Monthly Archives: October 2014

Uzbekistan: A Country of Pride and Hope

Uzbekistan today appears to be a thriving country with gold and natural gas resources, some wonderful tourist destinations, a diverse mix of people and tasty food, but it has survived some very hard times throughout the ages.  I described some … Continue reading

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Isn’t It Very Dangerous Over There?

“Isn’t it very dangerous over there?” people asked when we announced our most recent trip to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.  Countries ending in the suffix “stan” (meaning “place” in Persian) can remind us of places of instability and extremism, places that … Continue reading

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African Women: Peacebuilding for the Future

What do the African nations of Nigeria, Madagascar, Nigeria, Uganda, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Togo, and Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) have in common? The answer is that they all have strong women leaders. I know this as a fact since I … Continue reading

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