• A German Diplomat, Wolfgang Ischinger, Is Honored for Disarmament Work

    by  • February 19, 2018 • 

    A prestigious prize related to nuclear disarmament that has been given to Americans and Russians in the past has been awarded to a German, Wolfgang Ischinger, for the first time. The Nunn-Lugar Award for Promoting Nuclear Security honored Ischinger, a 71-year-old former diplomat, at the annual Munich Security Conference this month. The prize “recognizes...

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    Thank You, UN, for Validating Indigenous People

    by  • February 15, 2018 • 

    Indigenous people, several millions of them, live in more than 80 countries and have long suffered, and continue to suffer, from injustices. Until 1981, they had no global forum in which to appear to plead for justice and for respect of their inalienable rights. That year, the director of the United Nations Division of...

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    As Sweden and Canada Push a ‘Feminist Foreign Policy,’ Others Resist the Label

    by  • February 12, 2018 • 

    After years of civil war, Somalia is beginning to build democratic institutions with support from the West, even as horrific violence repeatedly strikes the capital, Mogadishu. Help from foreign countries and regional groups — such as the European Union, Italy and the United States — was provided in Somalia’s 2016 election, where electoral processes...

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