In her latest Justia blog post, Professor Lesley Wexler outlines the reasons that President Trump may be a realistic contender for the Nobel Peace Prize. She writes:
"...should the Nobel decision-makers agree with the congressional Republicans’ assessment of the facts on the ground, it fits well with recent past practices to award President Trump, possibly along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un. The Norwegian Academy, the peace prize awarding body, likes using the awards both to award past accomplishments, such as getting states to move toward peace, as well as for future-looking goals to “further stabilize the peace arrangement, encourage others to follow suit and pursue peaceful conflict resolution and promote a normative climate in which negotiated solutions are valued.” The academy has selected several individuals involved in negotiating peace processes with at least 12 such awards since 1980."
Read the full post at verdict.justia.com.