War

Forgotten Crisis: Why Aren't We Talking About South Sudan?

Sir Nick Young | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK
Sir Nick Young

Reports of continued fighting in South Sudan are worrying. But even more distressing is how little attention this humanitarian crisis is generating. Let us not underestimate the scale of the crisis in the world's newest nation.

An Inspiring Orphan From Syria, Stepping Into Her Mother's Shoes

Dana Sleiman | Posted 03.06.2014 | UK
Dana Sleiman

I first met Hala at a tented settlement in central Bekaa, East Lebanon. She had been here for a year, one in a million refugees who have fled Syria. They call her 'the orphan'; her tomboy walk and winter hat make her easy to spot. She speaks with a disturbing nonchalance; a hardness, common amongst many refugees I have met. Her hair is falling out.

A Taxi Driver's Guide to Peace in the Philippines

Phil Vernon | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK
Phil Vernon

Taking full advantage of the opportunity for peace in the Philippines will require a sustained effort on the part of central and local governments, by the rebel movements, as well as in civil society and the business community, over many years. Some of the factors they will need to take into account were identified at by our taxi driver last night.

What I Might Have Said If I Had Been on Newsnight...

Myriam Francois-Cerrah | Posted 26.05.2014 | UK Politics
Myriam Francois-Cerrah

The Muslim community is far from perfect, but our misrepresentation as ‎squabbling men who need reforming through those who have themselves rejected the faith is ‎palpably absurd. Who speaks for Muslims? How about the myriad Muslims doing the hard graft on ‎the ground.‎

15 Years on From Serbia - Why Does the UN Still Exist?

Marko Kasic | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Politics
Marko Kasic

I have no standing in passing judgement on the actions of those entrusted with making enormously difficult decisions, most of which are far beyond my comprehension. However, I do believe I am entitled, just like every other person, to ask the question of why the UN has not been sacked?

Hany: A Young Syrian's Dreams, Interrupted

Melissa Fleming | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK
Melissa Fleming

"If I am not a student, I am nothing." Hany's home is a wooden frame and plastic sheets. Thick carpets line the floor and long cushions serve as sofas. A wood stove offers warmth. A TV connected to satellite brings news from Syria.

How Cross-Border Trade Is Empowering Women and Fostering Peace in DRC

Maria Lange | Posted 10.05.2014 | UK Politics
Maria Lange

Through a collection of photographs and interviews, Crossings: The journey to peace challenges predominant narratives about eastern DRC, which focus on 'conflict trade' and 'rape' above broader lived experiences.

Do You Really Know What's Going On in Ukraine?

Francisca Stewart | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

It is easy to point the finger and make automatic decisions on who is right or wrong. But with any normal family that has its fair share of dysfunction, there is usually no side that is completely free of blame...

South Sudan: Give Peace (and Children) a Chance!

Unni Krishnan | Posted 07.05.2014 | UK
Unni Krishnan

In a group of 100 children, singing, playing and some crying, two girls stand out. Their names are Madiha, 9, and Lina, 4. It is not their unusual silence that catches my attention, but the way they frequently hug each other, often involuntarily...

LGBT Rights and Peace: Why Aren't We Talking About It?

Phil Vernon | Posted 06.05.2014 | UK Politics
Phil Vernon

While it is clearly important for peacebuilders to pay more attention to the marginalisation and repression of LGBT people, it's not always so obvious how we should do so...

Blair: Others Have Stupid Religious Wars; We Had Smart Ones

Abby Day | Posted 30.03.2014 | UK Politics
Abby Day

When Tony Blair claims it is religious or cultural difference that will fuel 21st century wars, not the ideologies that caused past wars (The Observer, January 26, 2014) he shows only a skewed notion of religion's place in society and history. He projects a narrow idea of what it means to be religious, and diverts attention from other, more systemic problems.

Syria's Conflict In Numbers

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

The numbers from the Syrian conflict can seem overwhelming in their magnitude. Here, we have identified the key figures that tell the story of the...

Put Nurse Edith Cavell On £2 Coin, Not Kitchener

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK

Field Marshall Lord Kitchener is not everybody's choice as the heroic figurehead of the First World War. Yet it will be the War Minister's face on ...

Not So Cunning Plan..

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK

Historians have hit back at Michael Gove's assertions that "left-wing" programmes like Blackadder have whitewashed Germany of blame for World War One,...

Gender Segregation and Our Anti-Islamist Norm

Alastair Sloan | Posted 22.02.2014 | UK Politics
Alastair Sloan

Is gender equality an issue that can be assigned to the conventional notions of left and right? Undoubtedly, it stretches across the political pantheon. But more importantly - is anti-Islamism now a stance the left and right can unite over? This is a discussion that needs to take place outside Westminster.

Widow Weeps Over Coffin Of Husband Lost 63 Years Ago In Korean War

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

This incredible picture shows 94-year-old Clara Gantt weeping over the remains of her dead husband who disappeared 63 years ago. Army Sergeant 1st Cla...

Royal Marine Who Murdered Afghan Insurgent, 'Devastated' At Sentence

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK

An experienced Royal Marine says he is "devastated" at being handed a life sentence for executing in cold blood an injured Taliban fighter. Sergean...

Royal Marine Who Murdered Afghan Insurgent Sentenced To Life

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK

Sergeant Alexander Blackman, 39, a "hugely experienced" sergeant filmed executing an injured Taliban insurgent in cold blood, has been jailed for life...

Royal Marine Convicted Of Murder Is Named

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK

Alexander Wayne Blackman, a "hugely experienced" sergeant, has been named as the Royal Marine convicted of murdering an injured insurgent in Afghanis...

Messed Up World

Clare Macnaughton | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clare Macnaughton

My son Ben, aged 10, has written, performed and released a song asking for peace. It's called Messed Up World by Ben Macnaughton & Anthony Clark and we are raising funds for SSAFA - a military charity.

GRAPHIC: Desperate Syrians 'Butcher And Eat Lion From Damascus Zoo'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

A shocking image has emerged appearing to show Syrian rebels cutting up a lion from a local zoo to eat. In what could be a further sign of how desp...

GRAPHIC: Desperate Syrians 'Butcher And Eat Lion From Damascus Zoo'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK

A shocking image has emerged appearing to show Syrian rebels cutting up a lion from a local zoo to eat. In what could be a further sign of how desp...

Back Towards the Brink in Iraq as Old Tensions Are Renewed

The Conversation UK | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
The Conversation UK

We are seeing old tensions and new combine, pushing Iraq once again to the edge of a very steep cliff. In 2008, sectarian violence was at a high level, but the trend was downward from the heights of the civil war that started in earnest in 2006; now the trend is, if anything, upwards...

Hate on War, But Don't Hate on Poppies

Louise Bond | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Louise Bond

It is that time of year again where every poppy pinned to a lapel is joined by a newspaper column, blog or tweet on why no one should be wearing a poppy. To wear or not to wear a poppy is a debate raging everywhere, and unfortunately this controversy is dominating the discourse on commemoration and precluding the wider national debate we should be having on the subject.

Matthew Tucker

'War Is Organised Murder'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Tucker | Posted 10.11.2013 | UK

On Armistice Day, we can think of no better tribute than to give you the damning verdict on war, massacre and brutality, from the mouths of those who ...