Nobel Peace Prize

Jawar Mohammed, a member of the Oromo ethnic group who has been a public critic of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, addresses supporters outside his home in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, on Oct. 24, a day after his supporters took to the streets, burning tires and blocking roads following rumors of Jawar's mistreatment by security forces.

Ethiopia Will Explode if It Doesn’t Move Beyond Ethnic-Based Politics

Oromo nationalism helped bring Abiy Ahmed to power, but it could also be his undoing. To hold the country together, the Nobel-winning prime minister needs to convince various ethnic groups that he and his new party represent all Ethiopians.

The chairwoman of the Norwegian Nobel Peace Prize Committee, Berit Reiss-Andersen, poses with a picture of Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed in the Nobel Institute in Oslo on October 11, 2019.

Will Abiy Ahmed’s Nobel Prize Tilt Ethiopia’s Election?

Western leaders long saw the authoritarian Meles Zenawi as an indispensable ally. Now, they’ve found a new hero in Abiy Ahmed. But is the Nobel Prize an effort to make amends or influence Ethiopia’s political future?

A picture of Nobel laureate Abiy Ahmed on display in Norway.

Abiy’s Nobel Achievements Are Real but Brittle

Ethiopia is on the right course. But there’s much more to be done.

Nadia Murad sits in a UNODC office, preparing for an upcoming speech at the United Nations, in the film "On Her Shoulders."

A Survivor’s Struggle to Care for Her People and Herself

On the podcast: The filmmaker Alexandria Bombach followed the Yazidi human rights activist Nadia Murad for the film “On Her Shoulders.”

Pictures of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize winners, Nadia Murad, a public advocate for the Yazidi community in Iraq and a survivor of sexual violence, and Congolese doctor Denis Mukwege, displayed in Oslo on Oct. 5. (Fredrik Hagen /AFP/Getty Images)

How Political Is This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize?

The Nobel committee is usually looking to make a statement. Is it trying to tell us something about #MeToo—maybe even Brett Kavanaugh?

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrives at the European Council summit in Brussels on March 22. (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Alexis Tsipras Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Greece's prime minister, together with his partner in Macedonia, has created a model for solving identity clashes across the globe.

North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un (R) and South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (L) walk together after announcing a joint statement near the end of their historic summit at the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. (KOREA SUMMIT PRESS POOL/AFP/Getty Images)

If Anyone Gets the Nobel, It’s Moon and Kim

Koreans deserve the credit for peace on the peninsula, not Trump.

(From L) World Council of Churches (WCC) spokeswoman Marianne Ejdersten, Nuclear disarmament group International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) executive director Beatrice Fihn, ICAN coordinator Daniel Hogstan and ICAN member of the steering committee Grethe Ostern attend a press conference after ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb on October 6, 2017 in Geneva. (Fabrice Coffrini/AFP/Getty Images)

An Award for the Collapse of Nuclear Disarmament

ICAN isn’t the Nobel Peace Prize winner that policymakers wanted, but it’s the one they deserve.

(From L) Nuclear disarmament group ICAN coordinator Daniel Hogstan, executive director Beatrice Fihn and her husband Will Fihn Ramsay pose with a banner bearing the group's logo after ICAN won the Nobel Peace Prize for its decade-long campaign to rid the world of the atomic bomb as nuclear-fuelled crises swirl over North Korea and Iran, on October 6, 2017 in Geneva.
With the nuclear threat at its most acute in decades, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, which on October 6 won the Nobel Peace Prize, is urgently pressing to consign the bomb to history. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI        (Photo credit should read FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP/Getty Images)

Nobel Peace Prize Win a Boon for Nuclear Nonproliferation Activists

Experts say it will drive the conversation about a world without nuclear weapons, but don’t expect a nuclear-free world just yet.

Aung San Suu Kyi at 20th anniversary ceremonies honoring her winning the Nobel Peace prize December 10, 2011 in Yangon, Myanmar. (Paula Bronstein /Getty Images)

Give the Nobel Peace Prize Posthumously

There’s an easy way to avoid betrayal by winners of the world’s most important humanitarian prize: only give it to dead people.

This picture taken on December 10, 2010 shows an exhibition at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo highlighting this year's Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Liu Xiaobo, a few hours before its opening. Confusion over which countries would attend the peace prize ceremony for jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo grew Friday just hours before the event with organisers adding more names to the list. AFP PHOTO / SCANPIX - Berit Roald (Photo credit should read BERIT ROALD/AFP/Getty Images)

The Chinese Think Liu Xiaobo Was Asking For It

Blaming the victim is the easiest way for people to sleep at night in a country where the government could crush you at any moment.

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Colombian Government Says New Peace Deal Final, Senate to Meet Soon

The opposition may want peace deal negotiations to continue, but Colombia's government has other ideas.

BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - OCTOBER 02:  Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos (C) makes the victory/peace sign with son Martin Santos (L), wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez (2nd R) and daughter Maria Antonia Santos (R) after voting in the referendum on a peace accord to end the 52-year-old guerrilla war between the FARC and the state on October 2, 2016 in Bogota, Colombia. The guerrilla war is the longest-running armed conflict in the Americas and has left 220,000 dead. The plan calls for a disarmament and re-integration of most of the estimated 7,000 FARC fighters.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

What Good Is a Nobel Peace Prize in Colombia?

Some see the Nobel Peace Prize as an inspiration for Colombians to seek peace. Others see it as an affront against the president's opponents.

Nadia Murad (center) testifies during a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing in Washington on June 21, 2016. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Does Winning a Nobel Peace Prize Make a Difference?

Nadia Murad’s work on behalf of Yazidi women who’ve suffered at the hands of the Islamic State has earned her a Nobel nomination. But even if she receives the prestigious prize, it may do little to help her cause.

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Why Tunisia Absolutely, Totally Deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

Even as the Arab Spring was falling apart around them, Tunisians opted for the difficult path of dialogue and compromise. Now their persistence has been rewarded.

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Tunisia Celebrates Its Big Norwegian Triumph

The past five years haven’t been all great for Tunisia, but Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize is a welcome recognition of the achievements of a young democracy.

Tunisians wave their national flag and shout slogans as they attend a rally marking the third anniversary of the uprising that ousted long-time dictator Zine El Abidine Ben Ali on January 14, 2014 in Habib Bourguiba Avenue in Tunis. Tunisia celebrated the third anniversary of the overthrow of a decades-old dictatorship in the first Arab Spring uprising, but political divisions have hampered the adoption of a new constitution by this symbolic deadline. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID        (Photo credit should read FETHI BELAID/AFP/Getty Images)

Tunisian Quartet Wins Nobel Peace Prize as Lone Standout in Violence-Wracked Region

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded Friday to a quartet of Tunisian civil society groups that mediated political talks there.

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