May 2, 2013 |
A conference to promote peace between communist and capitalist adversaries might sound like an antiquated notion in the post-Cold War era. But in this 60 th anniversary year of the signing of the Korean War armistice, which suspended the fighting but never led to a peace treaty, tension has escalated to a frightening crescendo. In a bid to focus the world's attention on this unresolved crisis, Koreans from both sides of the U.S.-designated demilitarized zone will bring their stories of personal heartache to a three-day forum organized by the UCLA Center for Korean Studies.
October 6, 2011 |
Egyptians have hardly noticed as the 30th anniversary of Anwar Sadat's death approached this week. It isn't only because they're too busy with ongoing political protests and labor strikes as the country zigzags toward democratic elections. They just don't care. To the young people who made the January 25 "revolution" in Tahrir Square, Sadat is a figure from a distant past. If they think of him at all, many are quick to curse him for making peace with Israel. There is little regret or grief over his assassination by Islamic extremists at a military parade in a Cairo suburb on Oct. 6, 1981.
December 18, 2013 |
BEIT JALA, West Bank - Israel and the Palestinians should be able to reach a basic "framework agreement" for peace by the end of April and a full peace treaty within a year after that, the chief Palestinian negotiator said Wednesday. In a generally optimistic assessment of a peace process that many see as quixotic, Saeb Erekat said a framework agreement would include a general accord on core issues, but would leave the details of implementation to a final treaty. “April 29 is time for a framework agreement,” Erekat told foreign reporters in this West Bank town near Bethlehem.
April 23, 2012 |
JERUSALEM - Amid the collapse of a multibillion-dollar natural gas agreement between Egypt and Israel that had been in place since 2005, officials from both countries stressed Monday that the dispute was a commercial one and did not reflect political tensions. But observers viewed the contract spat as the latest sign of souring relations between the two countries and said it could threaten the long-term viability of their historic 1979 Camp David peace accord. Tensions between the two countries have been rising since the ouster last year of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, who maintained close ties with Israel despite the relationship's unpopularity with the Egyptian public.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 23, 1999
Re "North Won't Deal While U.S. Troops Stay," Commentary, Aug. 16: We should listen and act on Hwal Woong Lee's assertion that it is the strong U.S. military presence in South Korea that forms a major barrier to reunification and peace on the Korean peninsula. U.S. taxpayers have carried this burden too long. If South Korea still needs our soldiers to stop a North Korean invasion through the Seoul corridor they do not deserve our continued support. It is time the 1953 armistice was replaced with a peace treaty and the Forgotten War brought to a final closure.
October 4, 1994 |
Israel and Jordan, consolidating what President Clinton called a "warm peace" between former enemies, announced on Monday joint economic and environmental projects intended to give their citizens a tangible dividend from the end of 46 years of hostility. Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres and Jordan's Crown Prince Hassan completed work on the measures in a meeting at the White House with Clinton and other U.S. officials.
July 12, 1998
Re "Marchers Vow to Beat Blockade in N. Ireland," July 6: The blockade on Garvaghy Road is a great testament to the apparent desire of Tony Blair's and Mo Mowlam's government to create a real peace in Northern Ireland. Any lasting peace will exist only when Protestant Orangemen realize that they can no longer trample upon their Catholic neighbors. The Orangemen's historic march on Garvaghy Road, which they have persisted upon despite the availability of other routes, is designed not to celebrate an ancient military victory, but to assert dominance of their culture over another.
July 25, 2003
"Many Disillusioned by Jordan's 'Democracy' " (July 22) should be required reading at the White House and State Department. It clearly documents that if the state of Jordan had a democracy of the people, then Jordan's friendship with the United States and the peace treaty with the state of Israel would disappear overnight. One may rationally conclude that democracy cannot save the Middle East at this time. Right now the Middle East needs good-hearted, fair-minded, peace-seeking, live-and-let-live leaders to allow the region to live and develop in peace.
November 15, 1994
After 19 years of war, and nearly a year of tortuous negotiations, leaders of Angola's government and rebel forces are tentatively scheduled to sign a U.N.-brokered peace treaty Sunday in Lusaka, the capital of Zambia. If all goes as planned, a cease-fire will take effect two days later, ending Africa's longest civil war. The plan calls for power-sharing between the government of President Jose Eduardo dos Santos and the rebel UNITA movement led by Jonas Savimbi.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 6, 1997
Jim Mann rightly pointed out (International Outlook, July 29) that North Korea's celebration of the 44th anniversary of "victory" in the Korean War was Orwellian. However, his categorization of North Korea as a nation that continues to threaten its neighbors and American forces with missiles and chemical weapons is rather misleading. If the U.S. had agreed to supersede the 1953 armistice with a peace treaty and withdrawn its forces from the Korean peninsula, North Korea would not have even endeavored to develop missiles and chemical or nuclear weapons.