"We still have to deepen our investigation, verify and confirm [the findings] through new witness testimony, but according to what we have established so far, it is at the moment opponents of the regime who are using sarin gas."
NAIROBI — Thousands of UN peacekeepers could be headed to Mali as early as July. The UN troops, which could number more than 12,000, would replace a French force that has been battling back Al Qaeda-linked militants since January.
Belarussian soldiers and oficers dressed in Soviet Army and Wermacht wartime uniforms perform a show reproducing a World War II battle at the place called "Stalin's line" in the village of Goroshki, some 35 kms from Minsk, on Nov. 19, 2011. (VIKTOR DRACHEV/AFP/Getty Images)
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — The very phrase “world peace” has become something of a synonym for naiveté. Yet in recent years, compelling evidence has emerged to suggest that at least one important aspect of world peace, the absence or rarity of war between countries, may in fact be close to a reality.