The year has brought few notable peace breakthroughs,
leaving an unusually large selection of names in circulation and
perhaps increasing the chance of a surprise winner.
“I’m pretty sure the committee would like to honour the
monumental events in the Middle East,” said Jan Egeland, the
Director of Human Rights Watch Europe.
“But as the Arab Spring turns to ‘autumn’, this is becoming
very difficult, so an approach may be to look at those who work
for dialogue among religions,” said Egeland, a former United