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Sydney 'siege', and scattered thoughts on 'terror'

Some scattered thoughts on ‘terror’ this week in the aftermath of the Sydney ‘siege’ – when people were held hostage for 16 hours in a cafe in the city by a man claiming links to IS (‘Islamic State’) – closely followed by a horrific massacre of 145 school children in Peshawar, Pakistan by the Taliban. 1,380 more words

Building Peace

European Parliament calls for progress towards peace between secure Israel & independent and contiguous Palestine

As an inhabitant of the Brussels ‘bubble’, I would say that every week brings something interesting. This year has been particularly eventful with the elections for the European Parliament and then the restructuring of the European Commission. 601 more words


Smart Power through Inclusivity in an Increasingly Volatile World

Originally posted on Huffington Post here.

The brutality of ISIS, Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the Ebola epidemic are issues that give us the sense that we are returning to a harsher and more violent world of “realpolitik” than what we have witnessed during the last couple of decades. 894 more words

Guest Bloggers

Human Rights Day: Women, Peace, and Security

Originally posted on the Clinton Foundation blog here.

Agents of Peace, Agents of Change

Today, on Human Rights Day, No Ceilings: The Full Participation Project… 626 more words

Guest Bloggers


The world is over-armed and peace is under-funded.” — Ban Ki-moon

I recently discovered that, according to the European Defence Agency, in 2012 EU governments spent… 662 more words


Making SDG #16 work

This article, written in August, was included in the UK UN Association’s recent publication Global Development Goals: Partnerships for Progress

The proposed SDGs are no substitute for an activist, context-based approach to development. 1,298 more words

International Development