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Nobel Peace Prize


Malala deserved the Nobel Peace Prize

Sheila Liaugminas | 15 October 2013 | SHEILA REPORTS |  
tags: 'Honor Diaries', girls' education, human dignity, Malala Yousafzai, Nobel Peace Prize, world peace
But then again, that award has lost some luster in the modern era.


The gates open to a Nobel Prize

Matthew Hanley | 19 September 2013 | FEATURES |  
tags: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bill Gates, Nobel Peace Prize, philanthropy
The Gates Foundation has been awarded one of the world's most prestigious awards for public health. Does it deserve it?


Only 60 years overdue

Margriet Krijtenburg | 19 October 2012 | FEATURES |  
tags: European Union, Nobel Peace Prize, Robert Schuman
Despite its critics in the Anglosphere, the European Union has been a great force for peace after centuries of strife. It deserves its Nobel Peace Prize.


Taming China’s tantrums

Constance Kong | 23 November 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, Nobel Peace Prize
The gunboat diplomacy of the West has been succeeded by the extortion diplomacy of the East. 


What one man can do

Liu Xiaobo | 12 October 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: China, human dignity, Liu Xiaobo, Nobel Peace Prize
"Our high regard for dignity is the natural source of our sense of justice," says the latest Nobel Peace Prize laureate.


Western Europe’s dream world

George Friedman | 13 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Europe, Nobel Peace Prize, Stratfor
Norwegians, like other Europeans west of the Danube and east of the English Channel, like Obama. They are deluded. 


The Nobel Hope Prize

Sheila Liaugminas | 12 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize
A Nobel Peace Prize was not on the White House Christmas shopping list. 


What if he had refused?

Michael Cook | 12 October 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Barack Obama, Nobel Peace Prize
We discovered the draft of another speech responding to the surprise announcement in a rubbish bin outside the White House. 


A victor in wars which haven’t happened

Michael Cook | 13 October 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: Al Gore, Nobel Peace Prize
The real problem with this year's Nobel Peace Prize is the canonisation of the precautionary principle.


Development requires virtue, says Nobel Peace Prize winner

Alistair Gould | 12 November 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai
MercatorNet interviews 2004 Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai, founder of Kenya's Green Belt Movement.


Colouring peace green

Eugene Ohu | 03 June 2005 | FEATURES |  
tags: Africa, Nobel Peace Prize, Wangari Maathai, women
Our Nigerian correspondent reflects on the meaning of the Nobel Peace prize awarded to environmental activist Wangari Maathai.


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