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Tolkien and Zamenhof are two of imaginary languages' most successful proponents – yet their aims were very different.
Donald Trump brings aggression into the US Presidency that threatens world stability.
One of the messages coming out of Donald Trump's victory is that his supporters are rejecting the tolerance and cosmopolitanism of the past 30 years.
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos wins the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.
Scholars share their research with former combatants in Colombia, after a majority of Colombians voted against a peace deal. Can understanding reintegration help peace negotiations move forward?
Juan Manuel Santos: changing how we think about peace.
Why would anyone award a prize to a rejected peace deal?
University students and supporters of the peace deal protest during a rally in Bogotá, Colombia.
Few Colombians who have been displaced by violence voted on the peace deal from abroad. An expert in conflict resolution explains why their voices must be part of the peace process.
On October 2, the Colombian people will decide the future of their country.
As Colombians head to the polls for the October 2 referendum to permanently end the country's civil war, everything from grief and hope to partisan politics will factor into their decision.
Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos and FARC leader Ridrigo Lodono announce the signed peace accord in Cartagena.
The peace accords signed by the FARC and the Colombian govenment on September 26 are momentous, but they're only the beginning of the path to peace.
Imprisoned members of FARC at the camp where they will ratify a peace deal with the government.
The peace deal in Colombia is not only a welcome surprise after 50 years of war, it's also groundbreaking. If Colombians vote in favor, it could offer hope for other countries in conflict.
Colombians celebrate the peace agreement.
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History was made with the agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC. Making the gesture a reality will require a concerted effort from all involved.
Riot police on the streets of Athens in early May.
A Brexit would be a chance to actually create a European project – but the EU needs to be dismantled first.
Dale una oportunidad a la paz.
Colombia has set up a new peace process to secure justice for hundreds of thousands of victims of the FARC. But it's tried and failed at this approach before.
These participants in a seminar on advocacy and peacebuilding are part of a generation of young people working for global peace and security.
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When nearly half the world's people are under 24 years old, they clearly have a critical role to play in working for peace and security around the world.
Violence has become a normal part of life in Somalia and some other countries.
A growing field of policy analysis now focuses on reducing armed violence. Remarkable consensus has emerged at high policy levels around the basic elements of an approach to reduce violence.
Wided Bouchamaoui, president of Tunisia’s Employers’ Organisation and a member of Tunisia’s National Dialogue Quartet.
By forging to dialogue to achieve consensus, Tunisia's Quartet are worthy winners.
A Syrian refugee flees from ISIS attack.
There were more airstrikes against ISIS this July 4 weekend. Most politicians agree that ‘war is the answer.’ But here’s an argument that peacebuilding is the only realistic way to defeat ISIS.
South Africa has seen an upsurge in protests recently, but can it really be said to be less peaceful than dictatorships such as Equatorial Guinea and Gambia?
Indexes such as the Global Peace Index are used by a wide variety of players to make decisions ranging from investments to providing other support. But do they deserve this level of credibility?
A Quaker ambulance driver in Germany.
The government is unveiling commemorative paving stones laid in the birth places of those members of the British Empire forces in World War I who received the Victoria Cross for their bravery. The government’s…