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