Aung San Suu Kyi, a Nobel Peace Prize winning activist and daughter of independence hero, General Aung San, is working to bring peace and democracy to the Burmese people. Having faced house arrest, including on-and-off solitary confinement between the years of 1989 and 2010, Suu Kyi has experienced first-hand the […]
A recent video of a little boy rescued from an airstrike incident in Aleppo, Syria, has taken over social media. Comments are saying, “It took an image of a child covered in blood and dirt after an airstrike to get you to care about Syria again.” This is the […]
In a region that was affected by two major wars spread roughly 50 years apart–the Second World War and the Bosnian War–the village of Baljvine has remained peaceful despite being home to two nationalities that were otherwise extremely destructive toward one another at these times. The village consists of both […]
In Australia, there are the beginnings of a movement toward promoting peace and forgiveness, through empathy and understanding on social media. The media, as we all know, constitutes a large part of how we view what is happening in the world. While we may all have our opinions despite the […]
A peaceful and multicultural society is not a utopian daydream, it is possible, and it is increasingly becoming a reality with every person who speaks up against racism, and every child who is brought up to be kind to others. No matter what colour their skin is, or what faith they subscribe to.
“Complete pandemonium,” according to one witness, broke out when gunshots were fired at a protest in Dallas, Texas regarding the recent police brutality against two African Americans, Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota. Witnesses explained that prior to the first shots fired, the police were peaceful, and […]
With the average amount of time for someone to be a refugee set at around 20 years, Sasha Chanoff, the founder of privately owned and funded Refuge Point, is looking to revolutionise not only the way we view refugees, but also the refugee protection system, and how it handles […]
A recent NATO meeting between defense ministers in Brussels has resulted in a plan to deploy 4,000 multinational troops into Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland, with a side order of 40,000 more troops that belong to a ‘rapid reaction force.’ The battalions are set to be put in place […]
What can be done about the pattern of persecution for the Ahmadi Muslim sect?
Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi has recently been taking initiative in creating a more palatable regional playing-ground through the hopes of peacefully ending the Palestinian crisis. A Cairo conference is slated to renew negotiations between Israel and Palestine, and to kick-start a serious plan for reconciliation. Allegedly, both the Palestinian and the Israeli […]
For the past 22 years, the call for independence of the Nagorno-Karabakh, an Armenian populated enclave in south-west Azerbaijan, has been a source of tension not only in the Caucasus but also between the regional powers, Russia and Turkey. Since the war of 1992-1994, Armenians have been occupying and pushing […]
The resignation of Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu holds a grim outlook for democracy and peace in the Middle East, as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan looks to upsize his legislative power, and position a stooge as replacement. Rumour has it that the reason behind Davutoglu’s resignation lays in the differences […]