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Disarming of MILF starts

KUALA LUMPUR—The difficult process of disarming Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) rebels after a decades-long insurgency has started, negotiators said on Sunday, with the decommissioning of a first batch of firearms expected before yearend. 660 more words

DEVC 202

News You Really Need To See: "Trapped in Violence and Forgotten"

“Trapped in Violence and Forgotten”

The Washington Post, September 28, 2014, p.A1

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/2014/09/27/in-congo-trapped-in-violence-and-forgotten/

“It is a war that has claimed an estimated 5 million lives, many from starvation, disease and other conflict-related causes, since 1998 — more casualties than the wars in Vietnam, Afghanistan and Iraq combined, and more than any conflict since World War II.   241 more words

Military

[Reading Response] Funny Boy by Shyam Selvadurai

After reading Blue Boy, I couldn’t help but noticing how similar the title of this book was. I bought the book when I was in college, looking through the Gay and Lesbian section in Barns and Noble near the campus. 1,584 more words

Gay Youth

News You Really Need To See: "South Sudan's Looming Disaster: Famine in the Wake of Civil War"

“South Sudan’s Looming Disaster: Famine in the Wake of Civil War”

The Washington Post, August 25, 2014, p.A6

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/to-south-sudans-woes-add-famine–50000-kids-at-risk-of-death/2014/08/23/19c21638-2949-11e4-86ca-6f03cbd15c1a_story.html

“Less than four years after South Sudan declared independence from Sudan, a milestone that successive U.S. 294 more words

Africa

News You Really Need To See: "Latvia’s Tensions With Russians at Home Persist in Shadow of Ukraine Conflict"

“Latvia’s Tensions With Russians at Home Persist in Shadow of Ukraine Conflict”

The New York Times, August 24, 2014, p.A10

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/24/world/europe/latvias-tensions-with-russians-at-home-persist-in-shadow-of-ukraine.html?_r=0

“History has bequeathed this Baltic port capital much beauty, captured in elegant Art Nouveau buildings or the Gothic church steeples that stud the windswept skyline.   310 more words

World History

Don't Lay Down Your Arms, Aceh Edition

As part of a new paper, I’ve been doing research on decentralization in Aceh, Indonesia. Bringing to a conclusion an approximately 20-year insurgency, the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) and Indonesian government came together in a spirit of comity following the devastating… 502 more words

Decentralization