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Resuming Military Aid To Egypt: In US National Interest?

Resuming Military Aid To Egypt: In US National Interest?

By Rana Allam
The Trump admin is releasing $195 million in military aid to Egypt that was previously withheld over human rights concerns. Have these concerns been alleviated over the past year? Or has the Egyptian government’s PR machine garnered results?

Can Preventive Diplomacy Avert Military Conflicts?

Can Preventive Diplomacy Avert Military Conflicts?

In the paradoxical battle against military conflicts, is preventive diplomacy one of the political remedies that can help deter wars before they break out? Thalif Deen writes for IPS, with commentary from ICAN’s ED Sanam Naraghi Anderlini

To Sustain Peace: Heed the Warnings & Prevent the Next War

To Sustain Peace: Heed the Warnings & Prevent the Next War

By Sanam Naraghi-Anderlini
As the May 12 deadline looms for the US’s endorsement of the JCPOA, world leaders who claimed to support Mr.Guterres’ sustaining peace agenda, have a clear moral imperative: to stand by their words and sustain the peace for the millions of civilians in Iran and beyond who would pay the price if violence escalates.

Resuming Military Aid To Egypt: In US National Interest?

The Egyptian Revolution Continues

A Commentary by Rana Allam.
Despite the Egyptian regime’s guns and tanks, and the farcical elections, the revolution of the minds cannot be stopped.

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Despite Tragedy, Peacebuilder Khedija Arfaoui Remains Resilient

Despite Tragedy, Peacebuilder Khedija Arfaoui Remains Resilient

On September 7, 2020, a Turkish court sentenced a man to life in prison for carrying out the Istanbul nightclub attack on New Years Day in 2017. 39 people lost their lives in the early hours of that day—including  Dr.  Khedijah  Arfaoui’s son and daughter-in-law, Mohamed and Senda. Debates surrounding a  moratorium on the death penalty have  re-surfaced  in Tunisia but Arfaoui continues to advocate for non-violence and remains opposed to the death penalty. Read the full story.

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Freeing the Kidnapped in Yemen’s War

Freeing the Kidnapped in Yemen’s War

How Yemeni Mothers Succeeded Where Everyone Else Failed.
Thousands of young men are being forcibly disappeared in Yemen, and mediation efforts by the United Nations envoys, the Red Cross, and many other international organizations have not been successful. The only successful group so far is a coalition of Yemeni mothers, the Abductees’ Mothers’ Association.

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The Inter Press Service News Agency recently featured the new Global Alliance of Women Countering Extremism and Promoting Peace, Rights, and Pluralism. "Responding to the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon's call for unity, a coalition of over 25 women’s groups and...

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Mrs. Hajja Hamsatu Allamin, video profile by IsDB

Mrs. Hajja Hamsatu Allamin, video profile by IsDB

Watch the video profile created by the Islamic Development Bank for WASL partner and founder of Allamin Foundation for Peace and Development in Nigeria, Mrs. Hamsatu Allamin as she wins the IDB’s prize for women’s contribution to development.

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