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Extremism, prevention, global inequality, ISIS and migration

Events in the Middle East continue to horrify and escalate in equal measure. Last week Jordan vowed all manner of action against ISIS in Syria for burning a pilot alive, this week Egypt bombed ISIS in Libya for beheading 21 Coptic Christians. 407 more words

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Jordan and ISIS: more bombing, less peace

Last week when ISIS burned the Jordanian pilot, Moaz al-Kassasbeh, and Jordan responded by hanging two prisoners already sentenced to death for crimes committed as part of al-Qa’eda, Arise TV in London asked me to comment. 337 more words

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Planetary Boundaries and the risks we run as we cross them

The Stockholm Resilience Centre has produced a new study of the planetary boundaries, a concept it first unleashed on the planet in 2009. It reveals a worsening situation. 800 more words

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Bombing in the Middle East again: three easy questions

The West is a couple of weeks into the latest air campaign in the Middle East, targeting the group we know among other names as ISIS. 1,732 more words

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Rwanda and the power of talk

As International Alert’s Talking Peace Festival continues in London with art, discussion, humour, photography and cuisine, we have also released this short film encapsulating our work in Rwanda.

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International Peace Day message from Desmond Tutu

Each year, 21 September is the International day of Peace, declared as such by the UN. Each day, the Day gets better known. Last year on this blog I recorded a message. 43 more words

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Israeli-Palestinian Ceasefire after 7 Long Weeks

What is this Gaza Strip we have been hearing so much about?

The Gaza Strip is a small Palestinian territory smack dab in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, Israel, and a small portion of Egypt. 402 more words