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Costs of War: Peace Prize Politics

Obama at a town hall meeting / Photo: The Official White House Photostream, flickr
Obama at a town hall meeting / Photo: The Official White House Photostream, flickr

The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama astounded critics and supporters alike, but it also highlights a gap between the way the world sees the US and the way Americans think about their own homeland.

Read more of what ISN Security Watch’s Shaun Waterman has to say in Costs of War: Peace Prize Politics.

You can also find the Dalai Lama’s acceptance speech for the 1989 Nobel Peace Prize in our Primary Resources along with Al Gore’s speech from 2007.

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