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Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Generational Divide

by Ghazal Rahmanpanah –Iran/USA– In the summer of 2013, three decades after the end of the Iranian hostage crisis, the windows of the former United States […]

Feature Articles, Foreign Policy, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Politics & Democracy, Tehran, The World, United States

One Woman’s Quest to End Violence and Empower Youth in Chicago’s Roseland

by Diane Latiker –USA– After eight children, 13 grandchildren, and two husbands, I was blessed with a passion that fills my soul. My mom raised me […]

Business & Economy, Children's Rights, Feature Articles, Gun Violence, Social Change, Teaching & Learning

The Courage to Create Social Change

by Katharine Daniels, Executive Editor One light amongst the darkness of the tragedy that befell Newtown, Connecticut and this nation last week is the collective outrage […]

Feature Articles, Gun Violence, Media, Social Change, The WIP, The WIP Editorial, Women's Empowerment

Craftsmen of Renowned Kashmiri Guns Struggle to Survive

by Nusrat Ara –Indian-administered Kashmir– As a little kid my elder brother and I spent most of our time at our maternal grandparent’s house. A room […]

Business & Economy, Craftsmanship, Feature Articles, Government, Kashmir, Weapons

Nuclear Terror: Obama’s Quiet War on Prejudice

by Paula Humphrey –USA– The Obama administration has worked furiously in the past year to leverage new strategies against two primary threats: the illicit production of […]

Barack Obama, Feature Articles, Islam, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Politics & Democracy, Terrorism, The World, United States

India Ramps up Nuclear Power with Help from the United States

by Priyanka Bhardwaj – India – At the insistence of the United States, India has been granted global “nuclear exception” status despite being a non-signatory on […]

Business & Economy, Energy, Feature Articles, India, Nuclear Weapons, Politics & Democracy, Technology, United States

Establishing a Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone in the Middle East:Is It Possible?

by Elena Ilina – USA – There are five nuclear-weapon-free zones (NWFZ) in the world, comprised of more than 100 countries. Significant tools for disarmament and […]

Disarmament, Middle East, Nuclear Weapons, Politics & Democracy, Weapons

Paying Homage to Women’s Roles in Peace and Disarmament

by Binalakshmi Nepram Mentschel – India – Our world is hovering at the edge of an abyss, driven there by man’s unreason. One crisis is cresting […]

Disarmament, Feature Articles, Gender Equality, Politics & Democracy, The World, Women Activists, Women's Rights

During Macedonia’s Wedding Season, Bullets Fall Like Rain

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – 19-year old Natasha Kmetovska and 10-year old Heroldina Iljazi both died last year after being hit by stray bullets; their […]

Feature Articles, Gun Violence, Macedonia, Marriage, The World

Armed Conflict and Small Arms Proliferation in India’s North East – Part II

by Binalakshmi Nepram-Mentschel – India – In Part I of Binalakshmi’s report on small arms proliferation, she explores the cultural, political and geographical factors that make […]

Feature Articles, Gun Violence, India, The World, War & Conflict

Armed Conflict and Small Arms Proliferation in India’s North East—Part I

by Binalakshmi Nepram-Mentschel – India – The human society is now drifting in the direction of a self-contradictory, multi-layered ‘new middle age”.. a world in which […]

Feature Articles, Gun Violence, India, The World, War & Conflict

Armed Violence Against Women in Macedonia

by Natasha Dokovska – Macedonia – In Macedonia, one in three women is the victim of domestic violence, and one in four is the victim of […]

Feature Articles, Gun Violence, Macedonia, The World, Violence Against Women