UPCOMING PROGRAMMES: March – May 2012 www.patrir.ro/training or email@example.com IPDTC Online Operational Peace Support System 1. Complex Emergencies and the Nature of Conflicts in Africa (CENCA) 5th of March – 6th of April, 2012 2. Early Warning, Early Response and Contemporary Peace Operations (EWER) 16th of April – 18th of May, 2012 ... Read More About Call for applications: Global Peacebuilding Programmes for Experts, Practitioners & Policy Makers »
Sir, let us for a moment consider the importance of the involvement of the Arab League in Syria. (“Gulf Arab States to pull observers from Syria” January 24 ). There are three main reasons of why the Arab League’s observer mission in Syria must continue. First, solutions must be found regionally as the solution – change must come from within the region and not from the international... Read More About Why the Arab League's observer mission in Syria must continue »
26 Jan. 2012 By Marte Hellema, Sharon Bhagwan Rolls and Augusto Miclat Jr. In ‘Bougainville President talks of visit to former Philippines insurgents’ of Jan. 24, 2012, it is encouraging to hear President John Momis recognize that help is needed, but post-conflict reconstruction processes cannot be copy-pasted. Although the eagerness of Bougainville for foreign assistance on... Read More About Post-Conflict Reconstruction Processes Cannot Be Copy-Pasted »
The article “ Drone strike kills 4 in Pakistan, officials say ” (January 23, 2012, CNN) raises questions regarding the sincerity of US statements of “regret” following the NATO drone strike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers in November 2011. The US should honour its moratorium on drone strikes endorsed in the wake of this misguided attack, and there are three primary reasons for this. ... Read More About Drone Strike Revival in Pakistan »
The article " Egyptians Mass on First Anniversary of Revolt " (New York Times, January 25th 2012), highlights a tendency within the international community to see quick solutions to complex problems. Despite continual unrest, we cannot be impatient with the pace of change in Egypt. The international community – including the media – must, quite simply, back off. Firstly,... Read More About Time for patience in Egypt »
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