Sir, let us for a moment consider the importance of the U.S. involvement in Afghanistan (“U.S. to End Combat Role in Afghanistan as Early as Next Year, Panetta Says”, editorial February 1) . There are three main reasons of why the U.S. should not rush for the exit. First, as we all know: stability takes time. It is important to stress that there has been development, with... Read More About The U.S. should not rush for an exit »
Since October 2010 members of the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) have attended the annual Open Debate on Women, Peace and Security in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) as visitors from civil society. The Open Debate in the last week of October reviews UNSC Resolution 1325 since its adoption in 2000. This is the time when UN Member States,... Read More About Attending Open Debates in the United Nations Security Council as civil society – a listening exercise or an opportunity for change? »
I believe the Iranians are not pursuing nuclear weaponry , therefore no military action against Iran should take place..I think the nuclear weapons card is a replay of the WMDs card used in the rape and destruction of Iraq. What do you think? Read More About ATTACK ON IRAN? »
The most recent version of the Global Study on Homicide prepared by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime shows that Central America has the dubious honor of being one of the most violent regions in the world. Honduras leads the ranking of the countries with highest murder rate with 86 homicides per every 100.000 inhabitants, followed by El Salvador with 71 homicides per every... Read More About 'Mano Dura' and Public Safety. Is There an Alternative? »
Regarding “Egyptians gather in Cairo to mark uprising”, 25.01.2012 , opinions reported from Tahrir Square differed widely as to what should be celebrated – but giving the anniversary an early label may endanger the inclusiveness of the transition process altogether. One year after the first protestors gathered on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, Egypt is in a state of flux. While people... Read More About Anniversary of what? One year after the uprising in Egypt »
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