And the Prize Goes to...

The Nobel Peace Prize committee assembles in Oslo this week. While it's deliberating, Notebook asked Barnett Rubin, director of the Council on Foreign Relations' Center for Peace and Conflict Studies, to handicap some hopefuls:

Pope John Paul II, CEO of 1 billion Catholics Skinny: High profile, but not really a hands-on peacemaker ODDS 15-1

Richard Holbrooke, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Skinny: Premature; Dayton accord, yes, but his boss gets an assist ODDS 9-1

Jimmy Carter, former U.S. President Skinny: It's his turn--Camp David accords; North Korean crisis solving; African humanitarian work, plus all those Habitats for Humanity ODDS 3-1


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