March 2017 Review

March 2017 Review

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during March. 

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1) The Balkan treadmill

David B. Kanin – The last thing the region needs is more “attention” from the European Union. Read on…

2) UN report highlights violations of humanitarian international law

Rene Wadlow – There is a pressing need for actions to be taken to implement humanitarian international law in response to increased challenges. Citizens of the World stress the need for a United Nations-led conference on the re-affirmation of humanitarian international law including its application by non-State parties. Read on…

3) Erdogan exploits Islam for personal and political gain

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir – This is the third in a series of articles based in part on eyewitness accounts about the rapidly deteriorating socio-political conditions in Turkey and what the future may hold for the country. Read on…

4) Erdogan – the Sultan of an illusionary Ottoman Empire

Dr. Alon Ben-Meir – his is the fourth and last in a series of articles based in part on eyewitness accounts about the rapidly deteriorating socio-political conditions in Turkey and what the future may hold for the country. Read on…

5) Conflict resolution in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Arik Segal – The Fourth Industrial Revolution will have an immense impact on how humans communicate with each other- for better and for worse. Conflict resolution professionals should reevaluate their theories and practices to address new challenges through the convergence of the physical, digital and biological dimensions. Read on…

6) Trumpism and anti-Semitism

Sam Ben-Meir – The growing anti-Semitism in the United States has been fed by a social-political atmosphere that is conducive to groups that thrive on racist ideology. White nationalist groups have been encouraged by the current administration’s willingness to lend an ear and more to those on the far right. Read on…

7) Wolves guarding sheep – Sri Lanka’s witness “protection” authority

Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice – The implications of the latest report are crystal clear: the government of Sri Lanka must immediately remove these individuals from the Witness Protection Authority and revise the Witness Protection Act if it is deliver on its commitment to a credible safeguarding system – a promise made to all Sri Lankans as part of UN Human Rights Council Resolution 30/1 in October 2015. Read on…

8) Alternative politics of renewal

Yossef Ben-Meir – What does it look like when the local approach to achieving sustainable development projects guides not just how we govern, but is also strategically implemented by candidates to help them campaign and secure elected office? Read on…

9) Two schools under one roof – a lesson in ethnic unmixing from Bosnia’s segregated school system

Tea Hadžiristić – What about one inclusive people that welcomes differences while looking for similarities? Who stands in the way? Read on…


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