ISS Today: Do global actors have what it takes to help Burundi?

ISS Today: Do global actors have what it takes to help Burundi?

Burundi’s ongoing political instability highlights the stark divide between global conflict prevention rhetoric and practice.   By Priyal Singh for ISS TODAY.  First published by ISS Today • Since Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza announced that he would run for a third term in early 2015, political instability across the country has tested the limits of […]

Religion and Peacebuilding

Religion and Peacebuilding

  By Heather Dubois • Religion, after all, is a powerful constituent of cultural norms and values, and because it addresses the most profound existential issues of human life (e.g., freedom and inevitability, fear and faith, security and insecurity, right and wrong, sacred and profane), religion is deeply implicated in individual and social conceptions of […]

A Comparative Study of World’s Truth Commissions: From Madness to Hope

A Comparative Study of World’s Truth Commissions: From Madness to Hope

  By Bishnu Pathak • The objective of this paper is to explore the initiatives and practices of different countries in truth seeking. Many countries during the post-conflict, colonial, slavery, anarchical and cultural genocide periods establish the Truth Commissions to respond to the past human wrongdoings: crimes and crimes against humanity. Enforced Disappearances (ED), killings, […]

70 years and half a trillion dollars later: what has the UN achieved?

70 years and half a trillion dollars later: what has the UN achieved?

• The United Nations has saved millions of lives and boosted health and education across the world. But it is bloated, undemocratic – and very expensive. The United Nations has saved millions of lives and boosted health and education across the world. But it is bloated, undemocratic – and very expensive. By Chris McGreal, The […]