From Amritsar to Depayin, Yeshua Moser-Puangsuwan offers a comparison between the experiences and methods of the Indian liberation struggle by the Congress Party and Mahatma Gandhi and the nonviolent campaign waged by the National League for Democracy (NLD) and Daw Aung San Suu Kyi in Burma.
In July and August, WRI's Andreas Speck travelled in Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, meeting with human rights and conflict resolution NGOs. Here he reflects on his impressions of a region in a situation of neither war nor peace.
The scenario is depressingly familiar, the outcome tragically the same. The feared Indonesian armed forces, TNI, are engaged in a massive military offensive in a territory strongly opposed to rule from Jakarta.
With the first UN Biennial Meeting of States to discuss the UN's programme of action on small arms and light weapons having taken place in New York between 7 and 11 July 2003,this special feature by Robert Muggah considers some of the relationships between small arms misuse and development - and what the development community is, or isn't, doing about it.
Between 2 and 15 August, citizens from Sweden, Finland, Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the United States and Britain joined together in taking action against nuclear weapons at Faslane and Coulport - the nuclear submarine and warhead sites (r