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Language of war and peace

Austrian linguistic philosopher Wittgenstein says, “The meaning of a word is its use in the language.” This implies that words do not have intrinsic meanings in language themselves, and they…

Learning for lasting peace

The United Nations General Assembly has designated January 24 as the International Day of Education to celebrate the importance of education in advancing peace and development. The theme for this…

After war, bots and Barbie, world rings in 2024

Jubilant crowds will bid farewell to the hottest year on record Sunday, closing a turbulent 12 months marked by clever chatbots, climate crises and wrenching wars in Gaza and Ukraine.…

A peaceful life

December 8 holds immense significance for the followers of Gautama Buddha, the messenger of peace, around the world. Historically, Bodhi Day commemorates the day when Prince Siddhartha, who grew up…

Peace education

Every society struggles with conflict at both small and big levels. Not only do such conflicts affect the lives of individuals, they also disrupt a country in terms of its…

World watches a genocide in silence

Injustice, tyranny, torture, oppression, repression, fascism, and such other lethal implements, when perpetrated, do not carry the face of the inflictors, but they symbolize a mindset which is gruesome in…

A cause for the world

At one time, the ‘Arab-Israeli Conflict’ was Arab and Israeli. Over the course of many years, however, it was rebranded. The media is now telling us it is a ‘Hamas-Israeli…

Give peace a chance

Thirty years ago on September 13, 1993 Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin shook hands to seal the ‘Oslo Accords’, which were supposed to lead to a permanent settlement of the…

Culture of peace

On September 21, the International Day of Peace (IDP) was marked by the United Nations across the world under the theme: ‘Actions for Peace: Our Ambition for the #GlobalGoals’ in…

The world of mercenaries

Mercenary entrepreneurship is thriving across the world partly due to never-ending regional conflicts of a complex nature, ranging from small-scale land mafias to large-scale wars in different places. Outsourcing is…