What’s the Deal, Bibi?
Israeli government ministers have taken a remarkably hard-line stance on the recent interim agreement with Iran. But the deal is nowhere near as bad for Israel as Netanyahu claims, and he knows it. The Israeli prime minister’s public opinion on the Iran deal is no secret; according to him, despite […]
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La banalidad de la violencia
Abstract: the amount of people murdered in El Salvador from 1992 until 2013 has long surpassed the number of civilians killed during the Civil War (1981-1992) and the political repression era (1975-1980). Even more so, both public indifference and our whole media consumption are designed to profit from violence: tabloid-like […]
Are Coup d’etats the new method of conflict resolution in Africa?
The recent events in Egypt caused me to take a closer look at Future Challenges article on International Day of Peace observed on September 21, 2013; “Is peace between individuals and societies possible, or is conflict simply a part of human nature? Does it differ from culture to culture, religion to […]
My childhood, their childhood and the missing peace
I was born in Gaza, a small, lovely coastal strip on the map. I am now 28 years old so I was born when the Palestinian territory was under Israeli control, and under occupation. I was three years old when the first intifada erupted. For a child like me, it […]
The resurgence of terrorism in Peru
During the 1980s and 90′, Peru was plagued by terrorism, mainly by the Shining Path and the Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) groups, but also – and to an extent never clearly determined – by human rights violations in which the various governments dealing with terrorism were complicit. In 1992, […]