‘Roundtable: Peace prize politics’

An award to celebrate acts of pacifism. But is the Nobel Peace Prize now more about politics than peace? And have the actions of some of its past recipients hurt its credibility? The 2017 Nobel Peace Prize is being awarded this week — under the shadow of a previous winner. Myanmar’s de-facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi is accused of being complicit in crimes against … Continue reading ‘Roundtable: Peace prize politics’

‘Turkey blamed for failure of Syria peace talks’

The latest round of Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital Astana has failed to make a breakthrough. The Syrian government has blamed Turkey for the lack of progress. Iran, Russia and Turkey attended the Astana talks, which revolved around setting up four de-escalation zones in war-torn Syria. Russia said there was no agreement over the contentious issues of the boundaries and policing of the … Continue reading ‘Turkey blamed for failure of Syria peace talks’