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Feingold's Departing Remarks to Foggy Bottom Require an Addendum

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 04.28.2015 | Politics
Georgianne Nienaber

I was hopeful that Feingold would speak to the root causes of armed rebellions in the region. It was puzzling that the speech offered no mention of why armed groups are there in the first place. Does this reflect a fundamental misunderstanding, or worse, omission by State that illegal mining contributes to extreme poverty and deprivation?

New on the Mall: A Fitting Monument to Peacemaking

Katherine Gustafson | Posted 02.07.2012 | DC
Katherine Gustafson

Safdie's open, light-filled design befits an organization dedicated to the better angels of our nature -- the building has the grandeur of a typical D.C. landmark but exhibits an airiness unusual in the city's monuments.

Egypt and the US "We Know Best" Syndrome

Lisa Schirch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lisa Schirch

With countries across the Middle East now teetering between stability and change, it is hard to tell what President Obama means when he invokes the concept of stability.

Wikileaks Actually Shows US-Pakistan Relations Are Strong

Syed Yahya Hussainy | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Syed Yahya Hussainy

The past few days we have witnessed a lot of panic about the state of US-Pakistan relations following the release of secret diplomatic cables by the w...

Overcoming negative stereotypes in the South Caucasus

Daniel Maree | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daniel Maree

This guest post was written by Onnik Krikorian and originally appeared on the World Development Report 2011 blog on August 6, 2010. In the 16 yea...

The 10% Simple Solution to Peace

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Patrick Takahashi

Do we spend more money now to insure against that double dip, or do we curtail spending to reduce the national debt?

War Contractor Funds Peace Institute

William Hartung | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
William Hartung

Lockheed Martin, the world's largest weapons contractor, made a $1 million donation to the United States Institute of Peace.

Defusing Sudan's Ticking Time Bomb

Susan Morgan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Susan Morgan

Sudan's president has given the world loud and clear warning signs of his intent to commit more mass atrocities. This situation calls out for stepped up diplomacy and multilateral cooperation.