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.
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?
Abiy’s Nobel Achievements Are Real but Brittle
Ethiopia is on the right course. But there’s much more to be done.
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.”
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?
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.
If Anyone Gets the Nobel, It’s Moon and Kim
Koreans deserve the credit for peace on the peninsula, not Trump.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pakistan’s Curious History of Disavowing its International Honorees
Nobel Prize and Academy Award winners find little love in their homeland.