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Peacemaking

The choice for war or peace is ours to make. But we have to choose.

The Ironies of Peace The Ironies of Peace
by Michael Nagler
Michael Nagler reflects on President Obamas acceptance speech for the Nobel Peace Prize.
A New Beginning with the Muslim World A New Beginning with the Muslim World
by Farrah Hassen
If the administration is serious about building a new relationship with the Muslim world, it should implement one basic, non-ideological, cost-effective policy: Stop killing Muslims.
Why is Costa Rica Smiling? Why is Costa Rica Smiling?
by Lisa Gale Garrigues
How a focus on peace is helping this Central American country top the Happy Planet Index.
When Our Leaders Fail to Lead When Our Leaders Fail to Lead
by David Korten
We have to make them. What David Korten learned from his experiences during the Vietnam War.
Obama's Afghanistan Speech: Where Do We Go from Here? Obama's Afghanistan Speech: Where Do We Go from Here?
by Phyllis Bennis
What the president said, what he left out, and what we can still do to promote peace.
Rethinking Iran Rethinking Iran
by Duran Parsi
Commentary: Iran's opposition movement has achieved real success in the tangible altering of Iran’s nuclear policy, heightened efforts at economic stabilization, and a toned-down foreign policy.
People Power Brought Down the Berlin Wall
by Sarah van Gelder
Some say it was Ronald Reagan's toughness that forced down the wall. But detente between East and West and grassroots people's movements deserve the credit.
Rethinking Afghanistan Rethinking Afghanistan
by Jim Wallis
Counter-insurgency? Counter-terrorism? What we need is a whole new approach—leading with development and the knowledge of NGOs on the ground, writes Jim Wallis.
Finding an Exit from the Afghan Trap Finding an Exit from the Afghan Trap
by Patrick Seale
The current debate in Washington, focused on troop numbers and military strategy, has failed to give any serious attention to the possibility of bringing the Afghan war to an end by political means.
8 Years of War—And What Do We Get? 8 Years of War—And What Do We Get?
by Jo Comerford
The skyrocketing costs and casualties of the war in Afghanistan should make us re-evaluate our national priorities and broaden our definition of security.
Nobel Committee, Strategic as Ever, Taps Obama for Peace Prize Nobel Committee, Strategic as Ever, Taps Obama for Peace Prize
by Robert Naiman
In giving this award, the Committee is saying to the U.S.: "Showing signs of significant improvement. Keep up the good work."
How to Exit Afghanistan How to Exit Afghanistan
by Erik Leaver
An exit strategy is the best way to support Afghanistan's long-term prospects for peace and prosperity.
Costa Rica Creates Department of Peace Costa Rica Creates Department of Peace
by Susie Shutts
Former justice ministry will now focus on promoting peace and conflict resolution.
Let's Think Peace Let's Think Peace
Huong, an artist, peace activist, and former refugee who fled her native Vietnam in 1975, has painted her visions of war and peace for more than three decades.
People We Love: Heng Monychenda People We Love: Heng Monychenda
by Lynsi Burton
Peaceful approach in rural Cambodia
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