On March 4th, Kenyans will vote in the country’s most complex and momentous elections to date. The build-up to the polls has been eagerly watched and debated – both in Kenya and abroad. Whilst there there are many reasons to believe that the elections may proceed peacefully, there are also reasons [...]
Archive for February, 2013
TransConflict is pleased to recommend the Executive Leadership Programmes (ELPs) delivered by the International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) – PATRIR, in partnership with ENGI, which will take place in London from 18th-23rd March 2013.
There has been a failure of public diplomacy by the US, the UK, France and Germany to serve the interests of stability in either Serbia or Syria, and thus a failure to strengthen or secure both ‘western’ interests, and the interests of the poor people of these two countries.
TransConflict is pleased to recommend the following online course, entitled “Transforming civil conflict”, organized by Modus Operandi and the Network University.
The strategic relations between Turkey and Serbia is an important case of how a century of negative peace could transform via economic cooperation and development.
A locally-focused, bottom-up approach which puts Syrian interests first offers a prospective path for transition and a peaceful settlement to the conflict.
Whilst the misuse of language has existed for centuries, contemporary manifestations show a particularly special and perfidious modus operandi. Namely, the language of deceit is acting as a proxy force, coining new phrases to justify hidden military, political and economic agendae.
The current crisis in Mali, the French intervention and the international terrorist threat it poses have once again put jihadism centre-stage in the media. While analysts assess the likelihood of France’s success in the region and the critical situation, rightly emphasising the consequences of recent events in Libya, few have [...]
That the EU dialogue has made certain progress – not all of it implemented in the north due in large part to the distrust – should not lead to excessive optimism. The northern Kosovo Serbs may some day come to accept something like Belgrade’s platform, but they almost certainly won’t [...]
The Lebanonization of Syria means the latter could face a long period of instability and rivalry among sectarian, tribal, and other competitors for power, resources, and status.