Newsweek: We Cannot Afford to Look Away from Myanmar

Newsweek: We Cannot Afford to Look Away from Myanmar

Since the Tatmadaw, Myanmar’s military junta, overthrew a democratically elected government on Feb. 1, it has brutally suppressed the nation’s citizens and democratic leaders. On Dec. 6, the regime sentenced elected leader Aung San Suu Kyi to prison,...
Meer: Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

Meer: Letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed

His Excellency Abiy Ahmed, PhDPrime MinisterFederal Democratic Republic of EthiopiaAddis Ababa This letter was signed and transmitted to Prime Minister Abiy by HE José Ramos-Horta, Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Timor-Leste. Your Excellency, Prime...
Angela Merkel, a Tribute

Angela Merkel, a Tribute

A letter to the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee In 2018 I wrote a letter to the Norwegian Nobel Peace Committee, a personal tribute to Angela Merkel. I met her once in her office in Berlin. She is not someone I know well, not what one can consider a friend. I actually...
Meer Magazine: Vaccine as Global Common Good

Meer Magazine: Vaccine as Global Common Good

We are in the grip of a historic pandemic; the Coronavirus, which causes Covid-19 is threatening the whole of the human family. Covid-19 does not discriminate. From Canada to Australia, from Sweden to Somalia, from China to Brazil, outbreaks of Covid-19 are claiming...