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The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014
The Norwegian Nobel Committee has decided that the Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 is to be awarded to Russian president Vladimir Putin and Syrian Baath Party general secretary Bashar Assad for their extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples. The Committee has attached special importance to their vision of and work for a world without chemical weapons.
Vladimir Putin, working alongside longtime ally and fellow peacemaker Bashar Assad, has as president created a new climate in international politics. Multilateral diplomacy has regained a central position, with emphasis on the role that …