Russia has real interests in Ukraine, the West does not. The Ukrainians have fundamental interests. The Western role should be to help them make the best deal possible with Russia while there may still be one to make.
TransConflict is pleased to present the seventh Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation (GCCT) newsletter, showcasing the work of the GCCT and its members.
TransConflict is pleased to showcase the work of Cooperation for Peace and Unity (CPAU) from Afghanistan, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
Norah Niland, former head of the UN Assistance Mission to Afghanistan’s Human Right’s Unit, explores a new report and recommendations from the Oxford Research Group on the potential role of the UN in the future recording of civilian casualties.
TransConflict is pleased to announce the launch a new project by the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR), in partnership with Cooperation for Peace and Unity Afghanistan (CPAU), both members of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
TransConflict is pleased to present information about new training courses offered by the International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC), which was established by the Peace Action Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR).
It is possible to identify key elements that characterize the conflict between North and South Korea as a one based upon the image of the Cold War.
Israel is a nineteenth century European project completed neither in the nineteenth century nor in Europe.
TransConflict is pleased to present the eleventh part of a chapter of “Confronting the Yugoslav controversies – a scholars’ initiative”, entitled “Independence and the Fate of Minorities (1991-1992).”
Even as violence in the Central African Republic escalates, there are local communities showing that peace is still possible, with grassroots peace initiatives challenging and rejecting violence.
Emeritus Archbishop and Noble Peace Prize winner, Desmond Tutu, welcomed ETA’s decision to start the process of disarmament, because it “opens the door to a lasting peace”.
Two decades after the Rwanda genocide, the promised hopes of international accountability for such crimes is in trouble, with a number of ingredients of a crisis that is both legal and political.
The democratic transformation requires a change in thinking at each level of society in post-conflict nations. There must be a shift from intervention to deescalate conflict towards conflict resolution and reconciliation.
TransConflict is pleased to present the tenth part of a chapter of “Confronting the Yugoslav controversies – a scholars’ initiative”, entitled “Independence and the Fate of Minorities (1991-1992).”
The Gezi events showed that new social movements have a significant potential to act as a forum for dialogue and unite different segments of the society under the commons; demonstrating how a conflict itself may actually be a means for transcending societal divides and moving towards social cohesion.
The Resistance has been a turning point in enabling society to develop a new understanding of itself: as a society that is open to all. It was not the representatives of various classes or ideologies on the streets; it was the people – even those without an established ideology – […]
TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during March, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
Local election results confirmed that Turkey is going through a belated, yet organic democratic transition. In absence of Turkish military’s looming shadow, the liberals and social democrats are learning to own the process rather than merely follow.
TransConflict is pleased to present the ninth part of a chapter of “Confronting the Yugoslav controversies – a scholars’ initiative”, entitled “Independence and the Fate of Minorities (1991-1992).”
Though civil society has played a key role in promoting dialogue between non-state actors in Turkey and Armenia, the border issue makes things very difficult.
The concept of ‘Umuganda’ – which means ‘coming together in common purpose’ – is to promote unity and reconciliation in a society that has been devastated by conflict, genocide and poverty.
The installation of a 400-kilometre security fence along the Georgian-South Ossetian border has had a huge impact on the lives of local people.
The West is stuck in reactive mode to what it perceives as a Crimean crisis; it needs instead to prepare for a strategic competition with Russia of unforeseeable duration for influence over Ukraine.
TransConflict is pleased to present the eighth part of a chapter of “Confronting the Yugoslav controversies – a scholars’ initiative”, entitled “Independence and the Fate of Minorities (1991-1992).”
The trajectory of the Geneva II negotiations – either towards convergence (resolution) or divergence (non-resolution) – will affect the outcome of one of the most violent and protracted conflicts in the Middle East.