The progress 1000 is a list of London's most influential people in 2017. At second place is a 66-year-old man named, Hazrat
Only strict adherence to the rule of law can guarantee a lasting peace. Yemen is on its knees. As the world's "forgotten
Watching the news, regularly checking social media, you'd be forgiven for thinking we're at war. There's so much division
"Peace and reconciliation" is the phrase routinely trotted out by almost all actors in Afghanistan when asked what the end
The World Peace Day has come and gone. For many it is a time of celebration and for others it is the annual time to do some
The first pre-requisite for any genuine Afghan peace process is reshaping the surrender-narrative. The term 'peace' itself must be reclaimed so that it is no longer viewed with suspicion or equated to surrender and weakness. Those who are hostile to it become comfortable with it.
Ask anyone working in Afghanistan why peace is still elusive and the answers are predictable. Some will blame Pakistan for
The youth demographic is on the rise. We cannot ignore the case in many parts of the world that the majority of the society is under 30. The youth are not just the future as the cliché goes, they are the present. This means that they need to be included and embedded in processes taking place now, not as token representations but with agency and influence. And it's not like they do not want that engagement.
The Taliban will not be defeated militarily. This is an unfortunate reality, but a reality it is. It does not mean that Afghanistan is 'lost'. It means that 'winning the war' can no longer be the guiding principle for policymakers. The collective commitment must now be 'winning the peace'.
The pursuit of a war of words, as we are seeing, is unlikely to advance progress in resolving the conflict on the Korean Peninsula; it is time to think pragmatically.