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Roots of Conflicts and Lasting Peace in Africa: IPPNW Affiliates Prioritize Prevention

by Kelvin Kibet, IPPNW International Student Representative

The hope for future sustainable peace in Africa is prevention. Amidst all the violent conflicts in multiple countries, including but not limited to Mali, Somalia, Central African Republic, Nigeria, South Sudan and Ethiopia, we have to realize that without addressing the very roots of conflicts in these countries we may not stand a chance at lasting peace. 687 more words


"Everyone knows Newton as the great scientist. Few remember that he spent half his life muddling with alchemy, looking for the philosopher's stone. That was the pebble by the seashore he really wanted to find"*...

Alchemy is one of the most curious subjects in the history of science–it evokes both method and magic in popular imagination. Teniers brilliantly juxtaposes light and shadow in his paintings, leaving the viewer unsure just how illuminating alchemy really is.

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U.S. Establishment: Nixing Arms Control, by Ray McGovern

Russia is, if Putin is to be believed, open to negotiations on arms control. It’s not clear if anyone of the US side is. From Ray McGovern at consortiumnews.com: 335 more words

Foreign Policy

Can Trump Come Back from a Blunder on North Korea

Richard N. Holwill (Ecuador, 1988-1989; Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, 1990-1993)


The Kim dynasty has long sought to bring legitimacy to the country formally known as Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and informally as North Korea. 375 more words

East Asia And Pacific

Slaughterbots (2017)

What is it?

The 2017 arms-control advocacy short film Slaughterbots.

What is it about?

This is how the Wikipedia describes this short film:

Slaughterbots is a 2017 arms-control advocacy video presenting a dramatized near-future scenario where swarms of inexpensive microdrones use artificial intelligence and facial recognition to assassinate political opponents based on preprogrammed criteria.

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News from Norway: Russia and the Floating Nuclear Power Plant

Thomas A. Loftus (Norway, 1993-1998)

Cross posted from Madison.com


When they learned of the Russian plan, 5 million Norwegians fell off their skis.

This June, two nuclear reactors on a barge — a floating nuclear power plant christened the “Akademik Lomonosov” — will be towed from the naval shipyard in St. 801 more words


Munich insecurities conference 2018

The 2018 edition of the Munich Security Conference (MSC), a top level meeting on peace and security issues, was held on 16-18 February. Among the participants… 1,068 more words

Conflict & Peace