Nobel Peace Prize winners Tawakkol Karman of Yemen (l.), Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee (c.), and Liberian president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf display their diplomas and medals at City Hall in Oslo on Dec. 10. The peace prize committee awarded the prize to Ms. Karman, Ms. Johnson-Sirleaf, and Ms. Gbowee for championing women's rights in regions where oppression is common and helping women participate in peace-building.
Increased security has forced pirates to rethink their strategy for obtaining oil, Alic writes, and they have repeatedly demonstrated that they are capable of moving with the times.
In many countries, women have historically served in combat when demographics demanded it. But the US move is based on equal opportunity for women – and could become a model for others.
The widespread availability of mobile phones has enabled the development of low-cost solutions aimed at improving water security and reducing poverty.
A meeting in Oslo, Norway, seeks to strengthen an international agreement to ban cluster bombs. There’s 'no good reason' for any country 'not to come on board and to sign up to the convention,' says the Cluster Munition Coalition, a disarmament group.