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The Peace Production

The Peace Production

Author: Organization for World Peace

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Welcome to the Peace Production, a new podcast from the Organization for World Peace. In this podcast, we explore issues of human security and conflict in depth and suggest ways in which we as a society can resolve these issues through non-violent means.
11 Episodes
The Peace Production is back after the Christmas break. This time I'm joined by Social Media Correspondent Sepa Katia to explore the causes and effects of the recent US assassination of a top Iranian general. We dive into the topic and consider what might happen next in the face of American allies distancing itself from the situation, and the strike on an Iraqi base housing US troops. Music by Ketsa and Zagi.
Ep 10 - Nile River Crisis

Ep 10 - Nile River Crisis


Our 10th episode focuses on a recent report from our policy analysis team. I'm joined by Lead Analyst Arthur Jamo to discuss the planned Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam and the possible implications this would have on down stream countries such as Sudan and Egypt. Population growth and climate change are placing traditional water uses under increasing strain. The report makes a series of recommendations to help ensure equitable water use across the delta and Arthur and I delve into some of these to understand what is necessary to move the region forward. Music by Ketsa and Zagi.
On this episode, I'm joined by Social Media Correspondent Pechulano Ali to discuss Cameroon's ongoing conflict between its increasingly marginalised Anglophone regions and the Francophone majority government. We look at the root causes of the conflict and analyse the possible ways forward. We also analyse the recent Major National Dialogue and consider whether any of the actions identified through this will be fulfilled and what difference these will make. Music provided by Ketsa and Zagi. Have some feedback? Send us an email.
I'm joined by OWP European Correspondent Tim Harvey on this episode to discuss how the relationship between Jews and Arabs has evolved over the past century. Tim gives us some insight into the mandate period and what the imposition of British rule and Zionist immigration meant for those living there. We consider what today's leaders can learn from the Israeli experience and consider what needs to happen going forward in the region to make it a more safer and prosperous place to live. Music provided by Ketsa and Zagi.
Founder of the OWP Matthew Savoy joins me on this episode to discuss the possibility of Canada's western provinces declaring independence. Since the re-election of Justin Trudeau in October, support for the movement termed "Wexit" has skyrocketed with the western provinces increasingly feeling as if they are in an unequal relationship with the government in Ottawa. We consider whether this movement has any likelihood of success and look at the potential implications of a divided Canada. Music provided by Ketsa and Zagi.
On this episode, we look at the recent protests in Iran in response to a reduction in fuel subsidies and consider how the increasingly maligned state can move forward and improve the lives of its people. Special Guest Alex McIntyre helps us analyse this complex issue and makes the case that Iran is in need of significant structural change. Thanks to Ketsa and Zagi for providing the music used in this show.
This week, I'm joined by Nick Anthony to examine the departure of Evo Morales from the Bolivian Presidency and the interim government that has taken his place. As the protests continue across the country, we consider what steps are necessary to restore calm to Bolivia and ponder whether Morales will yet make a comeback to Bolivian politics.  Music for this episode is kindly provided by Ketsa and Zagi.
How is it that a reclusive Mormon community in Northern Mexico became the victim of cartel violence? This week, we look at the Mexican Drug War and consider some of the wider causes of a conflict that has grown exponentially in the past three years. This time we are joined by Social Media Correspondent Jessica Kuang who questions the approach of previous governments hardline approach to cartels and advocates for addressing some of the deep structural issues in Mexican society. Music provided by Ketsa and Zagi.
This weeks episode takes a look at the disqualification of prominent pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong from standing in Hong Kong's upcoming district elections.  Social Media Correspondent Martina Moroney joins us this time to examine some of the underlying causes of the Hong Kong protests and debate the key question: Are Chinese and Hong Kong values really reconcilable?
Just how has Lebanon gone from being described from the 'Switzerland of the Middle East' to having one of the highest debt ratios in the world? We are joined by Martina Moroney today and to discuss why these protests are different from anything Lebanon has faced in the past. We also look at the sectarian nature of Lebanese politics and consider why this is need of reform if the Lebanese people are to move forward. Music provided by Ketsa and Zagi
Episode 1 - Pilot

Episode 1 - Pilot


Welcome to the inaugural episode of the Peace Production, a new podcast from the Organization for World Peace. In this podcast, we will dive into the biggest issues to human security and world peace and discuss how we as a society can move beyond them. This first episode features a conversation with Social Media Correspondent Alex MacIntyre on the subject of the Turkish Incursion into North East Syria and what the wider implications of President Erdogan's efforts to establish a safe zone are likely to be. We touch on the historical context of the Turkish government's feud with the Kurd's and suggest potential conflict resolution mechanisms to bring peace to the region.  Thank you to Ketsa and Zagi for providing the intro and outro music. Find out more about us at
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