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Peace Negotiations

A "Peace Community" Tries Nonviolent Resistance in Colombia

Nikki Drake | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics
Nikki Drake

We are now more than two years into the Colombian peace talks. Meeting in Havana, negotiators for the Colombian government and its principal antagonist, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), have been trying to agree upon an intricate deal to end the country's long-running armed conflict.

It's Time for a New Strategy

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 06.05.2015 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

Contrary to common wisdom, the turmoil sweeping the Middle East, the convergence of multiple conflicts, and future uncertainties have created new compelling circumstances that support the resumption of the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.

Continuing Rabin's Legacy: The Practical Path to Peace

Danny Attar | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics
Danny Attar

During the past few weeks, as the elections approach, right-wing parties repeat time and again that "there is no partner" on the Palestinian side, but we have shown that this is just an excuse used by nationalists who don't want there to be a partner.

Smart Power Through Inclusivity in an Increasingly Volatile World

Melanne Verveer | Posted 02.14.2015 | World
Melanne Verveer

Focusing on women, peace and security does not mean shifting focus from "hard" to "soft" issues. Women constitute half the world's population. Incorporating their perspectives is not merely the right thing to do, it is also the smart and strategic thing to do.

A Sole Woman at the Negotiating Table for Peace

Shadia Marhaban | Posted 08.26.2014 | Impact
Shadia Marhaban

I was part of such a peace process that produced an agreement to end a 30 year bloody conflict between the Government of the Republic of Indonesia and the Free Aceh Movement (GAM). That was almost ten years ago.

3 Reasons Why Peace Negotiations Fail

Jer Swigart | Posted 07.20.2014 | Impact
Jer Swigart

Peace negotiations fail when they cause us to memorialize our own pain while ignoring the pain of the other and encouraging us to protect our own assets, even to develop strategies to gain more.

Colombian Peace Process and Cease-Fire Gets Big Boost From International Legislators

Dan Kovalik | Posted 07.20.2014 | Politics
Dan Kovalik

At a critical juncture for the Colombian peace process, 245 lawmakers from the U.S. Congress, the Irish and UK Parliaments, and the Northern Irish Assembly have sent a letter of support to the Colombian government and FARC peace negotiators.

Colombia: Peace and Drugs

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 07.19.2014 | World
Lisa Haugaard

The peace process between the Colombian government and the FARC-EP guerrillas reached the halfway mark on May 16, 2014 with a ground-breaking agreement on how to treat drug production and trafficking.

Yes to Peace in Colombia

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 02.05.2014 | World
Lisa Haugaard

The Colombian government and the FARC guerrilla group signed an agreement showing that this peace process has a real chance to end a 50-year war in which hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, kidnapped and disappeared.

Communicating With Rogue States: The Power of the Weak

Peter T. Coleman, PhD | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Peter T. Coleman, PhD

Syria, North Korea, and Iran. Intractable, entrenched destructive conflicts like these typically reject out of hand strong-arm attempts pressing for peace and stability. Peace does sometimes emerge out of long-term conflicts, and one path is through the power of powerlessness.

In Colombia, Land Is the Future

Tim McCully | Posted 06.03.2013 | World
Tim McCully

We never thought implementing the Victims' and Land Restitution Law would be easy, but failure to implement it will mean thousands of farmers left vulnerable to attack, with no land to farm or feed the nation.

As Colombian Peace Negotiations Kick Off, Many Colombians Already Agree that Land Restitution Must Take Place

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 01.20.2013 | World
Lisa Haugaard

For Colombians brutally displaced during the war, there needs to be some justice and accountability for the violence that drove them from their homes. Without a degree of justice, there simply won't be the safety they need to return.

Joshua Hersh

Israel-Palestine Peace Talks To Resume Next Week With Little Signs Of Breakthrough | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.06.2012 | World

JERUSALEM -- Israeli and Palestinian interlocutors return to the negotiating table on Monday for the second round of rare face-to-face talks that prom...

Joshua Hersh

Kim Jong Il's Death Threatens To Undermine U.S. Negotiations | Joshua Hersh | Posted 12.19.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- On the day after North Korean leader Kim Jong Il's death was announced to the world, top American diplomats were due to meet at the Stat...

Root Causes Behind the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse

Alon Ben-Meir | Posted 09.10.2011 | World
Alon Ben-Meir

The trauma experienced by both sides prior to, and as a result of, the founding of Israel has been reinforced by wars and misdeeds by each side that have fostered a deeply embedded culture of mistrust between the two peoples

David Wood

Battered and Bloodied, But U.S, Taliban Not Ready For Peace Talks | David Wood | Posted 06.14.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- As the Afghan war’s 10th fighting season gets underway, both U.S.-led troops and Taliban insurgents are battered and bloodied. Militar...

Another Unilateral Disaster?

Sara Reef | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Sara Reef

Time and again, history has shown how unilateral declarations in the Arab-Israeli conflict do not result in increased peace or security.

Palestinians and Israelis Call for Peace on Eve of Tragedy in Hebron, West Bank

Alison Avigayil Ramer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alison Avigayil Ramer

As negotiations began in Washington, a grave isolated act of violence took place on Route 60, near Hebron, and four Israeli settlers were killed.

What Was Israel Supposed to Do?

Cenk Uygur | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cenk Uygur

Every day now, I hear someone saying, "What was Israel supposed to do? Hamas keeps firing rockets into their country." So, here is a quick list of the things they were supposed to do.