayers a lot of money—but how much? To help answer this question the Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP) has developed a new methodology to determine […]

Talking to Each Other: Developing Effective Education and Training Programs for Conflict Prevention, Stabilization, and Resolution

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Author: | Date: April 2013

The beginning of a new term for President Barack Obama marks a chance to assess the development of an integrated U.S. approach to conflict prevention and resolution. The mission remains […]

Building a Platform for Peace

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Author: | Date: April 2013

Peacebuilding is fundamentally about managing relationships, and there is nothing that technology effects more: Whether it is the relationships between institutions, ideologies, or individuals, the invention and adoption of new […]