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Nobel Peace Prize spotlights the links between hunger and conflict

Villagers collect World Food Programme aid dropped from a plane Feb. 6 in South Sudan. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images

Villagers collect World Food Programme aid dropped from a plane Feb. 6 in South Sudan. Tony Karumba/AFP via Getty Images Jessica Eise, Purdue University The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the United Nations World Food Program for its efforts to combat hunger, foster conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and prevent the use of hunger as a …

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UN general assembly: why virtual meetings make it hard for diplomats to trust each other

Sorry I can’t be there: German Chancellor Angela Merkel addresses the UN general assembly virtually. Evan Schneider / UN Photo

Marcus Holmes, College of William & Mary; Mark NK Saunders, University of Birmingham, and Nicholas John Wheeler, University of Birmingham Ashok Mirpuri, Singapore’s ambassador to the US, recently said that achieving trust in diplomacy is “about the cues and nuances” that come from face-to-face interactions. What Mirpuri did not elaborate on, however, is that reading others when you’re in the …

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