This article compares the 2020 Netflix movie Sergio with the 2008 biography that inspired it: Chasing the Flame: One Man’s Fight to Save the World, written by Samantha Power. Both tell the real-life story of Sergio Vieira de Mello, the Brazilian philosopher and UN diplomat who was the main target
Joe Schumacher quizzes Elizabeth Griffin of Essex University on her Amnesty International sponsored inquiry into Human Rights and the Justice system in Afghanistan. She argues for a bigger role for the UN and greater emphasis on security first.
A Generation previously protest music both reflected an era of political ferment and helped push the agenda for peaceful change. Joseph Schumacher looks at the current state of protest music and wonders what happened.
Islam: Fighting the Darkness Within Author: Mohammed Abu-Nimer Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on 12/01/2005 The November 27th kidnapping of four members of Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT)—Tom Fox (54), of the United States, Norman Kember (74) of Great Britain, and James Lonely (41) and Hameet Singh Sooden (32)
"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any State, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations."
UPEACE Professor Victoria Fontan gives a personal and candid account of academic repression in the United States, exposing, as she puts it "how my research, teaching, and writings were repressed by different sources both within and outside my academic institution during the 2003-2004 year, and how this repression led me
Even in pursuit of the most laudable purposes, the use of military force exacerbates rather than transforms conflict, and perpetuates the cycle of violence and injustice. This is true in compelling cases as well, such as efforts to thwart gross violations of human rights, or for other humanitarian purposes.
Chicken Little Vs Ostrich Author: Matthew Norton Originally Published at Peace and Conflict Monitor on: 09/30/2003 Category: Editorial Perhaps the birds are our Scylla and our Charybdis. On the one hand is hellfire and apocalypse, a vast retribution for our vast sins. Our comeuppance is a looming strife or
President Bush's trip to Africa poses many questions, including the nature of US influence there and elsewhere, the extent to which African states can play off the US against the EU, and the effect on weapons research. Matt Norton in this guest editorial takes a journey through some of the