Articles by René Wadlow

Rene Wadlow is the Representative to the United Nations, Geneva of the Association of World Citizens.

Below are the collected articles Wadlow has written for Toward Freedom.

Abdullah Ocalan’s Prison Writings: The Roots of Civilization

Burundi: In Moments of Crisis the Wise Build Bridges

Paris Attacks: Symbols and Choices

Nobel Peace Prize Highlights Conflict Resolution Role of NGOs in Tunisia

A Look at Blaise Compaoré: Background to the Crisis in Burkina Faso

Overcoming the Worldwide Challenge of Mass Migration and Refugee Exodus

The Origins of the International Day of Friendship

International Election Monitors: Agents of Free Elections

UN Human Rights Council Re-Affirms the Safeguards for Civilians in Times of War

The Difficult But Necessary Road to Negotiations in Yemen

New Missions for the UN and a Secretary-General to Fit

Yemen Conflicts: Children in Danger

A Pre-History of Boko Haram: The Long Shadow of Usman dan Fodio

Charlie Hebdo: Alternative Press Hard Hit by Terrorist Attack

Reflecting on the International Day to Protect Journalists

The Plight of the Shabak: Religious Repression by the Islamic State in Iraq-Syria

Ukraine: A Dangerous Escalation of Tensions

Genocide in Iraq? A Political History of the Yazidis and Mandaeans

Could the Use of Rockets be Banned in the Middle East?

European Parliament: National Focus for European Elections

Ukraine: A Federalist Future?

A Divided Ukraine Highlights Europe’s Next Big Challenges

Derailing Disarmament: US Senate Hinders Negotiations with Iran

Albert Camus at 100: Stoic Humanist and World Citizen

Syria: Breathing Space for Negotiated Peace Efforts

Syria: The Need for Negotiated Peace Efforts

Simone Weil: Roots in the Ideal

Mali: Elections Terminated as Reconstruction Awaits

Garry Davis: “And Now the People Have the Floor”

A World Citizen Passport and Edward Snowden’s Catch 22

Egypt: A New Road Map to Where?

Russia and the Syria-Israel Border: Background on UN Peacekeeping Forces in Global Conflicts

Sri Lanka: Little Reconciliation Four Years After War’s End

France: ’68 Riots This May?

Chinua Achebe: A Reflection of When Things Fall Apart

Mali: Hijacked Autonomy and French Intervention

The Silent Violence Against Women Worldwide

The Non-Aligned: Can States Structure a Fluid World Society?

Syria: Late in the Day, Are Negotiations Still Possible?

Francois Hollande: The Steep Path Ahead in France

French Elections Reveal Deeper Currents of Political Life

A New Mali Federation?

As Timbuktu Falls, What Future For Mali?

Syria: Opportunities and Limits of International Observation Efforts

Hungary and the EU: A Constitutional Crisis

Understanding South Sudan’s Independence

Palestinian Status at the UN: Breaking the Logjam

The Arrest and Coming Trial of Ratko Mladic: A Step Forward for World Law

Are Cluster Bombs Still in Use in Thai-Cambodian Fighting?

The Ivory Coast: Behind Laurent Gbagbo’s Last Stand

The Last Circle in Libya

Egypt: People’s Revolution on the March

Tunisia: The Last Days of Ben Ali

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Looks East

Political Assassination: Lead up to African Independences

Preparing for South Sudan’s Crucial Referendum

Anti-Rom Measures in Europe Need to be Stopped

Can Elections Restructure Sudan for Peace?

Banning Cluster Bombs: Light in the Darkness of Conflicts

Guinea’s Slaughter: UN Fact-Finding Tightens The Noose

For Europe – Politics is the Economy

Guinea: A Wave of Horror But No UN Action

A Dieu, Albert Bongo: Africa’s Longest-Serving President Moves On

UN Highlights Sri Lanka Challenges

Moldova: Demonstrations Could Lead to Economic Changes

Al-Bashir and the ICC:The Shock of Responsibility

Sri Lanka: The Last Round?

Congo: Laurent Nkunda to the International Criminal Court?

Unfinished Tasks for the President of Europe

Banning Cluster Bombs: The Outlaws

Come Late, Leave Early: Russia-Georgia-Abkhazia-South Ossetia Negotiations

Non-Violent Peace Brigades: How Fast Can We Move?

Coming in From the Cold: UN Membership Needed for the Phantom Republics

Alexander Solzhenitsyn: ‘Let us change our course!’

Justice and Genocide in Sudan

The Mediterranean-Black Sea Union: The Ship Sets Sail

Israeli-Hamas Truce: Bold Steps for Gaza

George Russell: The Song of the Greater Life

Rabindranath Tagore: Balancing the Local and the Universal

Crisis in Burma: A Constitution is More Than a Document

Worldwide Food Shortages: The Rich Have Already Eaten

Aimé Césaire: A Black Orpheus Puts Away His Lyre

Tibet: Universal Responsibility

Kosovo and Serbia: Behind the Mask of Nationalism

Phantom Republics: Front and Center After Kosovo Independence

Chad: Crossing the Chari

Sri Lanka: Efforts to Overcome a New Cycle of Violence

Death in Pakistan Politics

A Gaza Development Corporation

Post Annapolis: A Road Ahead?

Pakistan: It Could Get Very Messy

Citizen Diplomacy of Women: The New Cycle Begins

Michael Servetus: To Kill a Man Does Not Defend an Idea

World Food Day: No Day Off For Women

Burma: Love and Kindness Must Win Over Everything

Is the Antarctic Treaty a Model to Prevent an Arctic Oil Race?

Arctic Oil and the Law of the Seize

Angola’s Holden Roberto and Post-Violence Planning

UN Human Rights Council: The Right to Food

UN Human Rights Council: A Focus on Human Trafficking

UN Human Rights Council: One Year’s Record, Lights and Shadows

A New Generation, if not a New Deal, in French Politics

Middle East Nuclear-weapon Free Zone: A Serious Start?

Reviewing Revolt: The Price of Fire, New Book on Latin America Protest Movements

Ven. Maha Ghosananda: Walking for Peace in Cambodia

Russell Davenport: World Citizen, Political Strategist

Citizens of the Earth

L’Abbé Pierre: Voice of the Voiceless

Citizen Pierre Mendes France

What Transition for Turkmenistan?

Darfur: Do We Need More Facts?

A Media Innovator Leaves the Scene

Central Asian Leadership for a Nuclear-free Korean Peninsula

How Fast Can UN Peacekeeping Move?

The Missing 13,000: What Force for Lebanon’s Frontier?

Beyond the UN Conference on Small Weapons

Leopold Sedar Senghor: “Let us answer ‘Present’ at the rebirth of the world”

Leopold Sedar Senghor: “Who will teach rhythm to the world laid low by machines and cannons?”

Charles Taylor in Sierra Leone: Was it More Than Money?

Taylor’s Liberia: Shattered, Fragmented, Ruined

A Taylor-made Criminal Court?

Nagorno-Karabakh: The Long Shadow of Joseph Stalin

Ibrahim Rugova: Non-violent Actions in Violent Kosovo

Burma: Darkness at Midnight

Burma’s War on its own People

Burma: The Military Boots Keep Marching in Place

Uganda: ICC Issues Arrest Warrants for Lord’s Resistance Army

Algeria: How Clean Can One Wipe The Slate?

Sri Lanka: Assassinations and a Fractured Peace Process

Darfur, Sudan: The Overkill

Sudan: The Shadow of a Death