January 2016 Review

January 2016 Review

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during January, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation

 Suggested Reading Conflict Background GCCT

1) Top 15-articles of 2015

TransConflict recommends the following 15 articles published during 2015. Read on…

2) Top 15 GCCT articles of 2015

TransConflict is pleased to present the top-15 articles from members of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation published during 2015. Read on…

3) The US and Russia

Gerard M. Gallucci – Russia and the US have a deep shared interest in their own and global security. They form, in effect, the Western and Eastern boundaries of the Atlantic community. Conflict between the two helps neither. Read on…

4) Saudi Arabia’s act of strategic defiance

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir – The Saudi decision to execute Shiite cleric Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr at this particular juncture was a strategic act of defiance meant to challenge Iran and the United States in particular. The Saudis wanted to send a blatant and carefully calculated message that the Kingdom is capable of standing on its own, and it will not be deterred by either the already destabilized region or by the repercussions of its act. Read on…

5) Where next for relations between India and Pakistan?

Kirthi Jayakumar – Creating peace between India and Pakistan requires a strong sense of ownership over the process, with a clear packaging of the message how peace will enhance the region. Attempted intimidation by terrorist groups must be countered at every step. Read on…

6) In the grip of powerful illusions

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir – The resumption of peace talks will go nowhere unless Israelis and Palestinians change their prejudiced perception and resistance to and fear of change, and finally come to the realization that their fate is intertwined and neither can live in peace and security without the other. Read on…

7) Dediscoursification – how discursive attitudes cause wars

TransConflict is pleased to present extracts from Dražen Pehar’s book, ‘Dediscoursification – how discursive attitudes cause wars’, the key contention of which is that the attitude to language should be theorized as one of the major causes of war. Read on…

The Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation

1) From survival to life – Rwanda’s healing process at a glance

While many Rwandans have healed to varying degrees there is a need to address the wounds that still run deep. Today, the healing process is still ongoing. The question is: what work still needs to be done and how do we go about helping those who still suffer deep psychological wounds to this day? Read on…

2) Never Again Rwanda will never relent to promote rights of all the youth

Never Again Rwanda, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, organized a conference on the theme, “Promotion and protection of human rights: My voice counts,” to mark International Human Rights Day. Read on…

3) Never Again Rwanda hosts a Community Forum in Bugesera

Never Again Rwanda, a member of the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, organized a special Community Forum in Bugesera district to discuss challenges of peace in the region and how to overcome them through dialogue. Read on…

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