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The golden Dome of the Rock Islamic shrine, a holy site for Muslims, stands close to the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest site, in an aerial view of Jerusalem’s Old City. David Silverman/Getty Images

Israelis and Palestinians warring over a homeland is far from unique

Conflicts over the Alsace-Lorraine region and Northern Ireland offer examples of how territory is often at the center of a conflict − and what is necessary to pave the path to peace.
British soldiers stand behind barbed wire in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1970. Critics of the new law say it will not aid reconciliation and risks deepening divisions. (AP Photo)

New law sidesteps British culpability in Northern Ireland’s Troubles

Opponents of the U.K. government’s Northern Ireland Troubles Act argue it violates the Good Friday Agreement by denying victims their right to justice.
U.K. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, left, and European Commission chief Ursula von der Leyen announce their new trade agreement. Dan Kitwood/Pool/AFP via Getty Images

New EU-UK trade deal has promise for Northern Ireland and US as well

A newly approved trade deal could be an opportunity to return Northern Ireland’s political attention to pressing issues of health care, housing, energy costs and inflation.
Olmedo Vega spent 35 years as a FARC guerrilla commander before moving to the Agua Bonita demobilisation camp. Photograph: Juan Pablo Valderrama

Inside a reintegration camp for Colombia’s ex-guerrilla fighters: ‘Words of reconciliation are our only weapons now’

The outcome of Colombia’s presidential election has major implications for the survival of its historic peace deal, and the prospects of former combatants who have committed to a life without conflict

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