Using the theatre and theatrical techniques as a mean for creating a safe space for young participants from societies involved in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict helped breakdown existing stereotypical perceptions of history.
Reaching the point of enabling some degree of normality in the north and between local and central institutions in Kosovo and Serbia will be a significant achievement and an important step toward political stability in this part of the Balkans.
Ethnic divisions in Bosnia and Herzegovina are possibly greater than ever before. The Genesis Project, though, shows that reconciliation is not an impossible dream.
TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during November, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation.
On 18th October 2013, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that puts in place stronger measures for women to participate in all phases of conflict prevention, resolution and recovery.
Can local peacebuilders become a crucial link between the international development industry and some of the most at-risk communities?
For Russia, South Stream further consolidates its energy umbilical cord to Europe; whilst for Serbia it will serve as an important bridge between East and West – one that will increase its regional negotiating power.
The decision by Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to pursue rapprochement with the president of Iraqi Kurdistan could prove a profound obstacle to the Kurdish peace process.
The world’s most politically volatile region, the Middle East, has been stabilised through the collective common sense of three Great Powers – the United States, Great Britain and Russia – applying regressive yet pragmatic foreign policy.
The EU – with US support – has helped broker a framework that puts the current frozen conflict between Serbia and Kosovo onto a path that may eventually allow further mutual accommodation. But this opportunity could be lost if any of the parties try to move too quickly.