10 routes to peace

10 routes to peace

The pressures on our world are serious, and expected to grow. If we take the following approaches, peace will be more likely. It’s time to ditch the military habit...

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NI 515 - Making peace in a world at war - September, 2018
These three Yemeni girls are among the 3.1 million people displaced by the war. They stand by the shredded remains of their tents in Abs settlement, which is regularly damaged by passing sandstorms.Photo: Giles Clarke, UN OCHA / Getty Images

Who cares?

Hazel Healy investigates the challenges facing 21st century humanitarian action.

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NI 511 - Humanitarianism under attack - April, 2018
Illicit crops are still the only option for farmers like Arnulfo Perdomo.Photo: Shahidul Alam/DRIK

War on coca farmers continues

Inside the deeply-rooted economy of cocaine production and trafficking in Colombia, and how it might undermine Colombia’s peace. Bram Ebus reports.

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NI 509 - What's left for the young? - January, 2018
Pablo Beltrán and others in the ELN’s peace delegation address the media during talks in Quito earlier this year.Photo: EFE News Agency/Alamy Stock Photo

Guerrillas gamble for peace

The clock is ticking for peace in Colombia. Next month a ceasefire with the ELN, the last remaining leftwing guerrilla organization in the country, is due to run out. Guerrilla leader Pablo Beltrán of Colombia’s ELN talks to Mónica del Pilar Uribe Marín.

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NI 508 - Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent - December, 2017

The dangerous dignity of war

Mark Engler asks why it only takes a bit of a bomb-dropping and sabre-rattling to rally the reporters and bestow a presidential aura on our leaders.

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NI 507 - Humans vs robots - November, 2017
A portrait of Kurdistan Communities Union (KCK) female leader Bese Hozat.

‘Freedom can’t be contained by a wall’

In an explosive interview to New Internationalist, the Kurdish female leader Bese Hozat opens up about peace, the party’s view on the region and the independence referendum in South Kurdistan, and accuses Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the West to have incubated Isis. By Karlos Zurutuza.

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NI 504 - The Equality Effect - July, 2017
Standing to attention – but how attentive to locals’ needs are UN peacekeepers?Photo: Xinhua/Alamy Stock Photo

How not to build peace

UN peacekeeping is big business, but is it achieving its aims? asks Louisa Waugh.

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NI 495 - Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist - September, 2016
Photo: Pedro Szekely

Calculating the environmental benefits of peace in Colombia

The costs of the 50-year conflict add up to ecocide. Doug Weir reports.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
Gaza, February 2007.Photo by Marcin Monko

Universalizing environmental and human rights

As UN special rapporteur on the right to a healthy environment presents his report today, Doug Weir explains why this is especially important in armed conflict.

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NI 490 - Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West - March, 2016
UN peacekeepers in disgrace

UN peacekeepers in disgrace

The United Nations has to rebuild public trust, says Tom Lawson.

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NI 488 - 10 economic myths - December, 2015
Photo: AHRDO

Making Waves: Afghanistan's theatre of the oppressed

Encouraging people to act out their trauma results not just in empathy but in action. Hjalmar Jorge Joffre-Eichhorn has witnessed the transformation first hand.

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NI 473 - The politics of language loss - June, 2014
Western journalists rarely mention anything about hope, resilience or, dare I say it, even joy, in Central African Republic.

Letter from Bangui: Writing off Central Africa

Violence is only part of the country’s story, as Ruby Diamonde would like to remind Western journalists.

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NI 470 - Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth - March, 2014
The smiles say it all: a Red Cross worker brings news of lost family.Boris Heger/ICRC

Lost and found

The Red Cross is painstakingly reuniting families torn apart by conflict, reports Libby Powell.

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NI 454 - Co-operatives - July, 2012
Survivor: Nagasaki bomb victim Sumiteru Taniguchi looks at a photo of himself taken in 1945. His horrific burns have required 17 operations.

Nuclear weapons: a history

From the Manhattan Project and Hiroshima, to the Cold War, North Korea and beyond, nuclear fission has changed everything.

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NI 412 - Dropping the bomb - June, 2008

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Article title From magazine Publication date
Making peace in a world at war September, 2018
Humanitarianism under attack April, 2018
What's left for the young? January, 2018
Clampdown! Criminalizing dissent December, 2017
Humans vs robots November, 2017
The Equality Effect August, 2017
Trade unions - rebuild, renew, resist September, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
Blood brothers - Saudi Arabia and the West March, 2016
10 economic myths December, 2015
The politics of language loss June, 2014
Commodities - the pitfalls of resource wealth March, 2014
Co-operatives July, 2012
Dropping the bomb June, 2008
World food crisis March, 1973
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