Equality is the Key to Peace in the Middle East

June 06, 2015

What is the root cause of conflict in the modern Middle East? The ideals of diversity and difference—the notion of a mosaic society—are amiable, but in reality these terms mean nothing without equality, without which there is no peace. As soon as one tribe regards itself as more prized than...

How Do You End a 50-Year Conflict?

January 26, 2015

Former insurgents have reconciled in one of the longest-running conflicts in the world. Wars and conflicts grab headlines. The higher the casualty figures, the more prominent the news. Peace and reconciliation are not as interesting by comparison, except for a few occasions when conflicts are...

Don’t Give Up on Afghanistan Before Karzai’s Next Pirouette

February 26, 2014

Karzai genuinely appears to want to leave Afghan peace as his legacy. Americans are well on their way out of Afghanistan's war, and they have not needed the country's most famous illicit export to get them to forget the point of US involvement there. Troop casualties fell...

Gandhi: Perspectives on Greatness

October 01, 2013

Can Gandhi's values be used in today's India? Background Sixty-five years after his death, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as Mahatma Gandhi, is still honored and remembered as one of the most influential leaders in history. His ideologies of peace and nonviolence have transcended...

Apathy and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process

January 19, 2013

The frozen peace process with the Palestinians is not a prime topic in the upcoming Israeli elections. Daniel Isler examines the reasons for Israeli apathy towards the future of negotiations.   There is a bitter joke in Israel these days: the Israeli-Palestinian peace process is like Michael...