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Beyond Fragile States: Spotting Fragile Cities is Key

Manal Omar | Posted 04.01.2016 | World
Manal Omar

Fragile states are tremendous problems when viewed at the national level, and no uniform set of prescriptions fits every unique situation. Sometimes, the key is to focus in on local conflicts where symptoms can be more easily identified and treated.

Peacebuilding Reboot

Sheldon Himelfarb | Posted 03.24.2015 | Impact
Sheldon Himelfarb

The overwhelming majority of conflict resolution work done in the 1990s and 2000s was funded by governments. But today's peacetech projects are launched by digital humanitarians bootstrapping their own startups.

Radio Beijing in the Middle East

Joseph Braude | Posted 04.08.2014 | World
Joseph Braude

Like American public diplomacy efforts in the Arab world, the Confucius Institute--the franchise of Chinese educational facilities that was promoted in the Arabic CRI broadcast--also encounters opposition in some countries where it maintains a presence.

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.

Blessed Be The Peacemakers: Mourning Dekha Ibrahim Abdi

Katherine Marshall | Posted 09.20.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

An egg is delicate and fragile, but given the right conditions, it gives life. You have to nurture the fragile potential for peace. Negotiations and peace agreements are just the beginning.